Meet the 2019 Curators:
Dana Bishop-Root and Hannah Turpin
We are happy to announce the two talented curators chosen to participate in the pilot season of our curatorial development program, Prospectus! Both curators will be producing exhibitions at Brew House Gallery in early 2019, more information coming soon.
Dana Bishop-Root maintains expansive collaborative practices with Transformazium and General Sisters and is the program Director at Braddock Carnegie Library. Her collaborative work grows alongside local systems of communication, exchange, resource distribution and how we use language together. The process and work of Tranformazium is embedded in the Braddock Carnegie Library and General Sisters can be found in the building on the corner of Kirkpatrick Avenue and Robinson in North Braddock, PA. Both practices take on context based forms as they are shared in museums, classrooms, dinner tables and journals.
Hannah Turpin’s curatorial practice focuses on the relationship between art and contemporary social issues surrounding identity, community, and representation. She is currently the curatorial assistant for modern and contemporary art and photography at Carnegie Museum of Art. Recent exhibitions include Shaping a Modern Legacy: Karl and Jennifer Salatka Collect (Carnegie Museum of Art) and The Seen and The Unseen: Three Artists Visualizing the Boundary of Space and Place (Neu Kirche Contemporary Art Center). Turpin earned a Master’s in Art History at New York University’s Institute of Fine Arts and a Bachelor’s in East Asian Studies at Denison University. Past institutional experience includes the Brooklyn Museum, Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art, and Columbus Museum of Art.
Prospectus Program Description
Prospectus is a curatorial development program of Brew House Association that supports emerging talent and produces two fully developed exhibitions featuring local artists at the Brew House Gallery.
Prospectus provides 2,700 sq. ft. gallery space, mentorship, and professional development experiences to two emerging curators in the Pittsburgh community. Through involvement in the 6-week intensive program, curators will receive the support necessary to present a one-month exhibition in the Brew House Gallery located on the Southside. Experts in the field will give advice on essential skills for curators including developing an exhibition statement, artist engagement and interaction, community collaboration and outreach, installation, marketing and promotion. These strategies include access to professional guidance from those experienced in the field, time and space to realize a unique vision and the financial and administrative support necessary to produce a highly professional final product that might not otherwise become a reality.
Curators are encouraged to produce exhibitions focused on social issues and consider intended audiences and partnerships that may strengthen the viewership of the exhibition. Two curators are selected to curate back-to-back exhibitions running from January, 2019 – March, 2019.