Introduction

CIVIC Conversations were a key component of the collaborative curatorial Residency Unlimited residency undertaken by Amanda Roderick and Bella Kerr in New York, in 2016. About a dozen meetings were arranged and these were recorded when possible, and permission sought from participants for some to be edited and published.  The following questions were used to…

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Nathalie Anglès, New York

From a conversation with Nathalie Anglès on 10th November 2016 in Brooklyn, New York.  Nathalie Anglès is co-founder and executive director of Residency Unlimited (RU). RU is a Brooklyn based not for profit arts organisation that fosters customised residencies for artists and curators and yearlong public programs. She studied political science and history at Brown…

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Manon Slome, New York

Conversation with Manon Slome, 24thOctober 2016 in Chelsea, New York Manon Slome (PhD) is the Chief Curator of No Longer Empty(NLE). From 2002 to June 2008 she was the Chief Curator of the Chelsea Art Museum in New York. During that time, she curated and oversaw a program of some forty exhibitions, symposia and museum…

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Jason&Becky

From a conversation between Jason&Becky(J&B), artists, and Amanda Roderick, on 30 January 2018 at Mission Gallery, Swansea.   Jason&Becky have been involved with Mission Gallery since they were students on the BA Fine Art course at Swansea College of Art (2010-13), and collaborations have evolved through one off live performance, offsite projects, group shows, workshops,…

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David Dean

Conversation with David Dean, 10thNovember 2016 in Brooklyn, New York   David Dean is Director of Development at Residency Unlimited and has 30 years of experience as an arts administrator and non-profit fundraiser. He was the Executive Director of Printed Matter for five years and has worked for a range of other organizations in both the…

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Sarah Rowles

From a conversation between Sarah Rowles and Bella Kerr and Amanda Roderick on Tuesday 14thNov 2107 (Brighton/Swansea via phone) Sarah Rowles is the founding Director Q-Art, which she set up in 2008 whilst a BA fine art student at Goldsmiths. She was motivated to set up the organisation in response to the barriers – tangible…

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Carol Gwizdak

From a conversation with Carol Gwizdak, Assistant Head, Carmarthen School of Art, with Bella Kerr and Amanda Roderick at ALEX Design Exchange, Swansea College of Art on Tuesday 30thJanuary 2018.   Carol Gwizdak is a long-standing member of staff at Carmarthen School of Art, and was, for many years, Course director of Diploma in Foundation…

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