September 24, 2018 at 7:00pm Lipscomb University / One University Park Drive, Nashville, TN
Insight Series Speaker:
Joeonna Bellorado-Samuels is the founder of We Buy Gold, a roving gallery presenting exhibitions, commissioned projects, and public events. The inaugural project was located in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn is a suite of four exhibitions (ONE., TWO., THREE. And The Yard), which encourage the dissection and deconstruction of structures of power by artists working in a cross-section of media. The second iteration will open in Manhattan’s Chinatown in April with the exhibition, FOUR. She is also on the curatorial team of The Racial Imaginary Institute, which seeks to change the way we imagine race in the U.S. and internationally by lifting up and connecting the work of artists, writers, knowledge-producers, and activists with audiences seeking thoughtful, innovative conversations and experiences. Joeonna was a founding Director of For Freedoms, the first artist-run Super PAC which uses art to inspire deeper political engagement for citizens who want to have a greater impact on the American political landscape. She is also a Director at the Jack Shainman Gallery where she manages artists within the gallery roster including Hank Willis Thomas, Toyin Ojih Odutola, Nina Chanel Abney and Meleko Mokgosi among others. Her multi-faceted role includes building and maintaining institutional and client relationships, organizing and presenting exhibitions, and strategic planning for long term goals and growth of the gallery.
There will be a reception at Lipscomb University at 6:30pm prior to Joeonna's talk on Monday, September 24.