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Form of Touch, 2017, curated by SVA MA Curatorial Practice alumna Becky Nahom, installation view at the Pfizer Building, 630 Flushing Ave., Brooklyn, NY (photo by Deirdre Nolan)

The MA Curatorial Practice program at the School of Visual Arts celebrates the opening of its major year-end exhibitions.

Where: The Pfizer Building, 630 Flushing Avenue, Brooklyn, NY, 11206
When: Thursday, April 19, 2018, from 6 to 9pm

The opening is free and open to the public. The exhibitions will be on view until May 4 by appointment.


Cocoon, curated by Lux Yuting Bai, concerns how one “becomes what one is” by examining the concepts of authenticity and absurdity in an existential framework.

Bric-á-Brac, curated by Jacqueline Kok, explores diverse implications of human behavior within shifting geopolitical structures. Inspired by Guy Debord’s concept of the dérive.

The Future of Labor, curated by Noelia Lecue Francia. What is the science of transience and how will the dynamics of plenary digitization shape the ethics of labor going forward?

Inspired by Trevor Paglen’s inquiries into the production of space, RE:ACTION, curated by Amanda Lee, examines contemporary techniques of distortion, while offering compensatory prospects of belief in belief.

Femmexplicit Digitalia, curated by Jasa McKenzie, surveys and celebrates ways in which explicit female sexuality and corporeality are becoming a symbol of power in society today.

Same Light, New Exposure, curated by Birdie Piccininni, considers contemporary photographic portraiture and the complex intersubjectivities of photographers, their sitters, and the optics of negotiated inquiry and the doubt of fact.

Isla imaginaria, curated by Natalia Viera Salgado, interrogates notions of territory, citizenship, displacement, erasure, and the question of progress on the island of Puerto Rico today.

Sanctuary, curated by Piper Ross Ferriter, presents a 21st-century reading of Leo Tolstoy’s What Is Art? toward a shared conviction of empathy.

Are We in Sync?, curated by John Elammar, Jesse Firestone, Xinyi Ren, María Alejandra Sáenz, Michele Thursz, and Andrea Valencia, brings together more than a dozen international artists to explore alternative constructs and perceptions of time.

Rolling admissions to join the program are available for Fall 2018. Learn more at

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