2017 juror, Colorado Mesa University Juried Student Exhibition
Saturday, April 1 at 11:30am
Free and open to the public
In this lecture, Cortney Stell will delve into her selection process for this year’s CMU student show, outlining gallery aesthetics along the way. She will also discuss some of her professional experiences in the art world and the power structures at play in that idiosyncratic industry.
Ms. Stell is the Executive Director and Chief Curator of Black Cube, a nomadic contemporary art museum based in Denver, Colorado. She has held independent curatorial practice since 2006, curating numerous exhibitions nationally and internationally for museums, university galleries, biennials and art events. Stemming from a philosophical interest in art as communication, Stell organizes exhibitions that focus on artworks experimental in both conceptual and material nature, including exhibitions with artists such as Liam Gillick, Cyprien Gaillard, Daniel Arsham, and Shirley Tse. Stell holds a MA from the European Graduate School in Switzerland where she is also a PhD candidate in Media Communications.