Astria Suparak is the director and curator of Carnegie Mellon’s Miller Gallery, where she curated the first Yes Men retrospective, Keep It Slick: Infiltrating Capitalism with The Yes Men, and co-curated Whatever It Takes: Steelers Fan Collections, Rituals, and Obsessions and the 2011 Pittsburgh Biennial. Suparak was the director and curator of the Pratt Film Series and Syracuse Universitys Warehouse Gallery, and has curated exhibitions, screenings and events for museums, festivals, publications, and film centers internationally, as well as for many alternative spaces. She recently edited the Yes Men Activity Book and co-produced New Art/Science Affinities (2011), which accompanies the Miller Gallery at CMUs touring exhibition, Intimate Science.
Peoples Biennial proposes an alternative to the standard contemporary art biennial and questions the often-exclusionary selection process of biennial curation. Organized by artist Harrell Fletcher and Jens Hoffmann, Director, Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, CCA, and produced by Independent Curators International (ICI), the traveling exhibition examines the work of artists who operate outside the MFA […]read more »