Amber Dennis is an independent curator, writer & co-founder of Feminista Social Club. She has an intersectional, feminist curatorial practice and her mission is to make everyone cool with contemporary art. In addition to her independent and Feminista work she also curates with Disclaimer Gallery. She’s based in New York City.
What she wants to do:
- Produce intersectional, feminist shows that lift up those voices that are generally ignored and dismissed.
- Collaborate with artists and community organizations to create shows and experiences that encourage everyone to participate in the contemporary art world.
- Provide an entry point for anyone who is interested in contemporary art.
- Attempt to make shows engaging for all while remaining impactful.
- Create a welcoming social, creative and activist space.
Sidenote: She formerly curated under the name The Schoolyard, but no longer!
February 2018 – Present
Van Tran Nguyen, A Choir for MSG @ The WASH Project
March 15, 2017
Van Tran Nguyen, Split Ends @ Main Street Gallery
November 11 – 17, 2016
2016- until foreverrrrrr!
All sorts of (semi-regular) wacky stuff for the Feminista Social Club blog including Anxiety Journal, Art Words From An Art Baby, Amber’s Fashion Corner & City Livin’.
Catalog entry for Lingfei Zhao’s Resistance. Zhao’s work was featured in Forging American: Art in the Workings of an Asian American Rust Belt, an exhibition curated by Natalie Fleming & Van Tran Nguyen. The exhibit ran September 8 – November 17, 2017 at Big Orbit Gallery: A CEPA Gallery Project Space in Buffalo, NY.
Juried for Squeaky Wheel Film and Media Center’s Summer 2017 group exhibition – Shape of a Pocket – along with Ekrem Serdar (curator), John Massier (curator, Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center) and Caitlin Margaret Coder (Squeaky Wheel Spring 2017 Curatorial Intern). Show ran June 30th – August 26th, 2017.
Exhibition review for Afterimage Online – Sondra Perry: flesh out at Squeaky Wheel Film and Media Art Center “Sondra Perry’s flesh out is a look at blackness through black history, the black present, and an imagined black future. It serves as an intimate sequel to her 2016 exhibition Resident Evil, featured at the interdisciplinary art space The Kitchen in New York City.”
Catalog entry for Katharina Kakar’s To Remember is to Imagine: Ella Talking Art. Kakar’s work was featured in The Measure of All Things: Rethinking Humanism through Art, an exhibition curated by University of Buffalo Department of Art Visual Resource Curator Natalie Fleming & Department of Art MFA Student Van Tran Nguyen. The show ran from October 13 – December 10, 2016 at the UB Department of Art Gallery.