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IDSVA Student and Alumni Job Announcements and Achievements

We are proud to share the most recent IDSVA student achievements.

IDSVA students at the Acropolis, Summer 2017
IDSVA students at the Acropolis, Summer 2017

Dr. Conny Bogaard, Alumna 2015

Elected to the Board of the Kansas Association of Community Foundations (KACF), December, 2017

Paper: "The Dialogical Museum: Authority and Answerability in a Multicultural World" for the Tenth International Conference on the Inclusive Museum. Manchester Museum, Manchester, UK. September 15-17, 2017

Leonie Bradbury, PhD Candidate

Co-curated: "John Preus: The Beast (Herd Mentality)" at Montserrat College of Art, February 2018

Dr. Jean Bundy, Alumna 2017

Appointed to the board of International Association of Art Critics (AICA), 2018

Dr. Mary Anne Davis, Alumna 2018

Panelist: "The Materiality of Art" in conversation with Jen Mergel. Monserrat College of Art, March 22, 2018

Kate Farrington, PhD Candidate

Panelist: "The Space of Art," featuring Montserrat College of Art, Professor of Humanities Kate Farrington in conversation with artist John Preus. Monserrat College of Art, February 15, 2018

Ana Fernandez, Cohort '17

Solo Exhibition: "Pistolas y Rosas," Galeria Ileana Viteri, Quito Ecuador, October 2017.The show was written up in the book, Solo de Mujeres by Antonio Rodriguez.

Dr. Jennifer Hall, Alumna 2016

Panelist: "The Experience of Art" in conversation with Dr. Vidette Asher. Monserrat College of Art, March 1, 2018

Jason Hoelscher, PhD Candidate

Paper: "Art as Information Ecology" at the SLSA (Society for Literature, Science and the Arts) Europe conference at the University of Copenhagen in Denmark, June 2018

Panel Chair: "Art and Aesthetics in the Era of Artificial Intelligence" at the SECAC conference, Birmingham Alabama, October 2018

Paige Lunde, PhD Candidate

Will present "Objective Time, Temporality, and Poiesis: Our Contemporary Problem with Time," at The Thirteenth International Conference on the Arts in Society, hosted by Common Grounds Research Networks at the University of Illinois, held at the Emily Carr University of Art & Design, Vancouver, Canada, June 25 - 27, 2018.

Will lead a panel concerning “Our Problem with the Concept of Time,” at SECAC (Southeast College Art Conference), held at the University of Alabama, Birmingham, October 17 - 20, 2018.

Dr. Kathryn McFadden, Alumna 2017

Chair of Panel: "AMBUSHED: Pussy Grabs Back, Ya'll: Female Exhibitionism in Art and Performance," at SECAC in Birmingham, Alabama. October 2018

Chair of panel: "Between Us: Aesthetic Experience as Care" and will present paper "Care-full: Love in the Photography of Vivian Meyer," at the 10th Annual Dialogic Conference in Braga, Portugal at the University of Minho. June 2018

Natalya Mayrena, Cohort '16

Paper: "Carnival Griot: Storytelling, Representation and Mas' in Trinidad and Tobago with works by Peter Minshall and Rosalind Gabriel" in the panel "Between Land, Water, and Language: The Black Atlantic in Conversation with the Western Caribbean," at the conference BLACK PORTRAITURE[S] IV: The Color of Silence, at Harvard University, March 22-24, 2018

Nicole Marie Milchak, Cohort '17

Appointed Entertainment & Media Adjuster at Fine Arts Adjusters, Austin, Texas

Mercedeh Mirshamsi, Cohort '15

Appointed Adjunct Professor in Multimedia Studies, New York Institute of Technology, February 2018

Jonathan Morgan, Cohort '15

Paper: "Crafting a New Capitalism: Materiality as Praxis"at ASU 2018 Graduate Philosophy Conference, Tempe, AZ. February 2018

Paper: "Crafting a New Capitalism: Materiality as Praxis" at the 6th Annual University of Toronto Centre for Ethics Graduate Student Conference, University of Toronto, CA. May 2018

Keren Moscovitch, PhD Candidate

Publication: "Whose Portrait Matters? Self-Representation and the Selfie Generation," published in Portraits of Who We Are exhibition catalog, David C. Driskell Center for the Study of Visual Arts and Culture of African Americans and the African Diaspora, University of Maryland, College Park, February 2018

Exhibition: One More Way: REVOLT! Large-scale, immersive, site-specific, multi-channel video installation investigating the intimate poetics of communal text interpretation, commissioned by LABA House of Study at the 14th Street Y, NYC, February 2018

Allen Olson-Urtecho, Cohort '16

Presented paper: VR Refugee Therapy: Responding to Mental Health Crisis with Immersive Reality to Mitigate the Trauma of the Syrian Conflict in Refugees, at VR Healthcare Symposium 2018,  Harvard Medical in Boston, MA, March 5-7, 2018.  

Jessica Rodríguez-Colón, Cohort '15

Will Present Paper: "Maternal Representation in US American Media in 2016: representation or (miss)representation of US American Maternal Politics and its Philosophies?" at the Film-Philosophy Conference 2018, University of Gothenburg, Sweden, July 3-5, 2018

Honored at the event "El Semillero: idea incubator" by The Loisaida Center in the Lower East Side, the collective labor as co-founders of Eco Kit Initiative, will be recognized on February 27, 2018

Dr. Nil Santana, Alumna 2013

Promoted to Associate Tenured Professor, Abilene Christian University, Texas

Co-led an art light installation, "Lightwalk" on the campus of Abilene Christian University, Fall 2017

Yon Tande, PhD Candidate

Conference Presentation: "The Body of Essence: Ring Shout and other Afro-futurities," with ChE, and Andre M. Zachery at The Collegium for African Diaspora Dance (CADD), Duke University, February 16-18, 2018

Taliesin Thomas, PhD Candidate

Presentation: will speak at the TEDxFulton Street program in NYC. June 2018

Lecture: "Ai Weiwei: Global Artist, Borderless Humanist, Contemporary Emperor," public lecture in conjunction with a year-long exhibition of Ai Weiwei's "Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads" sculpture series at the John & Mable Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota, FL. February 2018

Angela Whitlock, Cohort '16

Paper: "The Virtu-Real" at the 2018 Mid-American College Art Association Conference (MACAA), Lincoln, NE. October 4-6, 2018

Lisa Williamson, Cohort '15

Group Exhibition and Panel Discussion: "Art/Race/Violence: A Collaborative Response" at Crosstown Arts from Oct-Jan. 2018

Check out all the latest student achievements on our website.

IDSVA is currently accepting applications for September 2018 enrollment with a priority deadline of May 1, 2018.

Please visit our admissions page for more details and contact Molly Davis to set up an informational interview.

Molly Davis

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