Dr. Leonie Bradbury has been named the Foster Chair in Contemporary Art Theory and Practice and Distinguished Curator-in-Residence at Emerson College. She earned her PhD at IDSVA in 2019, specializing in network theory and its intersections with art history and contemporary artistic practices.
IDSVA Ph.D. Candidate and David Driskell Fellow yon Tande has been appointed Assistant Professor of Dance at Temple University, Boyer College of Music and Dance, with a focus on Africanist Perspectives in Contemporary Dance Practices.
IDSVA will undergo a comprehensive evaluation visit July 14–17, 2019, by a team representing the New England Commission of Higher Education (formerly the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, NEASC).
William Daniels, Cohort ’18, has had a whirlwind year. In the span of four months, he received the Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone Artist Grant for his new project Textile Art Exhibition, andwas awarded Male Quilt Artist of the Year and a Lifetime Achievement Award from the National African American Quilt Museum, Marla Jackson Quilts and the Black Archives of Mid-America.
This summer, IDSVA will participate in Biennale Sessions at the Venice Biennale Arte 2019, with a lecture/seminar given by artist-philosopher Giovanni Tusa on the topic of New Ecologies. A lexicon for the XXI century. The lecture will take place on June 18, 2019, and will be open to the public.