Colleagues and Friends Breakfast: Kemi Ilesanmi

  • artnet Headquarters 233 Broadway New York

Kemi Ilesanmi speaks with colleagues and friends Katy Rubin and Christine Gaspar about their experience leading community-engaged arts organizations.

MEMBERS: $5 / NON-MEMBERS: $15

TICKETS ARE NO LONGER AVAILABLE FOR THIS EVENT.

 

ABOUT THE SPEAKERS

Kemi Ilesanmi is the Executive Director of The Laundromat Project, which brings art, artists, and arts programming into local coin-ops and other community spaces to amplify the creativity that already exists within communities. Previously, she worked at Creative Capital Foundation supporting American artists making adventurous new work, and at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, where she was a visual arts curator.

Katy Rubin is the Founder and Executive Director of Theatre of the Oppressed NYC, which partners with communities facing discrimination to inspire transformative action though theater. Katy trained with Augusto Boal at the Center for Theatre of the Oppressed in Rio de Janeiro, and later with Jana Sanskriti in India and Cardboard Citizens in London. She has trained community artists and activists around the world.

Christine Gaspar is the Executive Director of the Center for Urban Pedagogy (CUP), which uses art and design to improve public participation in shaping the built environment. CUP partners with designers and community organizations to create visually-based educational tools that help demystify complex issues from zoning law to sewage infrastructure. Gaspar has over fifteen years of experience in community design, including her time at the Gulf Coast Community Design Studio in Biloxi, Mississippi, where she provided architectural-design and city-planning services to low-income communities recovering from Hurricane Katrina.

 

ABOUT THE SERIES

The Colleagues and Friends Breakfast series invites established women in the art world to have conversations about their current positions, career paths, and professional relationships. The program is generously hosted by artnet at their headquarters in the Woolworth Building.