Sep 13th 2020

Online Event

This lunchtime Q&A is FREE and open to the public and will be presented via Zoom.

In conjunction with the 2020 Filter Photo Festival, join us for a Q&A with Megha Ralapati, Residency Manager at Hyde Park Art Center. She will start with a presentation on the ecology of residency programs, including the various types, the benefits of each to both artists and institutions, and how artists can determine which program might be best for them. Additionally, she will share the concept and goals of Hyde Part Art Center’s residency program. The program will conclude with a Q&A with participants.

Megha Ralapati is a curator, writer and arts manager based in Chicago. Megha manages the Jackman Goldwasser Residency at Hyde Park Art Center, which supports artists across Chicago and internationally, as well as initiates collaborations and cultural exchange with community-focused organizations like Project Row Houses (Houston) and ARTPORT Tel Aviv. As an independent curator, she has developed exhibitions, including Xenophilia in Chicago (2016), Double-Jointed at Scaramouche Gallery in New York (2012), and contributed to New Narratives: Contemporary Art from India at the Chicago Cultural Center (2007). Her writing has been included in publications, South as a State of Mind (Documenta 2018); Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic (2015 Brooklyn Museum), Black Sun (2014 Devi Art Foundation) and Manual for Treason (2011 Sharjah Art Foundation). Megha received an MA in Visual Culture from Goldsmiths and a BA in Art History and Anthropology from Columbia University.
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