Speaker(s): Alexandra Darby, Colleen Marie Foley, Susan Mumford, Kelani Nichole

Women Disrupting the Art World


Join this interactive discussion between Susan Mumford, founder and CEO of the Association of Women Art Dealers (AWAD), Colleen Marie Foley, interdisciplinary artist, Alexandra Darby, the Head of Operations at NEW INC, and Kelani Nichole, the owner of TRANSFER. They'll explore opportunities and challenges presented by technology, all the while uncovering how women are embracing digital to disrupt culture. 


Alexandra Darby

Alexandra Darby is the Head of Operations at NEW INC, founded by the New Museum in 2014 as the first museum-led cultural incubator dedicated to supporting innovation, collaboration, and entrepreneurship across art, design, and technology. She is a Sydney-born, New York-based cultural producer and contemporary jeweler. Her curatorial projects, which are guided by critical theory and digital...

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Colleen Marie Foley

Colleen Marie Foley is an interdisciplinary artist and video editor. Her work focuses on the psychological/physical relationship between sublime landscape, digital technology, and the body and the porousness of the membrane that separates them. Video, with its capacity to encompass a multitude of media, allows her to explore these themes via music, poetry, installation, performance and digital...

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Susan Mumford

Susan Mumford is a game-changer in the 21st Century art world. She’s an entrepreneur, gender equality advocate, mentor, speaker / moderator and author. While running a gallery in Soho, London, she founded the Association of Women Art Dealers (AWAD), a non-profit trade network with multiple international chapters. She subsequently started Be Smart About Art, a...

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Kelani Nichole

Kelani Nichole (@kelaninichole) is the owner of TRANSFER, an experimental exhibition space in NYC that explores the friction between networked studio practice and its physical instantiation.  The gallery supports artists working with computer-based practices to realise solo exhibitions, and travels internationally promoting new formats for exhibition and appreciation of contemporary art.  In...

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