Current Students

CP20

Andre Bradley lives and works in Philadelphia, PA. He is a graduate of Hampshire College where he was a James Baldwin Scholar and the recipient of the first annual Elaine Mayes Award for Photography. During his studies at the Rhode Island School of Design (MFA 2015), Bradley was named a president’s scholar and a recipient of the T.C. Colley Award for Photographic Excellence, which ultimately led to his work becoming part of the permanent collection at the RISD Museum of Art. His book Dark Archives was shortlisted for the Photo-Text Book Award at Les Recontres De La Photographie and the Paris Photo-Aperture Foundation First PhotoBook Award, both in 2016. He has been a fellow at Image Text Ithaca, the Creative Media Institute at Hampshire College, and the Philadelphia Photo Arts Center.

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Contact: abradley01@mica.edu




Rodrigo Carazas Portal was born in Lima and raised in the Callao Province of Peru. He studied in the art department at the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú in Lima, and later relocated to the U.S. in 2009. Carazas Portal earned his BFA from George Mason University’s School of Art in 2015. Recent awards include the Academic Excellence Distinction in Sculpture (GMU, 2015) and the Best New Project Prize (Lima Biennial Art Fair, 2016). Recent exhibitions include Methods (Brentwood Arts Exchange, 2017), Overload (Tokio Galería, 2017), Local Legends (VisArts, 2017), and Revolution/Revelation (Olly Olly Gallery, 2017).

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Contact: rcarazas@mica.edu




 

Hannah Davis is a curator, photographer, designer, and bookmaker from Richmond, VA. After graduating from the University of Kentucky with a BA in Arts Administration and Mass & Digital Communication, with an emphasis in Photography, she started her own artistic services business. As a small business owner, Hannah’s focus was on providing artists and musicians the necessary support to maintain a stable practice, through cohesive design concepts, stock and promotional imagery, website building, social media management, and business and administrative planning. Before starting her MFA in Curatorial Practice at MICA, Hannah was the co-curator at Meg C Jewelry Gallery in Lexington, KY. She also has interned at Bolivar Art Gallery at the University of Kentucky, Morlan Gallery at Transylvania University, The Aspen Music Festival and School, and The Branch Museum of Architecture and Design.

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Contact: hdavis@mica.edu



Imani Y. Haynes is a curator, exhibition designer, historian, and arts administrator. In 2014, she graduated from Savannah State University with a BA in History. On top of her work in MICA’s MFA in Curatorial Practice, Imani serves as a curator at The National Great Blacks In Wax Museum, a historian and grant manager for The Baltimore National Heritage Area, and as a GBCA Urban Arts Leadership Program fellow. Her work and research focuses on how movements by and for black women have galvanized, won social liberties, and changed the course of history. She has also worked as a research and education assistant for The Maryland-National Capital Parks and Planning Commission and as an Assistant Curator at the James E. Lewis Museum of Art. Imani's mission is to curate the stories of those who continue to be silenced by society.

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Contact: ihaynes01@mica.edu



Ashley (Qing) He is an artist and curator from Dalian, China. She received her BA in Studio Art and Economics from SUNY Albany in 2017, where she co-curated the exhibitions Excision, Fracture, and Prelude 174 across campus galleries and throughout the city. These experiences in working with contemporary art and artists have been transformative and led her to pursue her own curatorial practice. Ashley’s current thesis research focuses on the psychological space between the protagonist and antagonist, the monster and martyr, and how certain subjects are misconstrued in popular culture, film, and modern myths.

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Contact: ahe01@mica.edu

 





Sungah Kang is a painter and curator originally from Seoul, South Korea. She received her undergraduate degree in Painting from Sangmyoung University where she focused on the intersection of abstraction and feminism. Her work at the time was a reaction to the dominant modes of gender inequality and the challenges of engaging in overt social and political commentary in traditional Asian culture. Sungah would later work at a printshop and gallery in Seoul called, Printbakery, where she became interested in how making exhibitions and curating can engage the public in unexpected ways. In 2017, she moved to Baltimore to complete MICA’s Post-Baccalaureate program and soon after enrolled in its MFA in Curatorial Practice program.


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Contact: skang03@mica.edu



 

Eva Sailly is a writer, artist, photographer, and curator. She received her undergraduate degree in advertising from the University of Florida with a minor in French language at La Sorbonne in Paris. Eva gained an understanding of client relations and media from her work as an account executive at her local newspaper and transitioned to public engagement, cultural work at the Harn Museum of Art in Gainesville, FL. She also worked in social media management and archives during her time with the Norton Museum of Art in West Palm Beach, FL. Passionate about publication design and film, Eva was an illustrator for The Fine Print Arts magazine as well as the art director for Spill Arts magazine and Chompics Production, a national web-series.

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Contact: esailly@mica.edu




Nathalie von Veh is an arts worker, writer, and curator living and working in DC. She is the Resident Storyteller at Washington Project for the Arts (WPA), helping to co-produce artist-driven programs, content, and knowledge. Over the past four years at WPA, she has co-produced dozens of exhibitions, events, and workshops, managed an artist-residency program in DC Public Schools, and assisted in grant writing and strategic development. In her independent work, Nathalie began collaborating with artists in 2015, curating an all-day, interdisciplinary festival called { the space between }. Nathalie has also co-organized and participated in advocacy initiatives for DC artists in response to the city’s rapid gentrification. She is interested in speculative temporalities, experimental performance, alternative pedagogies, artist-run spaces, publishing, and collaboration as a radical practice.

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Contact: nvonveh@mica.edu




Minwen Wang is a curator and artist from Nanjing, China. Prior to joining MICA’s MFA in Curatorial Practice program, she worked for several emerging art institutions and co-developed one of the galleries in The Dreamland – Zhuang Hongxing Watercolor Painting Exhibition at The National Art Museum of China, an expansive exhibition in partnership with the Ministry of Culture of China. Minwen is now passionate about the possibilities of public engagement in the field of curatorial practice as well as supporting artists to convey their work and ideas in uplifting, cross-cultural, communal spaces. She is interested in curating installation art, new media, and artists who innovate with materials in order to create immersive exhibitions and exhibition design projects that can bring the artworld closer to the everyday public—generating both inspiration and conversation while at the same time giving social value to the art market.

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Contact: mwang04@mica.edu



Tiffany Auttrianna Ward is an African American independent curator and scholar based in Baltimore. She received her BA in History from Manhattanville College in 2011 with a focus on Afro-Latin American Studies. During the past ten years, Tiffany has centered the stories of the African Diaspora through her academic and professional pursuits, which have taken her to Brazil, Puerto Rico, and throughout the continental United States. In 2015, she started a bilingual Portuguese and English online journal called Cores Brilhantes – a contemporary online space for Afro-Brazilian art. Since founding the journal, she has also been a contributing writer for AFROPUNK and Sugarcane Magazine as well as assisted artists from across the diaspora with public relations and marketing support. Tiffany plans to co-open a residency and international exchange program in Baltimore for artists from the African Diaspora.

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Contact: tward@mica.edu


 

Aden Weisel is a Baltimore-based curator, art historian, and writer. In addition to pursuing her MFA in Curatorial Practice, she is the Founding Director of Gallery WW and the Exhibitions Director & Gallery Curator for Stevenson University. Weisel is returning to MICA, following the completion of her BFA in Art History, Theory & Criticism in 2013. In the interim, she has served as the Curatorial Assistant for the Department of the Arts of Africa, the Americas, Asia & the Pacific Islands at the Baltimore Museum of Art, the Gallery Director for Galerie Myrtis, and a contributing writer for BmoreArt.

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Contact: aweisel@mica.edu

 

 

 


CP21

Dulcina Abreu is a Dominican-born independent curator, artist, and museum advocate currently based in Washington, DC. She graduated with a BFA in Fine Arts and Media from Parsons, The New School. Prior to living in New York, Dulcina studied at The National School of Visual Arts and Altos de Chavon School of Design, both in the Dominican Republic. Abreu’s work explores 21st century visual and material culture from the Caribbean Diaspora in the US, contemporary urban history from the African Diaspora in Europe, immigration law, and activism. She has served as a Latinx Curatorial Assistant at the Smithsonian, supporting initiatives such as the National Postal Museum’s exhibition Baseball: America’s Home Run, National Museum of American History’s Latinos and Baseball: In the Barrios, and the Major Leagues collecting initiative. Abreu currently manages the NYC Latino 9-11 collecting initiative which aims to expand the national narrative of the attacks with Latino/a stories and material culture.

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Contact: 
dabreu@mica.edu

 

Zion Douglass is an anti-disciplinary thinker, curator, and writer from Baltimore, MD. Grounded by the practice of Black study, Zion’s particular interests dovetail across digital technology and embodiment, the sensory qualities of Black life, temporality, world-making, invisibility, intimacy, mysticism, and experimental moving-image practices. He has assisted and developed programs at the Baltimore Museum of Art, Transformer (DC), The Contemporary (Baltimore), and the Whitney Museum of American Art. Prior to joining MICA’s Curatorial Practice MFA program, Zion worked as a Programming Associate at The Parkway Theatre in Baltimore. 

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Contact: zdouglass@mica.edu

 

 

 

Deyane Moses is an artist, activist, and curator. In 2019, she graduated from MICA with a BFA in Photography. During her senior year, she received national recognition for her project, The Maryland Institute Black Archives (MIBA), which uncovered MICA’s Black history from the 1800s–present. MIBA and its accompanying programs – the exhibition Blackives and the remembrance demonstration Take Back the Steps – prompted MICA’s President to issue a public statement apologizing for the College’s racist past. She is the recipient of numerous awards, such as the Fred Lazarus Leadership for Social Change Award, the Harry T. Pratt Society Award, and the Leslie King-Hammond Graduate Award, to name a few. Deyane’s work has been featured in Art in America, ARTnews, Art & Education, BmoreArt, and The Baltimore Sun

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Contact: dmoses@mica.edu

 



Ryan Patrick is a Baltimore-born, Brooklyn-based curator. Drawing from six years of experiential research in performance, theatre-making, drag and queer nightlife, Ryan’s curatorial practice uses collaborative and experimental modes to reimagine new possibilities surrounding the public programming and exhibitions binary. Ryan’s current research interests revolve around queer inhumanisms and spirituality, antique-oriented ontology, the performativity of transactions and legitimizing failure. Ryan was the 2018 curatorial intern at Fusebox (Austin) and from 2018-2019 worked in finance at David Zwirner Gallery (NYC). Ryan holds a BFA from the University of Minnesota/Guthrie Theater. 

Preferred Pronoun: Ryan
Contact: rpatrick01@mica.edu

 

 

 

Babette DeLafayette Pendleton creates activated environments, immersive installations, and performances through her multidisciplinary work as an artist, curator, and creative entrepreneur. With a background in performance and choreography, she began her training at Baltimore School for the Arts, Nutmeg Conservatory, Alonzo King Lines Ballet, and later received her BFA from Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle. Previous work includes, Director and Founder of the Pendleton House—a twenty-five person interdisciplinary art collective; Director of the experimental gallery space, New Tomorrow; and Producer and Project Manager for Sarah Cameron Sunde’s series, A Durational Performance with the Sea. Currently, Babette is the Artistic Director of Yellow Fish Durational Performance Art Festival and a creative consultant and Project Manager for Studio153 in Redhook, Brooklyn. 

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Contact: bmcgeady@mica.edu

 


Sicong Sui is a painter, illustrator, and curator of illustration-based art from Beijing, China. He received a BFA in Illustration from the ArtCenter College of Design in California, where he also organized several exhibitions, both as a student and as an alum, across campus galleries and in Los Angeles’ Chung King Road arts district. These shows were co-curated with the short-lived collective, MSG, and featured emerging national and international painters and illustrators. As a Curatorial Practice graduate student at MICA, Sicong is interested in uncovering emotion in the digital age via image-making and multidisciplinary exhibitions. His current research centers around the history, power, and beauty of the anthropomorphic-transformation community.

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Contact: ssui@mica.edu