Cheyene Adams is an emerging curator and cultural producer based in Baltimore, Maryland. Originally from Savannah, Georgia, she earned a BS in Digital Media Arts from Bowie State University in 2020. Cheyene has gained significant experience in the arts by interning and assisting in projects at The Phillips Collection (Washington, DC), Maryland Institute Black Archives (Baltimore, MD), the National Park Service Chesapeake Bay (Annapolis, MD), and Harpers Ferry Design Center (Harpers Ferry, WV). This past summer, she served as an ArtTable Fellow supporting the curatorial team and archives department at the Studio Museum of Harlem.
Cheyene is currently a second-year graduate student—and Leslie King Hammond Graduate Fellow—in the Maryland Institute College of Art’s Curatorial Practice MFA program, where her research is focused on mental health and self-care practices within the BIPOC artistic communities.
John Cardellino is a Baltimore-based producer and curator. His practice focuses on supporting artists working within the fine art and moving image spaces, along with methods of collaborative social practice related to exhibitions and institution building.
He was previously the Producer of Sundance Institute's Art of Nonfiction Initiative, a program designed to encourage and support inventive artistic practice in documentary filmmaking. Supported artists and films included Garrett Bradley's Time, RaMell Ross' Hale County This Morning, This Evening, Kitty Green's The Assistant, Brett Story's The Hottest August, and Sky Hopinka's maɬni – towards the ocean, towards the shore.
John is a Visiting Lecturer at Johns Hopkins University's Film and Media Studies program and previously managed the Enoch Pratt Free Library's Best & Next Department. He was born and raised in Philadelphia, PA and holds a BFA in Film and Media Arts from Temple University.
Sandy Cheng is an emerging curator interested in questions of accessibility in the arts. Born in Tainan, Taiwan, Sandy has also lived in Shanghai and Arkansas before residing in Baltimore. She seeks to bring art to new audiences, working in non-traditional venues in order to question who art is for and where it should live. Her recent research focused on how art can help people in pain to transform their relationship to recovering and healing. As a family caregiver, she is particularly interested in artists whose practices have been touched by their personal experiences with cancer. Sandy earned her BFA in Visual Arts and Design from the National University of Tainan. During her first year at MICA, she received the Bunting Award for Graduate Excellence. Her thesis exhibition will debut at H-Space (DC) in March 2023.
Bolivian-born curator Inés Sanchez de Lozada explores radical community-building practices that are upheld by principles of love, care, rest, and pleasure. Her current graduate research investigates dreams: from collective dreaming and lucid dream rituals, to social dreaming and aspirations for social change. Using large-scale installation and interactive environments, she invites audiences to consider the scientific, artistic, and activist implications of dreaming.
Inés received a BA in Political Science, with a focus on anti-oppression theories, from Guilford College in North Carolina; she expects her MFA in Curatorial Practice in 2023. Most recently she has worked as a Curatorial Assistant for Haitian artist Edouard Duval-Carrié's presentation at Documenta 15.