Anne Ellegood is senior curator at the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles. Prior to this position, she was the curator of contemporary art at the Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden in Washington, D.C. from 2005–09. Before joining the Hirshhorn, she was the New York-based curator for Peter Norton’s collection, an ambitious private collection of over 2,400 works of international contemporary art in all media. From 1998–2003, she was the associate curator at the New Museum of Contemporary Art in New York. Ellegood organized several noteworthy exhibitions for the Hirshhorn, including solo shows with Jim Lambie, Amy Sillman and Terence Gower, and thematic shows including The Uncertainty of Objects and Ideas: Recent Sculpture and Realisms. Co-organized with Kirsten Hileman, Realisms was the second half of a two-part exhibition, The Cinema Effect: Reality, Illusion, and the Moving Image, which examined artists’ depictions of the overlaps between reality and fiction in moving image works. Ellegood has contributed texts to a number of catalogues and written for such publications as Artforum and Art Press. She has served as a Center exhibitions panelist (2009), a Pew Fellowships panelist (2011), and an exhibitions LOI panelist (2012).
In this month’s Pew Fellows news, Justin Cronin’s book The City of Mirrors debuts at the top of The New York Times Best Sellers list, J.C. Todd wins the Rita Dove Poetry Prize, and we introduce 12 new Pew Fellows.
Greg Osby (Pew Fellow, 2012) has made an indelible mark on contemporary jazz over the past 20 years, leading his own ensembles and performing with musical icons such as Dizzy Gillespie.
The Philadelphia Art Alliance presents a site-specific installation by Beijing-based artists Song Dong and Yin Xiuzhen, exploring themes of family, artistic collaboration, fabrication, and the passage of time.
Basekamp is a loose collective of artists and attenuated artist networks that produces, manages, and stewards projects outside of the art market and established arts institutions.
Amada Cruz on how her Hispanic heritage informs her approach to audience engagement in bilingual communities.
Roger LaMay is general manager at WXPN (88.5 FM), a public radio station operated by the University of Pennsylvania.
This exhibition, which will be the Eastern State Penitentiary’s first to focus on the current state of incarceration in America, will shed light on this critical contemporary subject.
Robert Smythe is a theater artist and a 2006 Pew Fellow.
Nava EtShalom is a poet and a 2006 Pew Fellow.
Moore College of Art & Design is the only visual arts college for women in the United States and the Galleries at Moore have showcased the work of women artists and curators to great effect.
Marc Brodzik (Pew Fellow, 2009) is a visual artist and documentary filmmaker interested in filming portraits of the common man.
We speak with Xavier—2013 Pew Fellow, hip-hop dancer, and Post-it aficionado—whose recent work The Unofficial Guide to Audience Watching Performance was hailed by Dance Magazine as “artful and mesmerizing.”