David Filipi

David Filipi has been a film curator and a key member of the Wexner Center’s curatorial team since 1994. Filipi has organized retrospectives of and visits by such filmmakers as Richard Linklater, Milos Forman, Pedro Costa, Philip Kaufman, Claire Denis, Olivier Assayas, Ellen Kuras, D.A. Pennebaker, Arnaud Desplechin, Gus Van Sant, Guy Maddin, Babak Payami, Frederick Wiseman, Peter Bogdanovich, and dozens of other established and emerging filmmakers. He has organized series around themes such as color filmmaking in the silent era, exploitation films, sex in Hollywood film, the British New Wave, the global food industry, Oscar-winning documentaries, and rock music documentaries. His ongoing project “Rare Films from the Baseball Hall of Fame” has been presented annually at the Wexner Center and multiple national venues since 2004. In the summer of 2008 Filipi co-curated his first gallery exhibition, Jeff Smith: Bone and Beyond—also the first exhibition devoted to the famed comic book artist—which was met with national acclaim. Prior to joining the Wexner, Filipi was with the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis. He received his Master’s degree in Film Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He served as a Center exhibitions panelist in 2010 and a Pew Fellowships panelist in 2009.

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Collaborators & Colleagues

Pieranna Cavalchini is the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum’s Curator of Contemporary Art, where she has organized over 20 exhibitions.

Collaborators & Colleagues

Christopher Eamon is an independent curator and authority on contemporary film and video art.

Ars Nova Workshop undertook planning for an exhibition that explores the relationship between Han Bennink and Peter Brötzmann, two important figures in European improvised music.

Les escailles de la memoire (The Scales of Memory), a dance collaboration that explores African-American and African cultures, was presented by Bryn Mawr College’s Performing Arts Series.

Philadelphia Photo Arts Center presents a community exhibition comprised of crowd-sourced photographs from residents of Philadelphia’s South Kensington neighborhood.

Grants & Grantees

The Institute of Contemporary Art hosted this touring exhibition: the first major retrospective to honor the singular accomplishments of artist Sheila Hicks.

2013 Pew Fellow J. Louise Makary’s works on film combine dance, still photography, and experimental techniques, introducing unexpected, challenging elements into traditional narrative structure.

Grants & Grantees

Tristin Lowe is an installation artist and a 1995 Pew Fellow.

Collaborators & Colleagues

Bruce Allardice has been the managing director of the multidisciplinary Ping Chong + Company since 1988. He was a Center panelist in theater in 2010.

Grants & Grantees

An outgrowth of the anti-graffiti network, Mural Arts Philadelphia has produced over 3,600 murals since 1984, making it the largest public art program in the United States and earning Philadelphia the nickname “City of Murals.”

Collaborators & Colleagues

Independent theater artist Madi Distefano is the founder and former artistic director of Brat Productions, a company dedicated to “caus[ing] a stir.”

Grants & Grantees

The Fabric Workshop and Museum is an internationally renowned artist residency program with an active exhibition program.