Sarah Robayo Sheridan

Sarah Robayo Sheridan. Photo by Chris Kennedy.

Sarah Robayo Sheridan is a writer and curator whose burgeoning practice and innovative small-space projects have garnered her national attention in a relatively short period of time. In 2009, she was nominated for the Young Curators Invitational, Ricard Foundation, Paris. She is currently the curator of exhibitions at the Power Plant in Toronto, previously serving as director of exhibitions and publications at Mercer Union, a center for contemporary art. In 2010, Robayo Sheridan served as one of the commissioning curators for Scotiabank Nuit Blanche in Toronto. The following year, she was awarded a grant from the Canada Council for the Arts to write a history of John Cage’s “Reunion,” performed in Toronto in 1968. She is a member of the advisory council for Prefix Photo magazine and her writing has appeared in arts magazines, anthologies, and artists’ monographs. In 2012, she served as a Center exhibitions panelist, and in 2014, as a Pew Fellowships panelist. She is also a contributor to the Center’s 2013 publication Pigeons on the Grass, Alas: Contemporary Curators Talk About the Field.


Collaborators & Colleagues

Thomas Allen Harris of Chimpanzee Productions is an award-winning filmmaker whose work has been featured internationally on television, at festivals, and in museums and galleries.

Grants & Grantees

Performance art, pop-up storybook design techniques, and a cinematic score will combine in a visual theater work for children and adults devised and performed by Phillips, in collaboration with visual artist Steven Dufala and composer Juan Gabriel Turbay.

Collaborators & Colleagues

Sally Berger is a film and media curator, lecturer, and writer, and serves as assistant curator of the department of film at The Museum of Modern Art.

The Association for Public Art developed an interactive audio tour to interpret Philadelphia’s vast collection of public sculptures.

Grants & Grantees

The Philadelphia Photo Arts Center is a nonprofit organization devoted to the study, practice, and appreciation of photography in the Philadelphia region.

Grants & Grantees

Astrid Bowlby is a visual artist and a 2005 Pew Fellow.

Development of a preservation plan considered Fleisher Art Memorial’s historic buildings on Catharine Street in South Philadelphia.

The Pennsylvania Ballet acquired William Forsythe’s contemporary dance masterpiece In the middle, somewhat elevated.

Collaborators & Colleagues

Actress Estelle Parsons has found success on stage, screen, and television, often playing characters who can best be described as fanatical or neurotic.

An opening reception featuring a gallery tour, live musical performance and a discussion with Philadelphia historians about the cultural impact of the Great Migration.

We speak to visual artist Tim Portlock, whose current body of work explores the dialogue between place and the formation of identity.

Asian Arts Initiative’s project to revitalize Pearl Street, an under-used alley behind its building in Philadelphia’s Chinatown North neighborhood, is featured in the Philadelphia Inquirer.