Brooklyn College MFA Fine Arts
GASU Critic & Curator Walk-Through Series:
Lunch with Critic & Curator
October 22nd - 12:30 p.m.
Boylan Hall, 5th floor Gallery (lunch will be served)
Sarina Basta is an independant curator based in New York. She joined SculptureCenter as Curator from 2006 to 2009 where she also ran the organizations public program series. Previously, she was Manager and Designer at Acconci Studio in New York and Head of Communication at the Centre of Contemporary Art in Geneva, Switzerland, where she curated her first exhibitions. Since then she has worked with several hundred artists, on more than sixty exhibitions, worldwide. She has written for different art publications including Texte Zur Kunst and Flash Art International and compiled and edited Vito Acconci’s chronologie raisonnée published in Vito Hannibal Acconci Studio, Musée des Beaux-Arts de Nantes and MACBA Barcelona (2004).
Sarina received her B.S. degree in Political Science from the University of Geneva (1996) and a M.A. in Post-War and Contemporary Art from the University of Manchester and Sotheby’s Institute, London (1998). She also participated to the Whitney Museum of American Art’s Independent Studies Program (2005) in the Urban Studies and Architecture Department.
Latest Curatorial Project:
No Bees, No Blueberries
Curated by Sarina Basta and Tyler Coburn
Harris Lieberman Gallery (6/26/09-7/30/09)
Artists: John Baldessari, Andrea Blum, Douglas Boatwright, Kim Seob Boninsegni, The Bruce High Quality Foundation, Heman Chong, Martha Colburn, Ann Craven, Das Institut (Kerstin Braetsch & Adele Roeder), Nikolas Gambaroff, Nicolás Guagnini, Guyton/Walker, Karl Haendel, Gareth James (with Roe Ethridge), i-cabin, Haley Mellin, Olivier Mosset, Steven Parrino, Luciano Perna, Allen Ruppersberg, SALOON (with Debo Eilers, Jane Jo, Jason Loebs, Charles Mayton, Blake Rayne, Georgia Sagri, Thomas Torres Cordova, Viola Yesiltac), Karin Schneider, Peter Simensky (with Charlotte Beckett, Patty Chang, Jennifer Cohen, Rachel Foullon, JLefcourt, Michael Mahalchick, Ohad Meromi, Carter Mull, Adam Putnam, Allison Smith, Meredyth Sparks, Jane Virga)