Artists: Aiza Ahmed PT’24 Jaimie An SC’24 Ashley Bergner PT’24 Christine Jung CER’24 Daeun Lee SC’24 Elena Bulet i Llopis PH’24 Julia Murray SC’24 Lorena Park SC’24 Shori “Halie” Sims SC’24 Suiyuan Jin SC’24.

  • <p>Tamara Khasanova, photo by:	 Caroline Taylor Shehan</p>

    Tamara Khasanova, photo by: Caroline Taylor Shehan

  • <p>Artists: Aiza Ahmed, Jaimie An, Ashley Bergner,<br />Christine Jung, Shori “Halie” Sims, Daeun Lee,<br />Elena Bulet i Llopis, Julia Murray, Lorena Park, Suiyuan Jin</p>

    Artists: Aiza Ahmed, Jaimie An, Ashley Bergner,
    Christine Jung, Shori “Halie” Sims, Daeun Lee,
    Elena Bulet i Llopis, Julia Murray, Lorena Park, Suiyuan Jin

Protocinema is happy to announce Tamara Khasanova as Protocinema Emerging Curator for 2024. This year, PECS is organized in partnership with the inaugural AfterSchool Special course at the Sculpture Department of the Rhode Island School of Design, co-taught by Amber Hawk Swanson and Mari Spirito. The exhibition will present new works by the RISD MFA graduates, Aiza Ahmed, PT’24, Jaimie An, SC’24, Ashley Bergner, PT’24, Christine Jung, CER’24, Daeun Lee, SC’24, Elena Bulet i Llopis, PH’24, Julia Murray, SC’24, Lorena Park, SC’24, Shori “Halie” Sims, SC’24, Suiyuan Jin, SC’24.

During the course of the exhibition development, Khasanova will be mentored by Natasha Ginwala, Artistic Director Colomboscope, Sri Lanka, co-visioning Sharjah Biennial 16; Ajay Kurian, Artist, founder New Crits, New York; Mari Spirito, Executive Director, Curator, Protocinema, Istanbul, New York. Protocinema Emerging Curator Series (PECS) 2024 exhibition will run from June 13-30, 2024 at NADA Exhibition Space, located at 311 East Broadway, New York.

In 2015, Protocinema launched our annual Protocinema Emerging Curator Series (PECS), a mentorship program originally with 5533 artist-run space, Istanbul. This series provides professional training to young curators in the form of learning through doing. PECS is an incubator for emerging curators to gain hands-on experience in exhibition making, from inception to completion, including fundraising and collaboration with partner institutions. Each selected curator works with mentors from the local and international arts community in order to acquire further experience, guidance and introductions through the process of realizing an exhibition from “soup to nuts”. Please stay tuned this spring for updates on the development of PECS 2024 Tamara Khasanova’s exhibition.

See previous Protocinema Emerging Curator Series exhibitions here.

Tamara Khasanova is a curator, researcher, and writer living in Brooklyn, New York. She received an MA degree in Curatorial Practice from the School of Visual Arts. From 2020 to 2022, she was an editor and contributor at TransitoryWhite, an online publication dedicated to artistic production, activism, theory and research from post-Socialist and post-Soviet territories. Between 2022 and 2023, she was a Curatorial Assistant at White Columns where she organized the online exhibition A Shapeshifter with a Heavenly Secret. In 2023, she curated the film program Saodat Ismailova: To Share a Dream with a River at the e-flux Screening Room. Currently, she serves as the Archives & Library Manager at e-flux.

Protocinema is a cross-cultural art organization that commissions and presents site-aware art around the world. Our purpose is to support dialogue between cultures on equal footing and create opportunities for listening & expression. By doing so, Protocinema aids the development of relationships both at the mindfully local & globally interconnected levels. Protocinema advocates for empathy, working towards an understanding of difference across regions through its exhibitions, commissions, public programs, screening tours, and mentorship. Founded in 2011 by Mari Spirito, Protocinema is an ambulant nonprofit 501(c)3, free of ‘brick and mortar.’ Our locations are varied, responding both to global concerns and changing conditions on the

Special thanks to Norma Nelson Cardillo.

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