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New American Talent juror, Hamza Walker, Curator and Director of Education, The Renaissance Society at The University of Chicago

The twenty-fourth in a series of annual juried exhibitions, New American Talent features the work of emerging artists working in a variety of mediums including sculpture, painting, photography and new media. Each work on view was selected by New American Talent juror, Hamza Walker, Curator and Director of Education, The Renaissance Society, The University of Chicago. This year’s New American Talent exhibits the work of 26 artists from the United States—12 of whom currently live and work in Texas.

Participating artists:

Mark Aguhar, Austin, TX Tiernan Alexander, Detroit, MI Sonia Almeida, Somerville, MA Aliza Augustine, West New York, NJ Laura Beard, St. Louis, MO Stephanie Bernstein, Tucson, AZ Annie Bradley, Austin, TX Debra Broz, Austin, TX Shawn Camp, Austin, TX Erin Cunningham, Austin, TX Mel Davis, Berkeley, CA Lanie DeLay, Dallas, TX Leah DeVun, Houston, TX Tim Eads, Detroit, MI Garland Fielder, Houston, TX Jenn Figg, Richmond, VA John C. Gonzalez, Boston, MA Trey Gossett, Smithville, TN Amy Grappell, Austin, TX Wells Mason, Coupland, TX Timothy Schmidt, Austin, TX Travis LeRoy Southworth & Brendan Codey, Brooklyn, NY Hank Waddell, Austin, TX Kristin Wanek, Los Angeles, CA Patrick Wilson, San Francisco, CA

Hamza Walker is Curator and Director of Education for the Renaissance Society at The University of Chicago. He has written articles and reviews for the publications Trans, New Art Examiner, Parkett, and Artforum, and was a selecting curator for the Phaidon publications Vitamin P and Cream 3. Curatorial projects at the Renaissance Society include the group exhibitions A Perfect Union...More or Less; New Video, New Europe and Watery, Domestic; he also organized a survey of Michael Auder's videos. Walker currently is on the boards of i>Noon, a literary annual publishing short fiction, and Lampo, a new and experimental music presenter. In addition, he has served on numerous panels locally and internationally, and is the recipient of the 1999 Norton Curatorial Grant and the 2004 Walter Hopps Award for Curatorial Achievement.

PUBLICATION The exhibition will be accompanied by a fully illustrated catalogue.

only in german

New American Talent 24
Juror: Hamza Walker

Künstler: Mark Aguhar, Tiernan Alexander, Sonia Almeida, Aliza Augustine, Laura Beard, Stephanie Bernstein, Annie Bradley, Debra Broz, Shawn Camp, Erin Cunningham, Mel Davis, Lanie DeLay, Leah DeVun, Tim Eads, Garland Fielder, Jenn Figg, John C. Gonzalez, Trey Gossett, Amy Grappell, Wells Mason, Timothy Schmidt, Travis LeRoy Southworth & Brendan Codey, Hank Waddell, Kristin Wanek, Patrick Wilson