Amelia Ishmael is a curator and writer who specializes in visual art’s trans-disciplinary relations with experimental musics.
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Since 2003, Amelia has written catalogue essays, monographs, long-form articles, and exhibition/performance reviews for numerous international and regional arts and culture publications. She is currently an editor at Radius (an experimental radio broadcast platform that features artists who engage the tonal and public spaces of the electromagnetic spectrum).
To give experiential form to her research, Amelia curates video and film screenings and gallery exhibitions. These events have been hosted at venues across the U.S. (including Sector 2337, Experimental Sound Studio, Nitehawk Cinema, The Nightingale, Hammer Museum, Artists' Television Access, Western Exhibitions, Paragraph Gallery, and Spectacle Theater), Europe (Nes Artist Residency in Iceland and CCR Opderschmelz in Luxembourg), and in print. They include the screenings "Prelude: The Breath of Charybdis" (2013), “.blacK~SSStaTic_darK~fuZZZ_dOOm~glitCH.” (2013), “Black Thorns in the Black Box” (2012), the journal portfolios for (Helvete, 2013-2016), and the internationally-recognized exhibition “Black Thorns in the White Cube” (2012). Her most recent exhibitions include the library exhibition "I Am the Sun" (2016), the group exhibition "Bleeding Black Noise" (2016), and Charlemagne Palestine’s solo installation “divinitusssanimalusssacréusssorganusss” (2014).
Amelia has been invited to speak on visual and aural arts at conferences and symposiums throughout the U.S. and Europe. Additionally, she has led college courses in Modern to Contemporary Art and Architecture surveys and seminars, and served as a teaching assistant for courses such as the History of Prints and the Prehistory of New Media Art.
Accreditation: Amelia Ishmael has studied at three of the leading art schools in the U.S.. She received a Masters degree in Modern Art History, Theory, and Criticism after studies in Chicago, and a Bachelors degree in Fine Art after studies in Photography & New Media in Kansas City and New York.
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