2024 | NYC | Guest Curator
Ayelet Danielle Aldouby
Curator Name: Ayelet Danielle Aldouby
Residency Dates: 2023 - 2024
Hometown: Trumbull, CT & Tel Aviv, Israel
Lives & Works: NYC, NY
Education: Doctoral Candidate, Art & Art Education Program, Columbia University, TC
Ayelet is a public art and social practice curator focused on art, education, and wellness. Ayelet served as the lead curator for IDEASxLab - cultivating artists as agents of change under an NEA grant with RU and was the co-founder of Artea Projects, a NY based organization that supports public art and curated projects for RE: CONSTRUCTION, commissioned by the Alliance for Downtown NY, Department of Design and Construction, and the MTA. Previously she curated projects with the International Artists’ Museum at the 51st & 52nd Venice Biennales and more recently in Times Square with ZAZ10. Ayelet served as the president of the National Art Education Association (NAEA) Community Art Caucus (CAC) and recent publications include; Dominique Paul: The Artistic Practice as Geography of the Heart, in the catalogue Silent Spring: Becoming Bird; The Creative Listening Workshop: Exploring the Potential for Transformational Learning in the TLC publication (2022); Then and Now - a Harlem Renaissance curriculum guide with the Wallach Gallery at Columbia University; Natchez: Inclusion and Soaps in Concinnitas: The Journal of the Institute of Arts /University of Rio de Janeiro and Seeing the Unseen in Trends - Texas Art Education Journal. Her upcoming curated social justice exhibit will be Silent Fall: Dominique Paul (an RU alumni), at the Art Museum of the Americas in Washington DC.
As a Socially Engaged curator/educator Ayelet brings her experience in residencies and diverse communities to support artists transitioning to social practice and instructs The Arts & Community Engagement at the Art and Art education program, Columbia University, Teachers’ College, where she is also a doctoral candidate. Her dissertation focuses on Ethics of Care in Participatory Arts Engagements and additional research interests include reflective artistic practices and Transformational Learning. Ayelet is also the Humanities New York Public Humanities Fellow 2022-23 at Columbia University.
Within RU, Ayelet is the founder of the artists’ residency Program Voices of Multiplicity (VoM) created as a knowledge production space focused on wellness justice, Restorative justice, and Eco Justice. Currently in its second year, VoM launched with the Brooklyn Public Library the ARTmobile - a mobile artists’ residency serving neighborhoods with limited access to creative resources and makers across Brooklyn. Within the ARTmobile, VoM will implement a mentorship program for neighborhood artists, to support them in the design of art projects focused on cross-sectional engagements around cultural history. The ARTmobile was awarded the 2023 BPL Incubator grant (provided by The Charles H. Revson Foundation).
Support: The VoM Artist Residency is made possible with support from the Roman Foundation. This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.