03/06/2019

No Longer Empty honors Sara Reisman, Executive Director and Artistic Director of the Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation, during its Connectivity Ball!

No Longer Empty is delighted to honor Sara Reisman, a curator, writer, teacher and Executive and Artistic Director of the Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation. She has an extensive history of curating site-responsive exhibitions in the public realm and at civic sites with a focus on conceptual artistic practices at the intersection of social justice. A champion of social and political art and artists who consistently reassess art’s role and standards of recognizing social problems, Reisman is committed to expanding artist and cultural accessibility in New York City. She has curated pivotal exhibitions and programs around the politics of public space, labor, health care as a human right, the dynamics of human mobility, cultural identity, and the role of art in pedagogy and political transformation.

Join us to honor Sara Reisman on April 3 and purchase your tickets here!

Sara Reisman is Executive and Artistic Director of the Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation which is focused on supporting art and social justice through grant making to New York City-based non-profit organizations, and organizing exhibitions and public programs at The 8th Floor. Recent exhibitions include In the Power of Your Care, Enacting Stillness, The Intersectional Self, The Schoolhouse and the Bus, featuring works by Pablo Helguera and Suzanne Lacy, and The Supper Club, a solo exhibition by Elia Alba. Recent and forthcoming publications include Mobilizing Pedagogy: Two Projects in the Americas by Pablo Helguera and Suzanne Lacy with Pilar Riaño-Alcalá, co-edited with Elyse Gonzales, published in 2019 by Amherst College Press, and Elia Alba: The Supper Club, co-edited with George Bolster and Anjuli Nanda, published by Hirmer Verlag (forthcoming, April 2019). From 2008  to 2014, Reisman was the director of New York City’s Percent for Art program where she commissioned permanent artworks by artists including Xu Bing, Karyn Olivier, Ester Partegas, and Mary Mattingly, among others, for civic sites like libraries, public schools, courthouses, plazas, and parks. Reisman has worked in a curatorial capacity at the Queens Museum of Art (2008), the New Museum (2005-2006), and the Philadelphia ICA (2004-2005). Reisman was the 2011 critic-in-residence at Art Omi, and a 2013 Marica Vilcek Curatorial Fellow, awarded by the Foundation for a Civil Society. Reisman has taught at the University of Pennsylvania, Purchase College at the State University of New York, and since 2016, at the School of Visual Arts’ Curatorial Practice Masters Program.