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International Curatorial Fellowship Recipients Announced

Monday, December 2, 2019   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Casey Collier
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December 2, 2019 --- The Association of Art Museum Curators Foundation has announced the recipients of its 2020 International Fellowships. Now in its fifth iteration, the annual fellowship pairs two sets of curators--one from the US and the other from abroad--in a year-long partnership dedicated to professional advancement, exchange, and development.  All four curators represent geographical locations not previously served in the program’s past fellows. In addition, this year includes the first fellowship pairing to focus on Native American Art.  

The panel of american art experts reviewed applications and selected the 2020 fellow pairings:

Chih-l Lai (Assistant Curator, National Palace Museum, Taibao City, Taiwan) and John Lukavic (Andrew W. Mellon Curator of Native Arts, Denver Art Museum, Denver, Colorado, USA), who together will be working on expanding Native American art conversations to Taiwan through access and research; and 

Julia Tatiana Bailey (Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, National Gallery Prague, Prague, Czech Republic) and Jonathan Frederick Walz (Director of Curatorial Affairs & Curator of American Art, The Columbus Museum, Columbus, Georgia, USA,) together will be seeking to forward cross-border exhibitions and research exchanges through relationship building.

“Fostering collaboration across borders is important to our mission,”  noted Judith Pineiro, Executive Director, AAMC Foundation. “This program, now in its fifth year has advanced an international professional network and we are confident this class of awardees will continue the program’s success.”

Launched in 2016, the International Curatorial Fellowship Program is made possible through major support from the Terra Foundation for American Art. Fellows must be working or have previously worked on exhibitions and/or curatorial projects that explore historical art of the United States.

The program includes travel funding for awardees, a participant stipend for US Liaisons, networking, and other benefits, which are outlined below in greater detail. Two pairings are awarded each year, with the next application opportunity opening in fall 2020.  Learn more about the program at

About the AAMC Foundation Engagement Program for International Curators
The AAMC Foundation Engagement Program for International Curators is a 12-month Program currently accepting applications from non-US based curators (International Awardees) and US-based curators (US Liaisons) working on or having worked within exhibitions and projects that explore historical art of the United States (c. 1500-1980).  Each International Awardee is paired with a US Liaison for a year-long partnership dedicated to professional development and exchange. Two pairings are awarded each year. The Program includes travel funding for Awardees, a participant stipend for US Liaisons, networking, and other benefits. Applications for the next program will open in fall 2020.

About AAMC & AAMC Foundation 
Founded in 2001, the Association of Art Museum Curators (AAMC) & AAMC Foundation advances the curatorial field through forward-looking leadership in development and educational opportunities for  learning and connecting at every stage of a curator’s career. In partnership with more than 1,300 members, we serve as a resource for the profession’s best practices, codes of conduct and ethical standards. We provide a platform for the exchange of a broad range of information on critical issues driving the field, including diversity and inclusion, digital innovation, artistic voices and histories, and marketing and audience engagement. Our members include independent curators and staff members from 500+ art organizations and museums in eighteen countries, ranging from leading national institutions to community-based art organizations. Through our work we serve members, professional colleagues, and the public, and our outreach reflects diverse perspectives within the field, often examining strategic directions of curatorial practice and art organization management. With a network spanning the globe, we are an ambassador and advocate for all art curators and the leading champion of their significant contributions.

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