Allie Haeusslein is the Associate Director at Pier 24 Photography in San Francisco, one of the largest spaces dedicated to photography in the United States. She is involved in all facets of the organization’s operations including exhibitions, publications, and public programs. Her essays and interviews have appeared in publications such as Aperture, ART21 Magazine, and DailyServing, and monographs such as Chris McCaw’s Sunburn and Meghann Riepenhoff’s Littoral Drift.
Avram Finkelstein is an artist and writer living in Brooklyn, NY. He is a founding member of the collective responsible for the Silence=Death poster, and of the art collective, Gran Fury, with whom he collaborated on public art commissions for international institutions including The Whitney Museum of American Art, The Venice Biennale, ArtForum, MOCA LA, The New Museum, and The Public Art Fund. He is one of 25 artists featured in the upcoming Visual Arts and AIDS Oral History Project for the Smithsonian’s Archives of American Art, is 2016 Artist in Residence at The Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics, and he has just completed a book due out in 2017. His work is in the permanent collections of MoMA, The Whitney, The Metropolitan Museum, The New Museum, The Smithsonian, The Brooklyn Museum, and The Victoria and Albert Museum, and he has been interviewed by international publications including The New York Times, Frieze, Artforum, Bomb, Slate, and Interview.
Julie Casemore is the Founder of Casemore Kirkeby, a San Francisco gallery devoted to contemporary photographic practices and the Director of Minnesota Street Project
Kim Sajet has been the director of the National Portrait Gallery since April 2013. There she has overseen blockbuster and groundbreaking exhibitions, "Elaine de Kooning: Portraits," "American Cool," "Face Value: Portraiture in the Age of Abstraction," and commissioned the 6-acre landscape portrait on the National Mall, "Out of Many, One."
Prior to joining the Smithsonian, Sajet was president and CEO of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania. She has also held leadership positions with the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, the Philadelphia Museum of Art and two Australian art museums. In Additions, Sajet has written a number of scholarly publications, curated exhibitions and spoken at academic symposia.
Dorothy Moss is associate curator of painting and sculpture at the National Portrait Gallery and director of the triennial Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition. She serves as one of the curators of the ongoing “Portraiture Now” series and is currently developing an exhibition on Sylvia Plath. Moss is also co-curator, with senior historian David Ward, of the upcoming exhibitionSweat of their Face: Portraits of American Working People, an examination of portrayals of anonymous workers in the United States from the 18th-century to the present. Moss has held positions at the Corcoran Gallery of Art and the Smithsonian American Art Museum.
Justin Charles Hoover is a Bay Area based time-based artist and a curator. He is is the son of a Russian/Chinese immigrant and an American Anglo-Saxon mutt. Often his work deals with his cultural inheritance passed down to him after his family's displacement from war, social strife, and tectonic governmental upheavals. As such, language failure, cultural disjuncture and other trans-location issues become recurring motifs expressed through performance, video, installation and curatorial work. With over 12 years of continuous practice, Hoover's curatorial eye comes out of his training as an artist, and specifically as a time-based artist. Justin Hoover currently holds the position of Creative Director of Arts Programming at Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture.