The Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts is pleased to announce the appointment of Dylan Gauthier as Director of the EFA Project Space Program, and the promotion of Meghana Karnik to the position of Associate Program Director.
Dylan Gauthier brings to EFA his experience as an independent curator, artist, and educator with an impressive record of arts leadership in New York City. He is a founder of the Sunview Luncheonette, an arts co-op in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, and of the eco-art collective Mare Liberum. His recent independent curatorial projects have included Field R/D (2018), an artist residency and exhibition project co-curated with Mariel Villeré for Freshkills Park, New York City’s largest former landfill site; Beyond Species/Beyond Spaces (2018), co-curated with Kendra Sullivan for Cape Cod Modern House Trust; The Alternative Art School Fair (2016), co-curated with Catherine Despont and Alexandre Gurita at Pioneer Works; and Resistance After Nature (2017), co-curated with Kendra Sullivan for the Cantor Fitzgerald Gallery at Haverford College. He has presented work at the Centre Pompidou-Musée national d'art moderne, Parrish Art Museum, CCVA at Harvard University, the Walker Art Center, the Center for Architecture, and the International Studio and Curatorial Program (ISCP) among others. In 2015 he was the NEA-supported Ecological Artist-in-Residence at ISCP; in 2016 he was a Socrates Sculpture Park Emerging Artist Fellow, and in 2017 he was the inaugural Artist-in-Residence at the Brandywine River Museum of Art, where his immersive video and sound installationhighwatermarks was on view earlier this year. Gauthier holds an MFA in Integrated Media Arts from Hunter College, CUNY. He teaches graduate courses in emerging media in the IMA/MFA program at Hunter, and is also an instructor in the First Year Program at Parsons and at The New School. Gauthier has served on the EFA Project Space Advisory Council since 2012, and has participated in numerous Project Space exhibitions and events including Beyond A Memorable Fancy (2008), SeaWorthy (2011), Last Year At Marienbad redux (2013), and Accompaniment (2015).
Meghana Karnik has been promoted to Associate Program Director, taking on an expanded role in EFA Project Space’s curatorial consulting, programming, and community partnerships. Karnik is an artist, curator, and writer, and has been Program Manager of EFA Project Space for the past three years, producing exhibitions, events, and the SHIFT Residency alongside Project Space Founding Director Michelle Levy. In tandem with her work at EFA, Karnik is is an Advisory Member of Critical Practices, Inc. (CPI) and Project Manager for CPI's LaTableRonde Program, an intimate discussion series focused on pressing issues impacting cultural producers. She holds an MA in Arts Administration from Teachers College, Columbia University, with a focus on alternative and artist-centered spaces.