About the Curators
Nato Thompson joined Creative Time, where he is chief curator, in January 2007. Since that time, Thompson has organized such major projects as the annual Creative Time Summit, Kara Walker’s A Subtlety (2014), the group show Living as Form (2011), Paul Ramirez Jonas’s Key to the City (2010), Jeremy Deller’s It Is What It Is (with New Museum curators Laura Hoptman and Amy Mackie; 2009), Democracy in America: The National Campaign (multiple artists, 2008), Paul Chan’s acclaimed Waiting for Godot in New Orleans (2007), and Mike Nelson’s A Psychic Vacuum, with curator Peter Eleey.
Previously, Thompson was curator at MASS MoCA, where he completed numerous large-scale exhibitions, including The Interventionists: Art in the Social Sphere (2004), with a catalogue distributed by MIT Press. In 2004, the College Art Association awarded him for distinguished writing in Art Journal. Thompson curated the exhibition Experimental Geography, with a book available through Melville House Publishing, for Independent Curators International. His writings have appeared in numerous publications, including BookForum, Frieze, Art Journal, Art Forum, Parkett, Cabinet, and The Journal of Aesthetics and Protest. His book Seeing Power: Socially Engaged Art in the Age of Cultural Production was published by Melville House in January 2012.
Rashida Bumbray is an independent curator/choreographer living and working in New York, NY. From 2006 to 2011, Bumbray was associate curator at The Kitchen, where she organized several critically acclaimed projects and commissions, including solo exhibitions by Leslie Hewitt, Simone Leigh, Adam Pendleton, and Mai Thu Perret, among others, as well as performances by Derrick Adams, Sanford Biggers, Kalup Linzy, and Mendi & Keith Obadike. Bumbray has commissioned new-music concert works at The Kitchen by such artists as Alicia Hall-Moran, LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs, Marc Cary, and Guillermo E. Brown, and dance works by Kyle Abraham, Camille A. Brown, and Jason Samuels Smith. Bumbray began her career as curatorial assistant and exhibition coordinator at The Studio Museum in Harlem, where she co-founded the ongoing lobby sound installation StudioSound and Hoofers’ House, a monthly jam session for tap dancers—now called Shim Sham. At the Studio Museum, she also coordinated major exhibitions, including Energy Experimentation: African-American Artists 1964–1980, with Kellie Jones.
Bumbray has published texts on various topics pertaining to contemporary art, Africana studies and comparative literature. Her choreographic work, Run Mary Run, was on The New York Times’ list of Best Concerts for 2012 and was most recently performed as part of Jason Moran and Alicia Hall Moran’s BLEED at the 2012 Whitney Biennial.
Rylee Eterginoso is an interdisciplinary artist, curator, and educator. She has worked in program management for ten years, designing imaginative programs that activate history and cultural heritage for organizations such as Weeksville Heritage Center, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn Artists Gym, The New York State Summer School of the Arts, and The Sholom Aleichem Memorial Foundation. She currently serves on the Laundromat Project’s Artist and Community Council, as well as Cool Culture’s Laboratory for New Audiences. In 2012, she was awarded an ELNYA (Emerging Leaders in New York Arts) fellowship from the Arts and Business Council of New York. In 2013, together with Elissa Blount-Moorhead, she co-founded Tandem, a creative-engagement collective working at the intersection of art and public life to enact social change and celebrate community.
Special Thanks to Elissa Blount Moorhead and Jennifer Scott