Key Personnel

Reg77eb9e07a9d3e0bf31ddb38be8a2d1f8ina Cornwell is the Curator and Organizer of inClimate: Climate Change Solutions, Awareness and Action. She also conceived the project. She brings to it her knowledge of art and media through years of writing and publishing in art magazines and elsewhere, teaching on the college and university levels, lecturing in museums, and organizing exhibitions. Cornwell combines this expertise with a decade immersed in climate change and writing about those who have experienced it first hand, particularly women. She has received three writing awards. Cornwell is strong on innovation, evident in inClimate when she challenges the artists to create solutions or antidotes to climate change and where and why she chose public spaces as venues for the results. She demonstrated her concerns for the new and what is outside the mainstream in The Culture of Interactivity, a conference on how we interact with computer technology, which she conceived and directed at the end of the 1990’s. Her concerns with innovation come through in the subjects about which she writes as well. Cornwell received training in 2013 from the Climate Reality Project, founded by Al Gore. As a result she is making climate change presentations to people of all ages in the NYC metropolitan area. She holds an MA from the University of Iowa and a PhD from Northwestern University.

 

Martha Wil345-Martha-Wilsonson is a pioneering feminist artist and gallery director, who over the past four decades created innovative photographic and video works that explore her female subjectivity. Esteemed for both her solo artistic production and her maverick efforts to champion creative forms that are “vulnerable due to institutional neglect, their ephemeral nature, or politically unpopular content,” she has been described by New York Times critic Holland Cotter as one of “the half-dozen most important people for art in downtown Manhattan in the 1970s.” In 1976 she founded Franklin Furnace, an artist-run space that champions the exploration, promotion and preservation of artist books, temporary installation, performance art, as well as online works. These contemporary avant-garde art forms challenge institutional norms, question the role of the artist in society, and flex expectations about what constitutes acceptable art mediums. Wilson has received fellowships for performance art from the National Endowment for the Arts and the New York Foundation for the Arts; Bessie and Obie awards for commitment to artists’ freedom of expression; a Yoko Ono Lennon Courage Award for the Arts; a Richard Massey Foundation-White Box Arts and Humanities Award; and in 2013 received an Honorary Doctor of Fine Arts degree from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design University.

 

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Agustina Bullrich is the Project Coordinator for inClimate. She is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Hispanic Languages and Literature at Stony Brook (SUNY). She approaches her role at inClimate with several years of experience as a coordinator for the publishing house of the School of Architecture, Design and Urbanism at the University of Buenos Aires in her native Argentina. There, she supervised investigations and writings on various elements of urban life, including environmental issues. Bullrich also brings to inClimate her knowledge and passion for art: her dissertation research focuses on Brazilian and Argentinean avant-garde art of the sixties. She writes for various art media outlets in the US and Argentina, and has published interviews with a number of international contemporary artists.