Free, Workshop

Emerge Seminar (at The Luminary)

CAM and The Luminary team up for the third season of The Luminary’s popular seminar series, Emerge. These free programs can be taken á la carte or as a whole suite of professional development for emerging artists looking to gain vital tools and inside knowledge into the professional practices that go into exhibiting and selling art, managing creative businesses, and overall artistic development.

The Luminary began offering this program series in fall 2022 in direct response to requests made by St. Louis’ creative communities. The workshops, produced with local leaders in the field, are practical and directly applicable to artists in the early stages of their careers. The Emerge series expands its reach this season through a partnership with CAM, staying free of charge while expanding its community touch points, emphasizing more community-building for artists of St. Louis.

November 8: Dean Daderko on Tips for Presenting your Work to Curators
In this seminar, CAM’s Ferring Foundation Chief Curator, Dean Daderko, will provide insight into their curatorial approach and address ways artists can build meaningful relationships with curators. The seminar will begin with tips on sharing visual documentation and expand into a dialogue addressing issues of interest to seminar participants. The evening is equally an opportunity for Dean to be introduced to and engage with the local artist community. We plan to offer ample space for conversation, questions, and relationship building.

Location: The Luminary, 2701 Cherokee St

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About Dean Daderko
Dean Daderko is the Ferring Foundation Chief Curator at the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis. From 2010-2020, they served as Curator at the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, where they organized exhibitions and produced publications with artists including Haegue Yang, Joan Jonas and Gina Pane, LaToya Ruby Frazier, Nicolas Moufarrege, Paul Ramírez Jonas, Pauline Boudry / Renate Lorenz, and Wu Tsang and Fred Moten, among others. These exhibitions traveled to the Henry Art Gallery, ICA/Boston, and Queens Museum. Daderko’s most recent project—Ecstatic Land—co-curated with Daisy Nam for Ballroom Marfa, brought together an intergenerational group of artists whose works explore the intersecting vitalities of land and self. It received major support from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts and the Henry Moore Foundation. Daderko has worked with organizations including Visual AIDS, Art in General, Artists’ Space, and The Kitchen in New York, and for the Contemporary Art Center in Vilnius, Lithuania. Their writing appears in publications by the Americas’ Society, El Museo del Barrio, Les presses du réel, Mousse, Pérez Art Museum Miami, and the Studio Museum in Harlem. They are the recipient of Curatorial Research Fellowships from Étant donées: The French-American Fund for Contemporary Art in 2008 and 2020.

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