Assembly Room

ASSEMBLY ROOM invites female curators to collaborate, come together, break the rules, defy the status quo, as well as create compelling art, exhibitions, and experiences. We are building a strong community of women to deepen the understanding of women’s work and offer support for female curators to achieve groundbreaking and inspiring results.

Paola Gallio

Paola Gallio is a Brooklyn-based independent curator from Italy. Gallio curatorial mission focuses on nurturing young and under-represented artists providing resources that allow for long-term success. She has collaborateda with public institutions and non-profit art organizations, including No Longer Empty, Soloway Gallery, Carriage Trade in New York;  Marsèlleria Permanent Exhibition, Spazio Morris, FDV, Lambretto Art Project in Milan; and she curated the show “De©obstruction” at Micamoca in collaboration with the Berlin Biennale, BB6 (2010), for the Mariano Pichler Collection. In Milan, she has served as the Director of the non-profit space Neon>fdv, and co-curator of  Short Show and Short Visit projects. Gallio has contributed to various magazines and publishers, such as ATP Diary, Flash Art, The End Magazine, Baldini e Castoldi Dalai Editore, and Fortino Editions. Currently, she collaborates with Boccanera Gallery, based in Trento and Milan, as advising curator. She works and lives in NYC but has a nomadic heart.

Natasha Becker

Natasha Becker is a contemporary art curator who lives and works between Africa and America. She was Senior Curator at the Goodman Gallery in South Africa. Prior to that she was the Assistant Director in the Research and Academic Program at the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, MA, and the founding curator of the Brick+Mortar International Video Art Festival in Greenfield, MA. Her exhibitions champion women artists, re-imagines cross cultural worlds, and engages political subjects. Her past exhibition highlights include the Goodman Gallery exhibitions “Speaking Back” (2015), “Shirin Neshat: Dreamers” (2016) and “Weights and Measures: Portraits of Justice” (2017) at the Constitution Hill Museum. Recent shows in the United States include “Americanah” (2017) at the Spring Break Art Show (New York) and “Dialogues in Drawing” (2017) at Jenkins-Johnson Gallery (San Francisco). 

Yulia Topchiy

Yulia Topchiy is an independent curator and founder of CoWorker Projects (CWP). Yulia works with an extensive network of emerging and established artists and collaborates with galleries, non-profits, and independent curators on special projects and exhibitions. Until recently Yulia served as a Senior Gallery Relations manager where she specialized in online sales, global promotion, and exposure through online strategies at Artsy. Yulia also played an important role in several Artsy Projects initiatives where she created commissions, performances, and site-specific installations.

ASSEMBLY ROOM  |  191 Henry Street   |  New York, NY 10002
Gallery Hours: Wednesday – Sunday 12 pm- 6 pm

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