The 2021 Ruckus Board of Directors

Ruckus is pleased to welcome the 2021 Board of Directors, a group that is dedicated to helping us dream big, and to holding us accountable to our mission. These five individuals are an integral part of the long term success and health of the journal. They have our thanks.

Kassie Alderson Kassie Alderson is an alumna of the University of Louisville, with a background in art history and museum studies. Her museum career has focused on youth and family education programming, university and adult audience-focused engagement, donor event management, and visitor services. She has worked previously at the Speed Art Museum and KMAC Museum in Louisville, KY, and the Portland Art Museum in Portland, OR.

Kiana Del Kiana Del is a passionate creative, educator, and community voice. By day, she is the Engagement Manager for Music Education at Louisville Public Media, and by night she graces the stage with her band, Kiana & the Sun Kings. Both on and off the stage, she strives to ensure all people have the access to create freely.

Brianna Harlan
Brianna Harlan is an artist and creative community organizer from Louisville, KY. Her methods take some explaining because the systems never intended for them to exist. In your face, systems!

Chris Reitz
Chris Reitz is Assistant Professor of Critical and Curatorial Studies and Gallery Director at the University of Louisville. His work focuses on art and idiomatic exchange from the 1980s to today. His most recent writing has appeared in the international publications October, N+1, Texte zur Kunst, The Baffler, and The White Review. His curatorial work at the University of Louisville has included solo shows for Judy Chicago, Sanford Biggers, Sislej Xhafa, and Peter Williams, as well as the group exhibitions “Painting in the Network: Algorithm and Appropriation,” “For Freedoms: Make America Great Again,” and “Conspiratorial Aesthetics.”

Artur Silva
Artur Silva is a Brazilian born artist living and working in Indiana. He received his Masters in Fine Arts from the California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) and currently teaches time-based media and theory at Indiana University South Bend. He has received numerous awards and fellowships including a Pollock-Krasner Grant (NYC), Foundation for Contemporary Art Grant (NYC), and Efroymson Contemporary Art Fellowship among others. He has shown his work at the Ludwig Foundation in Havana, VanAbbe Museum in the Netherlands, Smart Museum at The University of Chicago, Centro Cultural de España in Mexico City and other Institutions.



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