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Staff Directory

Slought staff are located in Philadelphia and around the world. Connect with the key individuals who contribute to our daily operations. Learn about their interests and values and the programs they support.


Curatorial Fellow

Cavdar's research engages the politics of memory, migration, and censorship. She is currently...

Education Coordinator

Colzie is invested in the changing dynamics of the art world and its implications for a more...

Executive Director and Chief Curator

Levy works with artists, communities, and institutions to develop cultural projects that...

Design Strategist

Ngan designs interactives and products for common good. Her work explores the cross-section of...

Curatorial Fellow

Schmidt-Arenales's work engages the construction of narrative, both historical and contemporary,...

Current interns include Sydney Millar (Bryn Mawr College).


Boards and Committees

For over fifteen years, committed individuals of different generations and backgrounds have come together to guide this organization. These trusted advisors recognize the importance and complexity of shaping a new institution. Their continued commitment to Slought's mission, economy and values demonstrates the organization's resilience.


Board of Directors

Performs administrative oversight and offers legal and ethical guidance

President

Cadava is Professor of English at Princeton University, where he also is affiliated with the...

Coffey is the Executive Director of the Lambent Foundation, which leverages the critical role of...

Kim is a scholar of religion and public life at Connecticut College, with specializations in...

McDougall is a curator who specializes in interdisciplinary approaches in public educational...

Secretary

Dr. Judith E. Stein, the co-president of the American section of the International Art Critics...

Treasurer

Strong is Vice President of Community and Economic Development at the People's Emergency Center...

The Executive Director is an ex-officio member of the Board of Directors.


Curatorial Committee

Guides the organization's programming and reports to the Board of Directors

Curator, Discursive Programs

Rabaté has authored or edited 35 books on modernism, psychoanalysis, contemporary art,...

Curator Emeritus

Romberg was born and raised in Argentina. In the early 1970s, as a painter and conceptual...

Curator

James Merle Thomas is a Philadelphia-based art historian and curator. He is currently a professor...


Advisory Committee

Offers guidance to the organization and reports to the Board of Directors

Alter is Professor of Film and Media Arts at Temple University in Philadelphia. Recent books...

Backer provides strategic planning and fundraising counsel to cultural leaders of the nonprofit...

Teddy Cruz is recognized internationally for his urban and architectural research of the...

Weiss is a Serbian-born architect and theorist and the principal of Normal Architecture Office...

Menking is the Editor-in-chief of The Architect's Newspaper, which serves as an...

Saylor has designed numerous gallery and museum exhibitions and media installations with visual...


Faculty Committee

Facilitates relationships with faculty and students at the University of Pennsylvania

Hillier is an Associate Professor in the Department of City and Regional Planning in the School...

Lum is known worldwide for his conceptual and representational art in a number of media,...

Shaw is Associate Professor of History of Art Department at the University of Pennsylvania. She...

Silverman is a visual and film theorist and the Keith L. and Katherine Sachs professor of...


We acknowledge the contributions of former Board of Director members Louis Cabri, Abe Levy, Jeffrey Kallberg, Tom Lussenhop, and Robert Whitehead (d. 2002). We also gratefully acknowledge the contributions of former Advisory Committee members Shusaku Arakawa (d. 2010), Madeline Gins (d. 2013), Lorand Hegyi, John Higgins, Dennis Oppenheim (d. 2011), Dieter Ronte, and David Slovic.