Kendra Sullivan & Will Rawls

Kendra Sullivan is an artist, writer, boatmaker, and curator whose work centers the study of ecosystems and the ocean. She is the associate director of the Center for the Humanities at the CUNY Graduate Center, where she runs the Andrew W. Mellon Seminar on Public Engagement and Collaborative Research and publishes Lost & Found: The CUNY Poetics Document Initiative. She has a MA in Sustainability and Environmental Education and is currently pursuing her PhD in English, also at the GC, with a focus on coastal economies and ecologies. Her writing has appeared in BOMB, F.R. DAVID, and C magazine, among others. Her artwork has been exhibited at the Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill, NY; The Bureau for Open Culture at MASS MoCA; and The Carpenter Center for Visual Arts at Harvard University, among others. Her curatorial projects include: SeaWorthy, Accompaniment, and Resistance After Nature. With Dylan Gauthier, she is a current an artist in residence at the National Park Service and the Cape Cod Modern House Trust, in Welfleet, MA. She is the grateful recipient of grants and residence from the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in Fine Arts, the Banff Centre, and the Montello Foundation. She is a member of the eco-art collective Mare Liberum and a co-founder of the Sunview Luncheonette, a community space for art and politics run out of a stopped-in-time diner in Greenpoint, Brooklyn.
Will Rawls is an artist and writer based in Brooklyn, NY. Working with dance, objects, sound and language, Will creates performances that unravel and reconfigure around ideas of becoming. Will has presented work at The Whitney Museum of American Art, Danspace Project, The Chocolate Factory Theater, Performa 15, Tanzquartier Wien and MoMA PS1. He is editor-at-large for Critical Correspondence and his writing and interviews have been published by Adult Contemporary #01, Artforum, Triple Canopy, Recess Art, les presses du réel and The Museum of Modern Art. In Fall 2016, with Ishmael Houston-Jones, he co-curated Danspace Project’s Platform: Lost & Found, exploring themes of AIDS, absence and queer performance. He is a recipient of a 2015 Foundation for Contemporary Arts Grants to Artists Award and is a 2017-2018 Guggenheim Fellow.