To help our mission to provide an ever-changing line-up of talent, we enlist the help of a new Selection Committee for each edition. A team of art-world experts who bring their respective talents and differing perspectives, our committee to choose our final artist line-up from hundreds of applications. 

Johnny Thornton: June 2022

Johnny Thornton is an artist, curator and art director that lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. Born in Connecticut, he spent his childhood in Johannesburg, South Africa, before moving to Tucson, Arizona, where he studied Fine Arts at the University of Arizona. He received his Masters of Fine Arts from Parsons the New School for Design in New York City. Thornton has had work exhibited throughout the United States and is part of several collections. Currently, Thornton works out of his art studio in Gowanus and is the Head Curator/Gallery Director at Established Gallery in Brooklyn. In 2020, Thornton became the Executive Director of Arts Gowanus.

Katerina Stathopoulou: June 2022

Katerina Stathopoulou is a curator specializing in photography and public art based in New York. She is currently the Associate Curator at the Public Art Fund. Prior to PAF she held curatorial roles at The Museum of Modern Art and the International Center of Photography. Her most recent projects include co-curating the Thessaloniki PhotoBiennale 2021 in Greece and organizing solo exhibitions with artists Martine Gutierrez, Farah Al Qasimi, Claudia Wieser, and Elle Perez. She is a contributing author to numerous publications, including The Real and the Record (2021), Art 21 (2020), Ai Weiwei: Good Fences Make Good Neighbors (2019), Among Others: Blackness at MoMA (2019), MoMA Highlights: 375 Works from The Museum of Modern Art (2019).

Maryam Ghoreish: June 2022

Born in 1983, Iran, Maryam Ghoreishi is an independent artist, curator, and arts administrator based in Brooklyn. She received her B.F.A and M.F.A in Iran and her M.A in Visual Arts Administration from New York University. As an artist she participated in various solo and group exhibitions in Iran, Lebanon, Italy, England, Canada, and the U.S. She worked as a Curatorial Fellow for Asia Contemporary Art Week (ACAW) and organized Open Studios Program, in New York and FIELD MEETING Take 6:  Thinking Collections, in Dubai. Most recently Ghoreishi curated Out of Sight, Beyond Touch, at the Center for Book Arts, New York, 2021, which was featured in Hyperallergic and Special Week of Shows-within-a-Show on Art at a Time Like This online platform. Her upcoming exhibition is a solo show by Yasi Alipour at 12Gates Gallery, Philadelphia, 2022, in collaboration with ACAW. Other curated shows include MAPPING OUT A FIELD, Zanbeel Art, Los Angeles, 2020 and Who Really Cares, Cathouse Proper, Brooklyn, 2019. As part of ACAW programs, she co-curated Pop-up Exhibitions, Alserkal Avenue, Dubai, 2019. Currently, she works as Program Manager at Residency Unlimited.