In 1993 Christine Carrier curated the show “Mixed Media” as a vernissage in Manhattan, featuring paintings by Mark Wiener and pottery by Shirley Anderson. Later that same year, she partnered with Mark Weiner and curated the private show “Abbreviations” at his studio.
In 1998 Christine guest curated the show Christine Carrier Chiquelin Curates at the George Billis Gallery featuring Arianna Caroli, Lisa A. Carrier, Greg Kessler, Cho Sang, Andrea Maria Taormina and Mark Wiener. Later that year Christine returned to the George Billis Gallery with an updated roster of artists including Michael Tice, Richard Orient, Arianna Caroli, Norah Behr and Mark Wiener.
From 2009 through 2011, Christine co-chaired the Benefit Committee and sat on the Volunteer and Entertainment Committees of Musicians for Harmony’s “Concert for Peace”, held annually on September 11th at Merkin Concert Hall and at Kaufman Music Center. The 2011 concert marked the 10th Annual concert. Participants included the Julliard String Quartet, New York Arabic Orchestra, Mary Wilson of the Supremes and the Shanghai Quartet.
In the recent past, Christine worked as the Producer for the Red Dot Art Fair and served as as a consultant for Select Art Fair. She currently sits on the Art Advisory Board of the Young Artists for St. Jude.
Earlier this year Christine founded Christine Carrier Arts, an art world concierge management company. “12 Nights of Openings” at Studio 26 marks the company’s inaugural NYC event.
Founder of Art History Consulting, Dr Barbara Aust-Wegemund is based in Hamburg, Germany. As the inaugural curator, Aust-Wegemund plays a key role in defining cutting edge programming. Trained as an art historian with experience over 20 years as a curator, consultant, writer and teacher, she has set her focus on championing the work of emerging to mid-career visual artists. Dr Barbara has launched programming start-ups as well as contributing to art institutions with great legacies.
Dr Barbara Aust-Wegemund was born in Zurich, Switzerland. She has studied Art History at the Christian-Albrechts University of Kiel (Germany), University of Foreigners Perugia (Italy) and London Guildhall University (UK). In 2002 she earned her Ph.D from the University of Kiel with her dissertation topic on the artist and sculptor, Henry Moore
Joyce Ellen Weinstein is an artist and curator. She was born and raised in NYC. She received her MFA degree from the City College of New York. She received fellowships to Mishkenot Sha’ananim, Jerusalem, Israel; The Social-Cultural Center, Prague, Czech Republic; Blue Mountain Art Center, New York State and Europos Parkas Museum of the Center of Europe, Vilnius, Lithuania among others. She painted a mural in Prague, Czech Republic in the first not-for profit community center after the fall of the Soviets in that country. Her works are in the permanent collections of the National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, DC; Hebrew Union Institute of Religion Museum, NYC; YIVO Institute NYC; The University of North Dakota; Dakota State University in South Dakota; The Florida Holocaust Museum; Gallerie-Junge KunstWerkStart, Vienna, Austria; The Social-Cultural Center, Prague, Czech Republic; Terezin Holocaust Museum, Czech Republic; Amnesty International; Einchen Americe, Princeton, New Jersey among others. Her works are in many private collections in the United States and Europe
About curating: “when curating an exhibition I am always astounded by the variety of the human endeavor called “creativity” and the need for people to create and make things; seeing the remarkable variation of styles, types, media, ideas and thoughts of individuals and how their personal perceptions translated into concrete objects of art. Even though one might know what processes and experiences goes into making a meaningful work there is always an element of magic; that leap of the imagination that is so completely individual and mysterious.”