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Susan Martin, Founding Director susan@someseriousbusiness.org

Susan Martin is internationally recognized for her visionary leadership and innovative collaborations with groundbreaking cultural creators, curators, and organizations. Since beginning her arts career in the early 70s in Los Angeles, and 80s in New York City, Martin has worked with prestigious galleries and museums, performance venues, cutting-edge artists, and issue-oriented nonprofits to curate, produce and promote performance, special events, books, and exhibitions. With special expertise in adventurous marketing and publicity, Martin’s diverse areas of interest and expertise do more than simply co-exist—they are the foundation for a deep understanding of the role of arts and culture in contemporary society.

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Quintan Ana Wikswo, Director of Artist Programs quintan@someseriousbusiness.org

Quintan Ana Wikswo is a multidisciplinary artist, human rights worker, and organizational leader specializing in strategic planning. Her work has been hailed as “heady, euphoric, singular, surprising” (Publisher’s Weekly) and “a vivid reminder that art no longer serves religion, but is progressively supplanting it in terms of ritual and sanctity” (Hyperallergic). Her projects exist at the nexus of art and social justice, and navigate existential and conceptual questions surrounding how the human body, mind, and psyche can experience, transcend, and transform the societal boundaries that contain us.

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Michelle Halabura, Social Media Coordinator michelle@someseriousbusiness.org

Michelle Halabura has a background in public policy & nonprofit cultural management. The east coast resident on the west coast team, Michelle works as Director of Development & Social Media for Howl Happening: an Arturo Vega Project (Howl Arts Inc) in New York City.

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Jasmine Hirst, Documentation

Jasmine Hirst is a filmmaker and photographic artist. Her films are in the collection of the New York Film-Makers’ Coop of the New American Cinema Group and have screened to great acclaim at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; London’s The Horse Hospital Gallery; Lincoln Center, New York; and the Sydney Underground Film Festival. Hirst’s footage of Aileen Wuornos on death row has appeared on Reel Crime/Real Story on the Investigation Discovery TV network. Her work was the subject of a lecture presented at Columbia University about leading contemporary American experimental filmmakers. She has exhibited her photographic art internationally, including at the Casa Del Pane in Milan, Sprengel Museum in Hanover, Illuminated Metropolis Gallery in New York, AMP/Art Market Provincetown, and with Lydia Lunch at Lethal Amounts gallery in L.A. Her work is in many private collections, including Madonna’s, and her images of Lydia Lunch, Penny Arcade, Sandra Bernhard, Nan Goldin, Courtney Love, Vali Myers and Patti Smith have been published in numerous art and music magazines. An exhibition of photographs of the late Chrissy Amphlett was shown at I Touch Myself Project at Blender Gallery, Sydney.

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BRAINTRUST

Danielle Lesniewski                       SSB Board Member

Maurice Sanchez                           SSB Board Member

Jane Friedman                                SSB Board Member

Brian Butterick                                Performer

Matthew Contos                             Artist

Elizabeth Freeman                         SSB Co-founder

Rebekah Henty                              Product Designer

Lydia Lunch                                    Artist

Carey Maxon                                  Artist

Maynard Monrow                          Artist

Izhar Patkin                                    Artist

Fatima Van Hattum                       New Mexico Community Foundation

Jeff Streeper                                   Modern Identity

Marika van Adelsberg                   Designer

Quintan Ana Wikswo                     Artist

Lira Wright                                     Shaman

Tom Garretson                              Artist/Art Historian

 

 

 

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