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Artist Carolina Wheat

Carolina Wheat

Brooklyn, NY, USA


American, b. 1974   —   Carolina Wheat (Detroit, MI b. 1974) is based in Brooklyn, NY and is cofounder and director of Elijah Wheat Showroom. She received her BFA from University of Michigan Stamps School and MFA W from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Wheat writes about art & culture and has curated numerous political and socially conscientious exhibitions in Detroit, Berlin, London, Chicago, and New York. She is one of the original founding members of the Nasty Women Exhibition movement and continues to work with artists, collectors, and activists internationally. Wheat assists The Estate of Gordon Matta-Clark liaising with institutions to help reproduction of his Garbage Wall, 1970. Her professional experience and faculty mentorship inside higher-education includes strategic enrollment management, portfolio development, non-fiction art writing and career preparedness. Currently, she collaborates with the online platform, Artfare as a curator, artist liaison, with application logistics and exhibition designer. She has interviewed 70+ Artfare artists since March 2020 on the online weekly zoom broadcast. Her NVC agenda incorporates an intimate, perceptive and technical vocabulary when writing about artists, their art and the art industry. Mentions and reviews of Wheat’s curatorial work has appeared in The New York Times, Artforum, New Yorker, Vulture, Hyperallergic, Fast Company, MAAKE Mag, The Brooklyn Rail, The Guardian, China Daily, among others.

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