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Ciara Ennis
Director/Curator of Campus Galleries

Ciara Ennis

    With Pitzer Since: 2007
    Website: Art Galleries
    Campus Address: Atherton 110
    Phone: 909.607.3143
    Email: ciara_ennis@pitzer.edu

    Education:
    MA, Royal College of Art.
    BA, Norwich School of Art

Selected Publications:

“The Lives of Others, The Work of Julia Schlosser,” Exposure Journal: Society for Photographic Education (fall 2012).

“Le Petit Hameau: The Life and Times of Relational Practices,”exhibition catalogue for Interstice: New Economies for Creative Communities, California State University, Fullerton/Main Art Gallery (fall 2012).

“Unfolding Architecture: Interview between British Artists Emily Speed and Curator Ciara Ennis,” Mousse Magazine (September 2010).

“Localization, Location, Ubicación: A Conversation between Ciara Ennis and Carla Herrera-Prats,” LatinArt.com: an Online Journal of Art and Culture (March 2010).

“Industry of the Ordinary,” brochure essay. Chicago: North Eastern Illinois University, 2009.

“Sick- Amour,” in Karin Christof, ed., Kunstwerken voor de publieke ruimte /Artworks for Public Space. Hoofddorp: Podium for Architecture Haarlemmermeer, 2009.

Curated Exhibitions:

“Charles Gains: In the Shadow of Numbers.” Pomona College Museum of Art and Pitzer Art Galleries, Pitzer College, Claremont, CA, September 4 – October 21, 2012. Co-curated with Rebecca McGrew, Senior Curator, Pomona College Museum of Art.

“Joyce Campbell: Te Tanihwa/Crown Coach.” Pitzer Art Galleries, Pitzer College, Claremont, CA, September 15–December 7, 2012.

“Liz Glynn: No Second Troy.” Pitzer Art Galleries, Pitzer College, Claremont, CA, January 21 – March 23, 2012.

Emerging Artist Series #6: “Vanitas,” by Matt Olm. Pitzer Art Galleries, Pitzer College, Claremont CA, January 21 – March 23, 2012.

“Synthetic Ritual,” featuring works by Meris Angeoletti, Mounira Al Solh, Beatrice Catanazro, Marcus Coates, Joel Kyack, Lawrence Lemaoana, Yoshua Okon, Adrian Paci, Marco Rios, Kara Tanaka, Carlin Wing, Amir Yatziv. Pritchard Art Gallery, University of Idaho College of Art and Design, September 2011. Co-Curated with Gabi Scardi, Independent curator, Milan, Italy, Exhibition travelled to Pritchard Art Gallery, University of Idaho, College of Art and Design (August 2012); and will travel to Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago (August 2013)

“Euan Macdonald: KIMBAL 1901.” Pitzer Art Galleries, Pitzer College, Claremont, CA, January 27–March 25, 2011.

Emerging Artist Series #5: “Worker,” by Jennifer Vanderpool  and James Gilbert.Pitzer Art Galleries, Pitzer College, Claremont, CA, January 27–March 25, 2011.

“Writ Large,” featuring artists Marcus Civin, Patrick Hebert, Herve Constance, and Iane Mi. Pitzer Art Galleries, Pitzer College, Claremont, CA, July–September 2010.

“Capitalism in Question (Because it is),” featuring works by Ian Arenas, Matthew Brandt, James Melinat, Gabie Strong, Kara Tanaka, and Grant Vetter. Pitzer Art Galleries, Pitzer College, Claremont, CA, January 28–March 19, 2010. Co-curated with Daniel Joseph Martinez.

Emerging Artist Series #4: “Localization, Location, Ubicación,” by Carla Herrera-Prats. Pitzer Art Galleries, Pitzer College, Claremont, CA, January 28–March 19,2010.

“Veronica,” featuring featuring works by Rheim Alkadhi, Nadine Hottenrott, Mathilde ter Heijne, Shana Lutker, Jeni Spota, Carrie Yury, and Joy Whalen. Pitzer Art Galleries, Pitzer College, Claremont, CA, September 24–December 11, 2009.

Emerging Artist Series #3: “This Land is Your Land,” by Nuttaphol Ma. Pitzer Art Galleries, Pitzer College, Claremont, CA, September 24–December 11, 2009.

“In Love with Night,” featuring works by Department of Nocturnal Affairs, Ken Gonzales-Day, Inga Dorosz, Shana Lutker, Chris Oliveria, Chloe Piene, Brian Azzarello and Eduardo Risso, Alex Slade, Evan Dorkin and Jill Thompson, Erik van der Weijde, and Michiko Yao. Guggenheim Gallery, Chapman University, Orange, CA, September-November 2009. Co-curated with Max King Cap, Los Angeles based artist and curator

“Job Koelewijn: My Name is Spinoza,” West Coast presentation of live group performance organized by SKOR, Amsterdam. Pitzer Art Galleries Pitzer College Claremont, CA, December 3, 2009.

Emerging Artist Series #2: “Spill,” by Karen Lofgren. Pitzer Art Galleries, Pitzer College, Claremont, CA, July 16–September 11, 2009.

“Babel: The Chaos of Melancholy,” by Kyungmi Shin. Pitzer Art Galleries, Pitzer College, Claremont, CA, July 16–September 11, 2009.

“LA 2019: Cults, Collectives, and Cocooning,” featuring works by Cathy Akers, Heather Cantrell, Fallen Fruit, Olga Koumoundouros, Nuttaphol Ma, Jason Middlebrook, Bede Murphy, Machine Projects with Jim Fetterly, William Ransom, Stephanie Smith / WSAC, and Joel Tauber. 18th Street Arts Center, Santa Monica, CA, May 2–June 27, 2009.

“Resolution 3: Video Cocktail–Video Praxis in Global Spaces,” College Art Association Conference, Westin Bonaventure Hotel Video Lounge, Los Angeles, CA, February 2009. Co-curated with Ming-Yuen S. Ma, Professor of Media Studies, Pitzer College.

Emerging Artist Series #1: “William Ransom. Pitzer Art Galleries, Pitzer College, Claremont, CA, January 29–March 27, 2009.

“Narrowcast: Reframing Global Video 1986/2008,” featuring works by Lyn Blumenthal, Juan Downey, Antonio Muntadas, Michael Smith, Bill Viola / Natalie Bookchin, Mark Boulos, Regina Jose Galindo, Pablo Pijnapple, and Artur Zmijewski. Pitzer Art Galleries, Pitzer College, Claremont, CA, September 25 – November 23, 2009; LACE (Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions), Los Angeles, CA, December 9–March 1, 2009

“Re-Work (For Allan Kaprow, Marina Abramovic, and Philip Lorca di Corcia),”Industry of the Ordinary, Pitzer Art Galleries, Pitzer College, Claremont, CA, April 9, 2008 . In conjunction with the exhibition Allan Kaprow–Art as Life at The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles.

“Spell,” by Sandeep Mukherjee, Pitzer Art Galleries, Pitzer College, Claremont, CA, February 2–March 22, 2009.

Lizabeth Eva Rossof, Pitzer Art Galleries, Pitzer College, Claremont, CA,January 30–March 22, 2008.

“Antarctica,” featuring works by Joyce Campbell, Anne Noble, and Connie Samaras. Pitzer Art Galleries, Pitzer College, Claremont, CA, November 17, 2007–January 12, 2008.

Recent Conferences and Invited Talks:

Panelist, What Can We Learn from Documenta (13)? Otis Graduate Public Practice at 18th Street Art Center, 2012. With panelists John Tain, Curator for Modern and Contemporary Collections, Getty Research Institute; Leslie Labowitz-Starus, artist; and Tamarind Rossetti, Graduate Student, Public Practice artist, intern with Mariam Ghani at Documenta (13).

Guest lecturer, Synthetic Ritual. Prichard Art Gallery, University of Idaho, College of Art and Design, August 24, 2012.

Moderator, Mixed Marriage: Artists, Curators, and the Exhibition, Torrance Art Museum, June 2, 2012. With panelists Karen Lofgren, artist; Rebecca McGrew, Senior curator, Pomona College Museum of Art; Holly Myers, LA Times Art Critic & Writer; and Carrie Paterson, Editor, Artillery Magazine.

Review award panelist, Visual Arts, Rasmuson Foundation, Anchorage, Alaska, April 19–22, 2012.

Guest curator, Britweek, in conjunction with LAA: Los Angeles Arts Association, May 2012.

Guest curator, LACE Benefit Art Auction, May 16, 2012.

Guest lecturer and critic, Curatorial Practice in the 21st Century. UC Irvine, Class, Daniel Joseph Martinez, February 12, 2012.

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