Rachel Raphaela Gugelberger, Curator at No Longer Empty 32:22
Rachel Raphaela Gugelberger is curator at No Longer Empty (NLE) and the Director of the NLE Curatorial Lab. There, she uses art as a creative tool to address social, cultural, and political issues. She talks to The Remix about following her passion for site-specific work, education, community engagement, artists, and curating. She talks about nonprofits--why they exist and how they may evolve. She explains why No Longer Empty is NOT a pop-up and how NLE’s exhibition-making model is changing. She also has fantastic ideas on what cities should do with vacant spaces. Shout out to Diego de la Vega Coffee Co-op, one of Rachel’s favorite projects in the recent past.
Rachel is co-founder of 1@111, a series of process-oriented conversations that focus on a single work, text, curatorial premise, or proposition. Independent curatorial projects have focused on the intersection of information, data, and art, and include: Once upon a Time, There Was the End at Center for Book Arts (New York, NY); Data Deluge at Ballroom Marfa (Marfa, TX); and Library Science at Artspace (New Haven, CT). Rachel has served as co-director of Sara Meltzer Gallery and curator at Exit Art, where she organized the final exhibitions Every Exit Is an Entrance: 30 Years of Exit Art and Collective/Performative. Publications include monographs, exhibition catalog essays, and contributions to Unfinished Memories: 30 Years of Exit Art (Steidl, 2016) and Art Galleries International: Post-War to Post-Millennium (Dumont Literatur/Kunst Verlag, 2009). Rachel received her MA in Curatorial Studies in Contemporary Art and Culture from the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College. @rachelgugelberger @nolongerempty