PODCAST - Rachel Gugelberger

Photo courtesy of MICA LE JOHN

Photo courtesy of MICA LE JOHN

Rachel Raphaela Gugelberger, Curator at No Longer Empty

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.