Emily Zimmerman

Photo credit: Megumi Shauna Arai

Emily Zimmerman is a curator and writer based in Seattle, WA. Zimmerman is the Director of the Jacob Lawrence Gallery and a lecturer at the University of Washington’s School of Art + Art History + Design. She edits the art journal MONDAY. Previously, Zimmerman was the Associate Curator of Programs at the Henry Art Gallery and the Associate Curator at the Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC) where she commissioned new work from artists such as Melvin Moti, Ryan & Trevor Oakes, and Gordon Hall. She received the 2011-2012 Loris Ledis Curatorial Fellowship at BRIC Contemporary Art, served as a 2013 curator-in-residence at Residency Unlimited, and was awarded funding by the New Foundation Seattle in 2016. Her writings have appeared in BOMBBig, Red & Shiny and Contemporary Performance. She has served on a number of review panels including the National Endowment for the Arts, New York State Council on the Arts, Artist Trust, 4Culture, and the Herb Alpert Awards. Emily received her MA from the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College and her BA from New York University.

Also discussed in the interview was MONDAY journal.
Installation view of Untold Passage (2017) showing two works by Mary Ann Peters: impossible monument (telltale), 2017, commissioned for the exhibition, and this trembling turf, 2016. Photograph: Jueqian Fang.
Gordon Hall,  Read me that part a-gain, where I disin-herit everybody (2014), commissioned by the Experimental Media and Performing Art Center (EMPAC). Photo: EMPAC/Rensselaer.
MONDAY, Vol. 3 “Études” with contributions by Sonny Assu, Katherine Dunn-Marcuse, Claire Cowie, Stuart Dempster, Ellen Garvens, David Golightly, Clotilde Jiménez, Leah St. Lawrence, Sean Lockwood, György Ligeti, Emma McIntosh, Fred Moten, Nina Power, SassyBlack, and Charles Stobbs.

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  1. […] Emily Zimmerman spoke to us from Seattle Washington. She is a curator, writer, experimental performer and the Director at the Jacob Lawrence Gallery at University of Washington School of Art Art History Design as where she is also a lecturer. At the Gallery she consistently looks for ways to allow the students to become involved with curation and prepare for going out into the world to find jobs in the field. To hear more about Emily Zimmerman’s work at the Jacob Lawrence Gallery as well as her own work, listen to the complete interview. […]

  2. […] Emily Zimmerman spoke to us from Seattle Washington. She is a curator, writer, experimental performer and the Director at the Jacob Lawrence Gallery at University of Washington School of Art Art History Design as where she is also a lecturer. At the moment she’s stepped away from her own curating though she does teach a class in the subject. At the Gallery she consistently looks for ways to allow the students to become involved with curation and prepare for going out into the world to find jobs in the field. To hear more about Emily Zimmerman’s work at the Jacob Lawrence Gallery as well as her own work, listen to the complete interview. […]