Andrew has been working in arts, culture, and community engagement for over twenty years as a curator, scholar, writer, performer, and producer. He collaborates not only with cultural workers, artists and scholars, but also faith leaders, activists, health care professionals, funeral directors, and government officials. His platforms vary, too. He has worked in museums, theaters, film organizations, community centers, houses of worship, public spaces, and more recently in virtual spaces. With a background in theater, performance, and museum studies, Andrew has organized exhibitions and public programs for The Brooklyn Museum, Electronic Arts Intermix, The Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art at SUNY New Paltz, Wave Hill, and other cultural institutions. At the Jewish Museum, he served as archivist for the National Jewish Archive of Broadcasting and manager of the New York Jewish Film Festival, and produced public programs and other special projects. Most recently he has created programming for Reimagine, a national nonprofit that works with artists, designers, faith communities, and health institutions to spark conversations on caregiving, grief, mortality, and living fully. His writing has appeared in Videofreex: The Art of Guerrilla Television (SUNY Press, 2015), Jews and Shoes, ed. Edna Nahshon (Berg Publishers, 2008), Gastronomica: The Journal of Food and Culture, and other publications. M.A. in Performance Studies, NYU.
“Warlé” is a multi-platform project consisting of a pop-up exhibition, writing, and conversation space. Andrew will re-envision his cousins’ mid-century boutique (1958-2000) as a site for discussion, storytelling, and art that inspires action on behalf of LGBTQ+ refugees and elders, marginalized groups that experience brokenness, and opportunities for repair and growth.
If you could break something, what would it be?
Cycles of xenophobia directed at migrants and violence against LGBTQ+ people.