Chester College of New England will welcome curator Zeljka Himbele-Kozul to campus on Tuesday, October 14 as part of its 2008 Visiting Artists Symposium Lecture Series. She will give a free public lecture in the Wadleigh Library conference room at 2:30 p.m.
Himbele-Kozul, a native of Croatia, works as a curatorial assistant at RISD Museum's Contemporary Art Department. She is a graduate of the Bard College Center for Curatorial Studies. After graduation, she has been a co-curator of the exhibition My Little Membrane at NURTUREart Gallery, Brooklyn; a Curatorial Fellow at Art in General, NY, curating the exhibition Written in Light at Bloomberg LP headquarters; and a guest critic and juror at Parsons The New School for Design, NY. In Croatia, she has worked at the Museum of Contemporary Art and several not-for-profit spaces In Zagreb, and was on the editorial board of Kontura, art and art theory magazine. Currently she is working on a few exhibitions at RISD Museum, which will be shown at the new Media Art Gallery.
The Visiting Artists Symposium Lecture Series features guest speakers throughout the fall semester. Lectures are held at 2:30 on Tuesdays in the Wadleigh Library conference room. After the public session, the artists will be available to the students formally registered in the College's Visiting Artist Symposium (Course #IDS.301). The Fall 2008 series is coordinated by Darrell Matsumoto, Chair of the Department of Photography/Media Arts and Design.