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Arden Sherman is a curator, organizer, and designer. She is currently Director & Curator of Hunter East Harlem Gallery, a multi-disciplinary space for art exhibitions and socially-minded projects located at Hunter College in New York City. Her specializations are socially-engaged art, community work, and photography. Arden has years of experience in non-profit and university settings and has held positions at Creative Time, Loyola Marymount University Gallery, Pratt Institute, as well as Prospect New Orleans and Headlands Center for the Arts.

Arden has curated and organized dozens of exhibitions, projects, and programs. Some noteworthy exhibitions are Anchor: An Exhibition Centered on the Photography of Hiram Maristany (2015); Spots, Dots, Pips, Tiles: An Exhibition about Dominoes (2016-17); Futurefarmers: Arrange, Selected Projects from 23 Years of Work (2017); QUEENIE: Selected artworks by female artists from El Museo del Barrio's Collection (2018); Dust Specks on the Sea: Contemporary Sculpture from the French Caribbean & Haiti (2018-22), and THE EXTRAORDINARY: An exhibition about the O-1 Artist Visa (2019). Arden's work is consistently featured in numerous press outlets including New York Times, Artnews, Hyperallergic, ArtNet, and Art in America among others. She is co-editor of the forthcoming book, 125th Street: Photography in Harlem launching Spring 2022 with Hirmer Verlag.

She earned her master's degree in Curatorial Practice from California College of the Arts in 2010 and her bachelor’s degrees in Latin American & Caribbean Studies and Studio Art from the College of Charleston in Charleston, SC.




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