19 May 2017
Ellina Kevorkian is an artist, independent curator, and former artistic director for residency programs at the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, Omaha, NE. Noted for her performance-based curatorial work, she organized Recollecting Performance (2012), an exhibition of 1970s and 80s garments worn by southern Californian performance artists, including Paul McCarthy, Eleanor Antin, and The Kipper Kids, as part of The Getty Foundation’s Pacific Standard Time: Art in LA 1945-1980. Kevorkian’s 2010 project Violet Against Women: Confronting Notions of the Feminine featured works by female artists such as Cassils, Juliana Snapper, Marnie Weber, and Mary Reid Kelley. Kevorkian holds an MFA in visual arts from the Institute for Curatorial Practice in Performance at Wesleyan University. In 2017, she served as a panelist in Performance.