Kelsey Halliday Johnson

Updated
11 Jun 2018

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Riddles of the Sphinx, 1977, film still, directed Laura Mulvey and Peter Wollen. Photo courtesy of British Film Institute.

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Making/Breaking the Binary: Women, Art & Technology (1968-85), 2017, installation view, Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery, ephemera and timeline of the history of women in technology. Photo by Studio LHOOQ, courtesy of Kelsey Halliday Johnson.

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"Making/Breaking the Binary: Women, Art & Technology (1968-85)", 2017, installation view, Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery. Pictured: Catherine Jansen, "Sewing Space", 1981, xerography on cloth, thread, embroidery. Photo by Studio LHOOQ, courtesy of Kelsey Halliday Johnson.

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Making/Breaking the Binary: Women, Art & Technology (1968-85), 2017, installation view, Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery. Pictured (L to R): Lynn Hershman Leeson, Beryl Korot, Jennifer Bartlett, Pati Hill; foreground: listening stations of the history of women in electronic music, left: Pauline Oliveros, right: Annea Lockwood. Photo by Studio LHOOQ, courtesy of Kelsey Halliday Johnson.

Kelsey Halliday Johnson is an independent curator whose work brings to light alternative and underrepresented histories and voices. She is executive director of the multidisciplinary visual and performing art organization SPACE in Portland, ME, and has held curatorial positions at the Michener Art Museum, Locks Gallery, and Vox Populi. Her work has been shown at venues including the Berman Museum of Art, Delaware Art Museum, Philadelphia Photo Arts Center, Delaware Contemporary, EXPO Chicago, Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery at The University of the Arts, Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University, and Vox Populi. During her time as curator at Locks Gallery, Johnson organized The Body in Spiral, an exhibition exploring alchemy, mathematics, and symbolism in the work of Thomas Chimes. She received an interdisciplinary MFA from the University of Pennsylvania, and is an alumna of the Institute for Curatorial Practice in Performance at Wesleyan University. In 2016, Johnson received Center support to present Making/Breaking the Binary: Women, Art, & Technology 1968–1985, an exhibition that surveyed a generation of pioneering female artists and related their work to the technology innovators who helped shape the information age.