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Kate Bonansinga is and professor and director of the Director of the School of Art, part of the University of Cincinnati’s College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning (DAAP).
She was founding director of Stanlee and Gerald Rubin Center for Visual Art at The University of Texas, El Paso where she curated many exhibitions and established an undergraduate minor in museum studies and taught courses in curatorial practice. She is in interested in museums as dynamic sites for learning, in the impact of art in gallery and non-gallery settings, and in the current methods that artists employ to make a difference in society and culture.
Bonansinga is the author of “Curating at the Edge: Artists Respond to the U.S./Mexico Border” (University of Texas Press, 2014) and of a chapter in “Born of Resistance,” edited by Scott Baugh and Victor Sorell (University of Arizona Press, publication date TBA). She curated “Staged Stories: 2009 Renwick Craft Invitational” at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, and since 2002 has served as a national art peer for the General Services Administration’s Art-in-Architecture program.
Bonansinga holds an MA in Art History from the University of Illinois, an MBA in Business from New Mexico State University and a BA in Economics from the University of Michigan.
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