Today Ballroom Marfa‘s board announced the hire of Laura Copelin as new associate curator. For the past four years she’s been developing exhibitions and programs for the Santa Monica Museum of Art. Copelin joins artistic director Fairfax Dorn and executive director Susan Sutton at Ballroom. Previously the associate curator spot was held by Erin Kimmel.
At SMMoA, Copelin worked on projects with artists such as Joyce Pensato and Michael Queenland, as well as helping develop Machine Project, and “contributed to the seminal art and music journal Arthur as well as emerging Los Angeles publication VIA; and operated artist micro-residency Housework in Venice Beach.”
Copelin “holds a B.A. in English and Art, Magna Cum Laude with Honors, from UCLA.”