Our team is composed of full time professional staff, faculty fellows and affiliates, postdoctoral scholars, graduate student research fellows, and undergraduate student interns.
Director and Chief Curator
Program Manager and Curator
Head of Exhibitions
Rachel Nelson (she/her), PhD, is Director of UC Santa Cruz Institute of the Arts and Sciences (IAS), and teaches in the History of Art and Visual Culture department. Nelson has curated and organized exhibitions including Barring Freedom, a group exhibition engaging art, prisons, and justice; Carlos Motta: We The Enemy; Futurefarmers: Fog Inquiry; jackie sumell: Solitary Garden; Newton Harrison and Helen Mayer Harrison: Future Garden, and other projects with artists including Ursula Biemann and Paulo Tavares, Angela Melitopoulos…