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Chloe Van Stralendorff

2013

Curatorial Studies

Gallery Manager at Marcas Contemporary Art

I am currently the gallery manager at Marcas Contemporary Art. MCA seeks to inspire, engage and expand the accessibility of contemporary art in Orange County, CA. I'm also a part-time project photographer for the company Blends, who has partnered with Nike in designing and launching products.

The transition from my undergraduate degree to an entry level position in Curatorial work was most apparent during my internship at Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (LACE). Working with a passionate non-profit gallery provided me with the knowledge of understanding functioning aspects of a gallery. This experience which has prepared me for future career opportunities like my position with MCA.

As a curatorial studies student my curriculum served to be extremely satisfying through the Liberal Arts and the Fine Art Department. My fondest memory was having the opportunity to combine my practice in curatorial and performance art with my thesis. The Moore community supported my project through dialogue and performance participation. Having the opportunity to extend a curatorial, performance and social issues conversation for my thesis was a satisfying last experience Moore gave me during my departure.