MEET THE EDITORS
Anahita (Ani) Bradberry
Anahita (Ani) Bradberry is an artist and art historian based in the DC and Brooklyn area. She earned undergraduate and graduate degrees in modern and contemporary non-Western art with a focus on Japan from American University's feminist art history program. Interested in challenging predetermined power structures in the global contemporary art world, Anahita walks the line between artist and critical art writer to gain a deeper understanding of the cultural power of radical creativity.
Martina Dodd is a DC based art historian and curator. Her concept driven shows have touched on topics relating to race, gender and power dynamics. She is intrigued by the ways in which value is placed on art and seeks to examine the social impact material culture has on society. Martina holds a MA in the Arts of Africa, Oceania and the Americas from the University of East Anglia and a BA in Anthropology and International Studies from Johns Hopkins University.
Ikram Lakhdhar is a Tunisian-born art writer and emerging curator who is based in DC. Her writing has been published in publications such as BmoreArt and Arts.Black. She holds a BA in International Relations, a self-designed major in Arts and Politics, and a Museum Studies Certificate from Connecticut College.
Jordan Martin is a 4th generation Washingtonian and a freelance project and studio assistant to local artists. She collaborates with artists and organizations that work to preserve, contextualize and share the narratives and culture of Washington, DC. Jordan holds a B.A in Political Science and Urban Studies from the University of the District of Columbia.
Georgie Payne, native Washingtonian, is a DC- based multi-media artist, one half of the YOUNGPAYNE collaborative and the current Exhibitions and Program Manager at Transformer. Payne holds a B.A in Art History from Tyler School of Art and has worked at several local and national arts organizations, including most recently Elsewhere Museum and Artist Residency in Greensboro, NC and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation in Miami, FL.
Valerie Wiseman is an artist and organizer based in the Baltimore-DC metro area. She collaborates with artists and organizations to produce creative projects and events that explore relationships between the built and natural environment, food, art, and culture. She holds a BA in Communications from Goucher College.
Andy Johnson is a DC-based art historian, arts writer, curator, and currently director of Gallery 102. His academic and curatorial practice centers on queer, feminist, and black feminist theories, critical race theory, cultural studies, photography, video, performance art, and visual culture. He holds an M.A. in Art History from The George Washington University.