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 an Atlanta 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.
She is currently the Museum Education Curator at the Robert W. Woodruff Library, Atlanta University Center.
Ikram Lakhdhar is a NYC based writer, curator, and cultural activist. Her writings have appeared in publications such as Bemore Art, Arts.Black and TunisiaLive. She previously worked as a Communications Specialist in a large non-profit in D.C., and interned internationally at David Krut Arts Projects in Johannesburg, fundación proa in Buenos Aires, and Centre Nationale de La Culture in Tunis.
She holds a BA in International Relations and Museum Studies from Connecticut College, and is a recent graduate from NYU Tisch School of the Arts earning an M.A. in Art and Public Policy.
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 is a DC-based arts organizer and the current Exhibitions and Program Manager at Transformer. Born and raised in Washington, DC - Payne holds a B.A in Art History from Tyler School of Art and has worked at numerous 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 a DC-based artist and admin and currently works as Development + Communications Manager at Transformer. She collaborates with artists and organizations to produce projects and host events that explore relationships between the built and natural environment, food, and art. Previously she has worked with other national arts organizations including Elsewhere museum and artist residency in Greensboro, NC, the Durango Arts Center in Durango, CO, and other cultural non-profits and individuals.
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, sexuality studies, photography, video, performance art, and visual culture. He has presented research and spoken on panels at universities and museums including Rutgers University, University of Georgia, UC-Santa Barbara, GW, Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts, and GW Museum. He holds a M.A. in Art History from The George Washington University and is the 2018 DCAC Apprentice Curator.