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Guest curator: Veronica Kessenich  
Executive Director, Atlanta Contemporary


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About Veronica


Veronica Kessenich, an Atlanta native, has been working in the arts for over fifteen years, and became Executive Director of Atlanta Contemporary in July 2015 after serving for two years as the organization’s Development Director. As Executive Director, she implemented Atlanta Contemporary’s shift to free admission. In recognition of her valuable contributions to the arts, Kessenich was named one of Atlanta’s Women of Power in the fall issue of The Atlantan (2015) and received the CCA Community Impact Award from Emory University. She serves on the board of MINT (Atlanta) as well as volunteers her time at the Women’s Auxiliary of Piedmont Hospital. Kessenich also teaches Art History and Contemporary Art & Theory at Agnes Scott College (Decatur, GA). She graduated with an M.Phil in Art History from the University of St. Andrews (Scotland) and received her BA in Art History (Minor: English and Art) from Saint Mary’s College in Indiana.


Veronica's selections


Analia Saban

Los Angeles, CA

"Gagosian and Jeffrey Deitch teamed up in the Miami Design District with an exceptional pop-up exhibition titled abstract/not abstract. The beauty and layout of the Moore Building allowed for us, as we journeyed up to the top floor, to see such a range of work by established and emerging artists but it was Analia Saban’s paintings, Woven Square Solid, Negative (White) and Woven Square Solid, Positive (White), that stood out to me the most. I only wish I could have afforded them."

Thenjiwe Niki Nkosi

Johannesburg, South Africa

"I was walking through the Untitled Art Fair, one of the satellite art fairs held during Art Basel Miami this December, and Thenjiwe’s painting stopped me. The painting, Mahlangu (After Solomon Kalushi Mahlangu), expressed a beauty and solemnity that in the noise of the art fair transcended both space and time. It held me and has in some sense haunted me ever since."

Jan Rattia

Houston, TX

"I’ve had the privilege of seeing Jan’s work evolve over the years I’ve known him. His images draw me in – I aspire to know the stories behind the subjects – who are they, what do they hide, and more importantly – what do they reveal – as portraits."

Holly Coulis

Athens, GA

"In a word? Line. I love her paintings."

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