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April 2 – May 29, 2022
→ Hessel Museum of Art
Exhibition Category
Student Curated Projects, Thesis Exhibitions

Interference presents fourteen graduate exhibitions curated by the M.A. candidates of the Class of 2022 at the Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College (CCS Bard). For their entire first semester, in the fall of 2020, the class met under an open-air rental tent on the Center’s front lawn—some attended in person, seated six feet apart around long tables, and others were remote, projected in a grid on a standing screen. Collective conversation took place over wind and reverb. Under these hybrid conditions, change and adaptation became central to this cohort’s experience of curatorial studies and to the development of these exhibitions. Interference probes approaches to histories, archives, notions of embodiment, artistic production, and the gallery space itself. These inquiries unfold across exhibitions that build upon interdisciplinary collaborations within the evolving field of curatorial practice.

CCS Bard Class of 2022 Isabella Achenbach, Eduardo Alfonso, Angelica Arbelaez, Eugenia Braniff, Junni Chen, Sofia D’Amico, Laura Hakel, Hana Halilaj, Min Sun Jeon, May Makki, Claire Sammut, Danni Shen, Dominika Tylcz, Guy Weltchek

The student-curated exhibitions and projects at CCS Bard are part of the requirements for the master of arts degree and are made possible with support from the Rebecca and Martin Eisenberg Student Exhibition Fund; the Mitzi and Warren Eisenberg Family Foundation; the Audrey and Sydney Irmas Charitable Foundation; the Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation; the Board of Governors of the Center for Curatorial Studies; the CCS Bard Arts Council; and by the Center’s Patrons, Supporters, and Friends.

Access Information for Hessel Museum of Art and CCS Bard Galleries

CCS Bard and the Hessel Museum are located in a single-level facility on the Bard College campus in Annandale-on-Hudson, NY. Parking is available outside of the building in an ADA-compliant parking lot which has four accessible parking spaces at the end of the paved entrance way. If you have questions or requests about access, please write to Casey Robertson, Community Outreach Coordinator, at or phone 845-758-7598 at least two weeks before your visit or the event you plan to attend and we will make every effort to assist you. During your visit, you may seek the assistance of Security and Visitor Service staff members who are present at the CCS Bard reception desk and throughout the exhibitions. Please don’t hesitate to contact Casey Robertson at with feedback about your visit. For more information on accessibility, please visit this page.