nora boyd is an art consultant based in New York, San Francisco, and Mexico City. her practice is built around making art accessible, and speaking about art in a human way.

nora boyd is an art consultant based in New York, San Francisco, and Mexico City. her practice is built around making art accessible, and speaking about art in a human way.

about

In no particular order,

I’ve thought about how to blur the line between craft and fine arts at a multi-disciplinary residency alongside artists, activists, and researchers in Oaxaca, Mexico; talked about the influence of cartoons and pop culture on the work of Bulgarian artist Martina Vacheva; organized three small shows in cafes and bars in NYC (RIP cafe henrie); presented a paper about 19th century Shanghai workers’ housing at a conference in Estonia; obsessed over the 19th c game of tableau and made it slo-mo; wrote a master’s thesis on two houses built in 1929 in Mexico City and Tunis; ran storytelling workshops and an interactive performance show for DACA-recipients in South Williamsburg; spoke about naughty illuminated manuscripts and represented “paintings” in a debate against “dinosaurs” at Caveat NYC; was accidentally a featured voice in a performance piece by Joelle Tuerlinckx at Dia Beacon; I’ve taught, curated, written, and spoken about art on 3 continents.

Currently

I’m investigating possible structures of more direct patronage for emerging and under-represented artist communities; researching turn-of-the-century mugshots taken by a female photographer from Northern California mining country; serving as the voice of a naked sculpture in an interactive VR arts project; re-acquainting myself with life on the West Coast.