This Year’s Selection Panel

Alberto Aguilar teaches studio art at Harold Washington College one of the City Colleges of Chicago. From 2006-16 he coordinated Pedestrian Project, an initiative devoted to making contemporary art practice more accessible and available to his college community. Aguilar’s practice often incorporates materials that are at hand as well as exchanges with those around him and people that encounter his art. His work bridges media from painting and sculpture to video, installation, performance, and sound and has been exhibited on the out facing windows of various galleries, museums and institutions.


Imani Jacqueline Brown is a New Orleans native, activist, cultural organizer, and Director of Programs at Antenna, New Orleans. In 2014, Imani co-founded Blights Out, a collective of citizens, artists, architects, and activists imagining a new model for development that generates art and action to impact issues of blight, gentrification, and housing affordability. She is a member of Occupy Museums, an international artist/activist collective formed in 2011 during Occupy Wall Street to challenge and deconstruct the commodification of art and culture. Occupy Museums’ project, Debtfair, is featured in the 2017 Whitney Biennial.


Tim Hossler has previously worked as in-house art director for photographer Annie Leibovitz, the Director of Design at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MASS MoCA), and the Art Director of The Wolfsonian–FIU in Miami Beach. He currently teaches design history and visual communications at the University of Kansas. His academic research focuses on working with photographers, artists and cultural institutions to produce books and exhibitions.


Jessica Borusky’s performance practice(s) highlight traumatic-humor, failure, and queer-feminist perspectives within American Exceptionalism. Borusky is also the founder Flesh Crisis: A nomadic platform for performance art, igniting creative conversation around contemporary and intersectional aesthetic practices. As an artist/educator/curator within the Kansas City community, Jessica sees this triangulation as a site for facilitating critical and engaging pedagogical inquiry between and among artists and non-artists: engendering and re-imagining affectual experience, ultimately producing rhizomatic forms of connectivity and knowledge-production.

Jurors 2010-2016