Kev Nemelka, Phoenix
March 18 – April 10, 2016
Kev Nemelka is a second-year Master’s candidate at ASU, the contemporary art curator of ASU Institute for Humanities Research (IHR), president of the ASU Council for Graduate Art Historians (CoGAH), and the 2015-16 Windgate Fellow at ASU Art Museum. His research interests include contemporary outsider and faux-naïve art, eco art and sustainability, art that reconciles philosophies of effective altruism (EA), and relational aesthetics.
With a background in studio art, Nemelka quickly grew interested in art theory and contemporary writ and decided to explore the academic side of the field, turning his art practice into more of an extracurricular pastime. He aims to complete a PhD in art history or rhetoric and pursue a career in academia.
Nemelka has worked at many reputable institutions in the past, including Utah Museum of Contemporary Art (UMOCA), BYU Museum of Art, The Hunt Museum in Ireland, and Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden at Smithsonian Institution.