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June's CoCA Star: Jennifer Cha

Posted by caroline on June 9, 2016


Jennifer graduated with her BA in Art History from the University of Washington in June 2015 and has been a CoCA intern ever since. Her love of contemporary art started during her time at UW and continued to grow while studying abroad in Copenhagen and through all of her other travels overseas; all of which led her to her internship with CoCA. This passion for art, paired with her organizational prowess have made her an asset to the CoCA team.

She’s enjoyed working on a variety of projects with the whole CoCA team; her most memorable being wrapping art at the Annual Marathon and Auction and working closely with local artists as the curatorial intern for the CoCA & Columbia Winery show. She’s loved working with so many CoCA artists and being able to collaborate on projects with people who are constantly teaching her new things about every aspect of the art world.

Jennifer plans on using her experience and everything she’s learned from CoCA towards her dream of becoming a curator of contemporary art. She’d like to thank all the members, artists, Board of Directors, and Nichole for teaching her so much during her time here and is excited to see what they do next!

Thank you Jennifer for all your hard work and dedication to contemporary art. CoCA is going to miss your tenacious spirit and organizational wizardry! We wish you all the best in your future career in the arts.

Warm Welcome to CoCA's Summer Interns

Posted by caroline on May 25, 2016

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Joining the Curatorial Cohort:

Swosti Rajbhandari Kayastha and Sara Elhaj are currently interning with CoCA as a part of their MA Program in Museum and Gallery Practice from University College London, Qatar. Back home, Swosti is a curator and Public Relations Officer at Nepal Art Council, Kathmandu Nepal, and holds a post graduate degree in Nepalese History, Culture & Archaeology. Sara spent her formative years in both the Middle East and Europe and is fluent in English and Arabic, then learned Italian during undergraduate studies at Goldsmiths College University of London and KLC School of Design. Sara and Swosti, alongside fellow students in their MA Program, completed an exhibition from concept design to exhibition with a private collection in one of the museums in Doha-Qatar. Check it out here.

Visitors and artists working with us this summer will have a chance to meet these wonderful additions to our team throughout June in the gallery and in other curatorial support roles.

Diving into the CoCA Archives:

Born and raised in Seattle, Greta Rainbow is currently an undergraduate at McGill University in Montreal, Canada studying Art History with minors in Cultural Studies and Religious Studies. We are very excited to have Greta join us for some hands-on work with the artifacts and ephemera in the CoCA Archives.


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