Jenelle Porter is senior curator at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston. Prior to joining ICA Boston in January 2011, she was curator at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia (2005-2010), and from 1998-2001 she was curator at Artists Space in New York. Porter has written essays for several catalogues and journals, as well as books on artists Charline von Heyl, Trisha Donnelly, and Joshua Mosley.
James Longley is a documentary filmmaker whose works examine the lives of people in conflict zones, mostly in the Middle East and South Asia. Longley’s 2006 film, Iraq in Fragments, won numerous honors, including three jury awards at Sundance and was nominated for an Academy Award. His short, Sari’s Mother (2006), was also nominated for an Academy Award. Longley won a MacArthur Fellowship in 2009.
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