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AURORA Welcomes
New Honorary & Co-Chairs

AURORA warmly welcomes former Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings and Micki Rawlings as new Honorary Chairs, along with philanthropists Susan Byrne Montgomery, Bill Montgomery and Molly Byrne as new Co-Chairs. We’re pleased to have such outstanding civic and philanthropic leaders of Dallas join the AURORA family.

The new Co-Chairs will work with our Host Committee in supporting AURORA's 10-year anniversary this fall, which will bring with it our most exciting and significant event to date.

AURORA Announces 2020 Curator

AURORA is pleased to announce Noam Segal as the curator of the AURORA 2020 biennial exhibition, taking place in November 2020. Working with both local and international artists, Segal will realize AURORA’s expansive exhibition of technology-based public art in downtown Dallas. A Brooklyn-based independent curator and writer, Segal's practice focuses on contextualizing and supporting artists in producing new media art.

Segal received her Ph.D. in the Hermeneutics and Culture department at Bar Ilan University (Tel Aviv) and has collaborated with numerous international artists, museums and non-profits alike. She's presented the work of artists such as Neïl Beloufa, Pope.L, Sharon Hayes, Anri Sala, Ulla Von Brandenburg and Pauline Boudry and Renate Lorenz at prestigious international biennials and institutions, including Palais de Tokyo (Paris), Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM), MOCO (Montepellier, France), Performa (NYC), Museum of Contemporary Photography Chicago and Tel Aviv Museum of Art, among others. 

Additionally, Segal has contributed written work to a range of journals, artist catalogues and essay compilations, published by the likes of Konrad Fischer Galerie, Routledge Press, Mousse Magazine, Castello di Rivoli and the Atlántica Journal for Art and Thought. She has given talks, curated symposiums and participated in residencies around the world, including at the School of Visual Art (NYC), Kunstverein Nüremberg (Germany), KW Institute for Contemporary Art (Berlin), Mitchell-Innes & Nash (NYC) and Sotheby’s (NYC).

As of January 2020, she will be a visiting scholar in the department of performance studies at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts. Segal is also a faculty member of the MFA program at Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design (Jerusalem) and a visiting faculty member of the MFA program in the department of painting and printmaking at Virginia Commonwealth University.

As AURORA proudly celebrates its tenth year, we warmly welcome Segal as the curator for our 2020 edition and look forward to working with her to realize our next large-scale outdoor, public exhibition.

Learn more about Noam Segal’s past work and practice on her website

AURORA 2020 Curator: Noam Segal 


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