Alden Mason Foundation Award Selection Panel

Selection Panel Bios

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Shamim M. Momin, is Director of Curatorial Affairs, Henry Art Galley, University of Washington. Oversees the Curatorial, Exhibitions, and Programs departments, and has organized the museum-wide group exhibition, In Plain Sight and exhibitions by Gary Simmons, Math Bass, Diana al-Hadid, Donna Huanca, and Sarah Cain. Prior to joining the Henry in 2018, she was director, curator, and co-founder of LAND (Los Angeles Nomadic Division) a nonprofit public art organization committed to curating site- and situation-specific contemporary art projects. Previously, Momin served for more than ten years at the Whitney Museum of American Art, co-curating the 2004 and 2008 Whitney Biennials and overseeing the Contemporary Projects series. Momin has an extensive publications history, including artist monographs, exhibition catalogues, and art periodicals. She is a recipient of ArtTable’s New Leadership Award and the Smithsonian Foundation Ingenuity Award. Momin was Adjunct Professor of Contemporary Art for Williams College for the 2007 and 2008 Semester in New York program, and is currently Affiliate Professor of Art at the School of Art, Art History and Design, University of Washington. Momin will organize the exhibition Tala Madani and lead the Henry team in the planning and development of this project.

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José Carlos Diaz is the Susan Brotman Deputy Director for Art at the Seattle Art Museum (SAM). Diaz has held positions at The Andy Warhol Museum, The Bass Miami Beach, Tate Liverpool, and the Liverpool Biennial. He received a BA in art history from San Francisco State University and MA in cultural history from the University of Liverpool.

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Anthony White (b. 1994) is a Seattle artist and curator, and board member of the Lillian Miller Foundation, an organization dedicated to advancing educational opportunities for LGBTQIA+ youth. He’s a recipient of a Seattle Art Museum Betty Bowen Award, a Neddy Painting Award, and an Artist Trust Fellowship. White’s work is collected internationally, and is in the permanent collections of institutions including the Frye Art Museum, Crocker Art Museum, Seattle Art Museum, Figge Art Museum, and the Sinegal Center for Science and Innovation.

Throughout his career, White’s curatorial efforts have brought artists from around the world to Seattle. Notable endeavors include ‘While Supplies Last,’ an ever-evolving affordable-works group exhibition featuring over 700 participating artists, ‘Ultra Light Beams,’ a twelve-person exhibition highlighting post-analog rhythms and aesthetics in the age of the internet, and most recently, ‘In Crystallized Time,’ a group exhibition featuring twenty-eight artists at the Museum of Museums that examined the history of painting through a contemporary lens.