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ArtTable invites you to celebrate ArtTable’s 2024 New Leadership Honoree Storm Ascher, artist, writer, curator, and Forbes 30 Under 30 Honoree for Art & Style in 2022–Storm has established herself as a visionary force in the contemporary art world. 

In 2018, Storm founded Superposition Gallery with a mission to subvert gentrification tactics employed in urban development through art galleries. Embracing a socially conscious approach,  the gallery has thrived and continues to foster a global community of artists. In 2023, Storm founded the Hamptons Black Arts Council, a 501(c)3 nonprofit charitable organization dedicated to upholding the legacy of Black art institutions on the East End of Long Island. Join us at ArtTable’s Annual Benefit & Award Ceremony in honor of Storm Ascher. The event, held during Frieze Los Angeles, promises an unforgettable night filled with connections, support, and advancement for outstanding individuals in the visual arts.

Don’t miss the chance to register for an evening that goes beyond the ordinary–a true celebration of ArtTable’s exceptional arts professionals and the distinguished New Leadership award honoring Storm Ascher.

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Annual Benefit & Award Ceremony Program

Wednesday, February 28
NeueHouse Hollywood, 6121 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles
4: 00 PM – 6:00 PM


Celebration, Drinks and Bites

Conversation between New Leadership Awardee

Storm Ascher

Independent Curator, Writer, and founder of
Superposition Gallery and the Black Arts Council

and

Zoe Lukov

Emmy-nominated Producer and Writer

With Special Remarks by

Nadia Estrada

Writer, Researcher, and Curator
ArtTable Fellowship Alumna

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Storm Ascher is an independent curator, writer, and founder of Superposition Gallery and The Hamptons Black Arts Council. She has a BFA in Visual & Critical Studies from the School of Visual Arts (2018), an MA in Art Business from Sotheby’s Institute and Claremont Graduate University (2020), and is a Forbes 30 Under 30 Honoree for Art & Style 2022.

Storm founded Superposition Gallery in August 2018. She started her curatorial projects with a mission to subvert gentrification tactics used in urban development through art galleries. She refers to her gallery as “a socially conscious approach to contemporary art with a focus on borrowed space”. Superposition Gallery has drawn in exhibition participation from over 100 artists of different cultural backgrounds and multidisciplinary practices, such as Layo Bright, MR. WASH, Derrick Adams, Ludovic Nkoth, Jessica Taylor Bellamy, Tariku Shiferaw, Ambrose Rhapsody Murray, Nate Lewis, Marcus Leslie Singleton, Helina Metaferia, and Muna Malik. By starting a nomadic gallery model without a brick and mortar address, the gallery has continued to grow its community outreach through site specific iterations of borrowed space in New York, Los Angeles, Miami, and internationally. Storm has fostered partnerships with various institutions and brands who look to the Superposition program for partnership activations— launching spaces around the world.

In 2023, Storm founded the Hamptons Black Arts Council—a 501(c)3 nonprofit charitable organization based in New York State — which is dedicated to upholding the legacy of Black art institutions on the East End of Long Island. Storm’s development of the Hamptons Black Arts Council focuses on Advocacy, Acquisition Development, and Infrastructure and Operations. Storm’s curatorial work and community involvement through HBAC has increased awareness of Black art organizations through public programming, education, and networking; grown the contemporary collections of artwork by artists of diverse backgrounds through exhibitions and fundraising; and maintained their museum galleries and staff retention through fundraising. Recent exhibitions through The Hamptons Black Arts Council mission include Tariku Shiferaw’s first museum solo show Making Space: One of These Black Boys at the Southampton African American Museum, as well as Spectrum of Echoes, an exhibition in partnership with UBS which included works by Sanford Biggers, Tomashi Jackson, Che Lovelace and more.

Storm worked at various galleries and institutions prior to starting her curatorial program and organizations, such as LAXART under Hamza Walker, David Lewis Gallery, Marciano Foundation, and Spruth Magers. She has curated for the Eastville Museum in Sag Harbor, Phillips New York, Phillips Los Angeles, Southampton African American Museum, UBS Global Art, and OOLITE Arts in Miami.

She is on the Advisory Board of Inversion Art, which invests in and stewards visual artists who are at an inflection point in their careers. She is also on the board of Rose House Residency, an artist incubator program in a Victorian home in Cobleskill, NY, and the Core Committee of The Circuit, a Black arts coalition. She is on the steering committee of the Art Basel Women’s Wealth Summit with Unlocked Foundation and UBS Women’s Wealth Segment, which has a mission to close the gender pay-gap across industries.

Storm was awarded the Alumni Scholarship award at The School of Visual Arts in 2018 for her thesis documentary and paper #gentrify2017 and delivered the valedictorian speech at her graduation from SVA at Radio City Music Hall, along with artists Maya Lin and Milton Glaser. She has contributed extensively as an independent writer and art critic to Cultured Magazine—most notably her profile of artist Wangechi Mutu and curator Claudia Schmuckli for their museum presentation at the Legion of Honor in San Francisco. Other writing contributions include TiltWest, The Brilliance of the Color Black Through the Eyes of Art Collectors, Widewalls, Galerie Lelong, and more. She has been featured in The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, W Magazine, Hyperallergic, CULTURED, Artsy, The Miami Times and others. She was recently named in The New Generation of Black Women Gallerists by Artsy and the Dan’s Papers Power List of the East End.


Curator, Emmy-nominated producer, and writer Zoe Lukov develops non-traditional, experimental exhibitions that engage and respond to pressing issues in real time. Previously, as chief curator of Faena Art in Miami Beach and Buenos Aires, Lukov organized the first Faena Festival in 2018 This is Not America, and its follow-up in 2019 The Last Supper, in addition to major solo exhibitions by internationally recognized artists throughout the Faena Districts. She is also a founding board member of Desert X, the nonprofit site-specific exhibition based in California, and recently produced a documentary about Desert X 2021 which premiered at the Getty Museum, aired on PBS, and was featured in the Palm Springs International Film Festival, the Riviera International Film Festival, and nominated for an Emmy award.

Lukov’s independent curatorial projects such as Fair, an alternative all-women non-commercial art fair that took place within a shopping mall, and Holy Water, have been widely lauded in the press and across creative communities. Lukov cut her teeth working with Jeffrey Deitch at MOCA Los Angeles and with Franklin Sirmans on Prospect.3, the New Orleans biennial. She was a 2010/2011 Fulbright Scholar in Colombia and is a graduate of Oberlin College.


Nadia Estrada is a writer, researcher, and curator based in Los Angeles.   As a first-generation Mexican American, she is committed to highlighting underrepresented artists and communities to expand inclusivity in the arts. She recently earned her Master’s in Curatorial Practice from USC Roski School of Art & Design and centered her thesis on the myth of memory and its intersections with art and site in Los Angeles. Nadia was a 2023 ArtTable Fellow at Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (LACE)| Los Angeles, CA. She holds a B.A. in Literature from the University of California, Santa Cruz, and studied at the Université Lumiére Lyon in France. Nadia is currently working on two exhibitions associated with Getty’s PST ART: Art & Science Collide. These include Beatriz da Costa: (un)disciplinary tactics at Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions and We Place Life at the Center at the Vincent Price Art Museum, opening September 2024.


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ArtTable’s New Leadership Award

The image above is Maya Lin's Seven Square Inches of Water (2014) awarded to each year's recipient of ArtTable's New Leadership Award.
The image above is Maya Lin’s Seven Square Inches of Water (2014) awarded to each year’s recipient of ArtTable’s New Leadership Award.

ArtTable’s New Leadership Award recognizes an emerging professional who has demonstrated outstanding leadership and made considerable contributions to the visual art field in the earlier stages of their careers. This award was first introduced as part of ArtTable’s 25th anniversary celebration in 2005. This past year’s award was Seven Square Inches of Water, a limited-edition artwork by Maya Lin created to benefit the “What Is Missing?” project.

Past awardees include Deana Haggag, Dr. Nicole R. Fleetwood, La Tanya S. Autry, Wassan Al-Khudhairi, Erin Christovale, Lauren Haynes, Jami Powell, Alexandra Chang, Naima J. Keith, Lauren Cornell, Sara Raza, Naomi Beckwith, Amy Sadao, Sarah Douglas, Cecilia Alemani, Shamim Momin, Christine Y. Kim, Sarah Elizabeth Lewis, Andrea Barnwell, Melissa Chiu, Fairfax Dorn and Virginia Lebermann, Ellen Haddigan, Bronwyn Keenan, Sheri L. Pasquarella, Maura Reilly, Natasha Schlesinger, Laura Hoptman, Marysol Nieves, Jeanne Greenberg Rohatyn, and Olga Viso.

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