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OnlineMar 21, 2024

Announcing New Board Members and Leadership Appointments

Welcoming Camilo Alvarez, Robin Hauck, Danny Rivera, and Kristi O’Connor to the board while Beau Kenyon and Mallory Ruymann assume co-chair roles.

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Members of the Boston Art Review editorial team and board of directors with artist Sneha Shrestha (aka IMAGINE) during a strategic plan kick-off event in January 2024 in Sneha’s studio. Photo by Bountheng Tanakhone.

For nearly two and a half years, Boston Art Review’s inaugural working board guided the organization through major milestones, including the process of becoming a nonprofit. Now, we’re pleased to announce that this next chapter of our board will be led by co-chairs Beau Kenyon, founding principal at Oakley Collective, who joined as a director November 2021, and Mallory Ruymann, managing partner at art_works, who joined in January 2023. Both Kenyon and Ruymann have been champions of and thought partners with Boston Art Review for years, and their co-leadership will ensure our work remains grounded in our commitment to community while we embark on new paths to ensure the organization’s sustainability and longevity. 

Boston Art Review is also pleased to welcome the following new board members: 

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Boston Art Review’s new board members. From left: Camilo Alvarez, Robin Hauck, Kristi O’Connor, and Danny Rivera.

 

Camilo Alvarez was born in New York, NY, and resides in Boston. He received a BA in art history from Skidmore College and a master’s of liberal arts in museum studies from Harvard University. He has worked at Exit Art, Socrates Sculpture Park, MIT’s List Visual Art Center, and the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. He is the co-chair of the Advisory Board at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, and is on the National Advisory Council of Skidmore College’s Tang Teaching Museum. He is the owner, director, and preparator at Samsøñ, formerly Samson Projects, founded in 2004.

Robin Hauck is a researcher, writer, and advocate based outside Boston. She received her master’s in comparative media studies from MIT and her bachelor’s in English and creative writing from Denison University. She is the editor and founder of Misstropolis, a contemporary arts and culture blog in which she explores the intersection of art, history, and identity politics and champions work by thought-leading female artists. She previously ran business development at Education First and was a creative director at Digitas. She is active on the advisory boards of ICA Boston and VIA Art Fund. She participates in local advocacy around issues of climate change and equity through her role as vice president of the board of directors of Hale Education and family homelessness as a volunteer and member of the advisory council of Horizons for Homeless Children. 

Kristi O’Connor has spent nearly two decades working in the education sector, with much of that time dedicated to work in advancement. O’Connor’s career has spanned a variety of institutions, ranging from Harvard College to Kingsley Montessori School, and she is now a senior development officer at Buckingham Browne and Nichols School. She holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from the College of the Holy Cross and a master’s degree in higher education administration, planning, and social policy from the Harvard University Graduate School of Education. She volunteers as a class chair at Holy Cross, as well as serving on the Parents Annual Fund Committees at two Boston-based independent schools.

Danny Rivera is a vocalist, composer, civil rights activist, and performance artist. He is reimagining what it means to be an artist in his generation. Known for his avant garde spirit, honest lyricism, and captivating performances, this new renaissance artist discovered his musical identity by traversing the cross-cultural fusion of the Black church and Afro Puerto Rican culture. Rivera has won a number of awards, including El Mundo’s 30 under 30 award, WBURs The Makers, and Boston’s Most Influential Men of Color award.

About Boston Art Review

Boston Art Review is a 501(c)3 nonprofit arts organization that facilitates discourse about contemporary arts and culture through publishing, programming, and events in Boston and beyond. Boston Art Review elevates diverse perspectives while bridging gaps between criticism, coverage, and community engagement.

Boston Art Review’s print magazine is published twice annually, and its online platform regularly features interviews, reviews, profiles, critical perspectives, and other multidisciplinary content. Boston Art Review also produces the only weekly curated arts calendar for the region, co-presents the Emerging Boston Art Writing Fellowship program, and hosts community events. Boston Art Review is committed to amplifying Boston’s reputation as a vibrant contemporary art city and serving as a model for a more connected arts ecosystem where contemporary artists, community spaces, and writers all thrive.

Current Board Members

Camilo Alvarez, Robin Hauck (secretary), Nakia Hill, Courtney Jacobovits (treasurer), Beau Kenyon (co-chair), Kristi O’Connor, Danny Rivera, Mallory Ruymann (co-chair), Gabriel Sosa, and Gloria Sutton

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