December 2, 2022, 12pm EST
Bias for Action: Topical Cream on Art Writing Mentorships
Ice Palace Studios
1400 North Miami Avenue
Critics and art writing are an essential part of the art world ecosystem. In 2020, Topical Cream launched the Art Writing Mentorship Program to demonstrate the power of bringing more diverse points of view into this ecosystem. They are currently leading workshops for system-impacted writers in collaboration with Exalt Youth. For this conversation, they will be talking about the genesis and challenges of the program as well as answering questions from those in the NADA community who have an interest in making a more profound impact on their community.

Raque Ford (b. 1986, Columbia, Maryland) lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. Recent solo presentations include Greene Naftali, New York (2022); 321 Gallery, Brooklyn (2019); CAPITAL, San Francisco (2017); and Shoot the Lobster, New York (2017). Significant group shows include Albright Knox Gallery, Buffalo (2022); MoMA PS1, New York (2021); Morán Morán, Mexico City (2021); Greene Naftali, New York (2020); Kai Matsumiya, New York (2019); Roberta Pelan, Toronto (2017); SculptureCenter, Queens (2016); and Division Gallery, Montreal (2016). Ford’s work is in the collections of the High Museum of Art, Atlanta, and The Museum of Modern Art, New York.

Rosie Motley (b. 1990) is a writer and Founder/Director of Someday gallery in New York. She was a co-founder of Motel, Brooklyn (along with Riley Duncan and Curtis Wallen, 2015 - 2020) and has held positions at Casey Kaplan and  Gladstone Gallery in New York. She is currently the Art Writing Mentor at Topical Cream, leading workshops for system-impacted writers in collaboration with Exalt Youth.

Lyndsy Welgos is an artist and the founder and director of Topical Cream.