NADA and TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank®, are pleased to announce the return of TD Bank Curated Spotlight, a special section at NADA New York 2024 organized by curator and writer Simon Wu. Curated Spotlight will feature five presentations from exhibiting galleries.

“For NADA New York, I wanted to highlight a few spaces that are not only showing underrepresented artists, but are also striving to create sustainable communities and healthy futures for them. These galleries––from New York to Seoul to Melbourne––are trying to rethink what a gallery should be today, and they imbue this care into how they approach commerce, visibility, and community. I am grateful for NADA and TD Bank for the chance to support them,” said Simon Wu.

“Representation in art is so important. Art is a universal language, and we know the art world thrives when it embraces a multitude of perspectives and expressions. At TD, we're passionate about creating space for this by building opportunities so that everyone has the chance to participate," said Shelley Sylva, Head of U.S. Corporate Citizenship, TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank.

TD Bank Curated Spotlight Participants:

Emma Safir
(Blade Study, New York)

Jongwan Jang

Dorian Reid
(KAPP KAPP, New York)

Kirsty Budge
(Daine Singer, Melbourne)

Hunter Amos
(Strada World, New York)

This marks the fifth iteration of the Curated Spotlight program, which has been a fan-favorite at NADA’s fairs in Miami and New York. The section was introduced at NADA Miami 2021 with a selection of works by Ebony L. Haynes, and after a successful debut, was presented at NADA New York 2022, curated by Kendra Jayne Patrick, NADA Miami 2022, curated by Joeonna Bellorado-Samuels, and NADA Miami 2023, curated by Jenée-Daria Strand.

About Simon Wu:
Simon Wu is a curator and writer involved in collaborative art production and research. His first book, a collection of essays on art, collectivity and joy titled Dancing On My Own will be released this June. He has organized exhibitions and programs at the Brooklyn Museum, the Whitney Museum, The Kitchen, MoMA, and David Zwirner, among other venues. In 2021 he was awarded an Andy Warhol Foundation Art Writers Grant and was featured in Cultured magazine's Young Curators series. He was a 2018 Helena Rubinstein Curatorial Fellow at the Whitney Museum Independent Study Program and is currently in the PhD program in History of Art at Yale University. He has two brothers, Nick and Duke, and loves the ocean.