Contemporary Art Curator, ASU Institute for Humanities Research
Kev Nemelka is an art history Master’s candidate at Arizona State University researching sustainable art practice under the direction of Dr. Meredith Hoy. He is the contemporary art curator for the ASU Institute for Humanities Research, as well as Windgate Curatorial Assistant to Senior Curator and Assistant Director Heather Lineberry and contemporary curator Julio Morales of the ASU Art Museum. Last year, Kev spoke about affect, reason, and ecological aesthetics at Balance-Unbalance 2015: An International Conference on Water, Climate, and Place, and this spring he organized an interdisciplinary symposium entitled R(ECO)NNECT: Bridging Art and Sustainability in his capacity as President of the ASU Council of Graduate Art Historians. Other recent affiliations include Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, The Hunt Museum in Ireland, Smithsonian Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, and Phoenix Institute of Contemporary Art. Kev plans to pursue a Ph.D. next year and continue his work in art museums and academia.