Annalise Flynn-Taylor is the Director of Exhibitions for ART WORKS Projects for Human Rights. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism with a minor in Art History and a master’s degree from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) in Art History, Theory, and Criticism. She also served as a Graduate Fellow for SAIC’s new Institute for Curatorial Research & Practice. Her work has focused on the intersection of art making, social justice, and community impact, and she is committed to enhancing audience engagement for social change. Her museum and curatorial experience includes the Roger Brown Study Collection, the Brooks Museum of Art, and the Project Room Gallery. Prior to attending SAIC, she was based in Argentina, where she led communications for TasterLab, an international tech startup.
Joseline is a freshman at Cristo Rey Jesuit High School in Chicago’s Pilsen neighborhood. Her internship at AWP is through Cristo Rey’s Corporate Work Study Program. Through this program, students work a full-time job one day a week to make a difference in their local community. The money earned in these positions helps students pay their tuition. Human rights interest Joseline as she finds respecting the rights of individuals to be very important. Joseline is planning on being a Cardiovascular surgeon or a Forensic Pathologist.
Special thanks to GCM Grosvenor for supporting the Cristo Rey Corporate Work Study Program at AWP.
Michen Dewey is in her final year of undergraduate education at Loyola University Chicago, and will be graduating in the spring of 2018 with a B.A. in journalism and photography. She has a strong passion for helping people and informing the public, which she puts to use as managing editor of Loyola’s newspaper, The PHOENIX. She’s covered topics including sexual misconduct, environmental conservation and gender equality. She hopes to use her dedication to the visual aspect of journalism to begin a career in photojournalism.
Hanako is in her senior year at Loyola University Chicago, where she studies journalism and photography. She will graduate in May of 2018 with a B.A. in journalism. She currently serves as photo editor of the PHOENIX, Loyola’s student-run paper, and hopes to take her passion for the visual arts and human rights issues and embark on a journey – others may call it a career – that exposes her to different experiences and strengthens the global community.
Jenifer is a senior at Loyola University Chicago and will be graduating in the Spring with a B.A in Film and Digital Media. After studying abroad in Rome and being involved with organizations that serve refugees, Jenifer plans to use this experience in her future work. She hopes to work in Communications and Media, and apply her knowledge of the refugee reality, but also advocate for immigrants in the United States. In the future, she hopes to become a director and make both narrative and documentary films.
Greg Doench is an architect and exhibition designer who has worked internationally on a range of cultural, commercial, and institutional buildings. As a principle in the national architectural design studio LARC, Greg brings years of international project experience as well as a background in large buildings and small scale furniture and fabrication. He provides the creative team with strong technical support in all of its installations. Greg’s experience in designing cultural centers also allows him to understand and account for the challenges and opportunities of the large international tours undertaken in each of ART WORKS Projects’ installations.
Maren Wickwire is a Berlin-based documentary director and producer. Maren’s documentaries and media work for nonprofits reflect her desire to see social change and justice. Her work has brought her to Holocaust survivors, Arab Christians in the Westbank, underserved women in Tajikistan, and ex-guerilla fighters in Huanuco, Peru. She uses documentary film as a tool to raise awareness and give a voice to the untold stories of injustice. Maren has a degree in Communication Design from the Folkwang University of the Arts in Germany. View samples of her work on her website and on Vimeo.