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.
Mariana Weiss recently graduated from Loyola University Chicago in the Fall of 2018 with a B.A. in Global and International Studies and minors in Spanish and Peace Studies. Her passion for human rights has led her from being a board member on her university’s anti-human trafficking club all the way to attending a summer academic program in Colombia centered on peace-building and armed conflict resolution. Mariana also recently studied abroad in Buenos Aires, Argentina, participating in a program centered on social movements and human rights. During her time there she interned for Etcetera, a nonprofit art activist group focused on social justice and environmental issues such as neo-extractivism. As an intern at AWP, Mariana is very grateful and thrilled for the experience and hopes to be able to use all that she learns for her future aspirations!
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.