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.
Cate Walters is the Manager of External Engagement for ART WORKS Projects for Human Rights. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Loyola University Chicago in international studies, with a minor in Gender Studies. Prior to her current role, Cate worked with Physicians for Human Rights in New York City and Spark MicroGrants in Uganda. She is passionate about grassroots change, human rights advocacy, and creative fundraising strategies. When she’s not at ART WORKS, you can find Cate with her nose in a book, scuba diving, or spending time with friends.
Anne Schroeter is the Outreach and Impact Producer for ART WORKS Projects. She has worked with various NGOs in analytical and legal positions on accountability for international crimes, including sexual and gender-based violence, committed in Syria and Iraq. She holds a bachelor’s in Political Science from the University of Potsdam (Germany) with a minor in Public Law and a LL.M. International Law from Glasgow University’s School of Law (United Kingdom). She works globally, but is based in Berlin.
David Astudillo is a summer intern for ART WORKS Projects where he assists with social media campaigns. David is a first-generation college student who is an undergraduate student at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) where he majors in Communication and minors in both professional writing and psychology. David’s main interests are in media and communication, and journalism. David enjoys reporting in the city of Chicago and hopes to work for a nonprofit organization in the future.
Beyla Mittal is an intern for ART WORKS Projects for Human Rights. She is studying for a bachelor’s degree in Political Science, with a minor in Spanish from DePaul University. Her work focuses on global refugee resettlement and forced migration, and she is committed to learning about and improving the United States refugee and asylum systems. When she is not advocating for human rights, you can find her playing with dogs and cats.
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.