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Stephanie Sherman



PhD completed Fall 2022

Stephanie Sherman has worked for over a decade founding, directing, and curating projects
that story everyday and extraordinary places, infrastructures, and possible worlds. Her projects repurpose old and new media to organize regenerative systems, often transforming sites and scenarios of consumption into platforms for creative co-production and communication. Stephanie’s public projects include the founding of Elsewhere--a living museum and residency program set within a former thrift store in downtown Greensboro, NC, the co-curation of Kulturpark--a public investigation of an abandoned amusement park in east Berlin, and the founding of Provisions Library Research Residency program--which assembles creative practitioners in the Washington DC for social-change research. Currently a PhD student in UCSD’s Art Practice program, Stephanie works at the intersection of art history and media studies, applying theories of material culture, urban design, ficto-criticism, and situated practice to account for the narratological and social dimensions public time and place. Her projects have been supported by the NEA, the Andy Warhol Foundation, the Open Society Institute, the Kresge Foundation, and presented with the Headlands Center for the Arts, the NC Museum of Art, Flux Project Festival, Atlanta, and the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities. Stephanie was born in New Orleans, LA, holds a BA from UPenn in English (20th C Culture) and an MA from Duke in Literature (Critical Theory). She currently calls San Diego and London home. She believes there is an art to everything.