James Beard Award-winner, Chef Barbara Lynch is regarded as one of Boston's-and the country's-leading chefs and restaurateurs.
In 1998, Barbara opened No. 9 Park. The restaurant immediately received rave reviews from publications around the country and was named one of the "Top 25 New Restaurants in America" by Bon Appétit and "Best New Restaurant" by Food & Wine.
In 2003 she opened B&G Oysters, and The Butcher Shop, a wine bar and full-service butcher shop. Her restaurant, Menton, has received numerous accolades since opening in 2010, including being named one of both Bon Appétit and Esquire magazine's best new restaurants in 2010, AAA's Five Diamond Award and Forbes Travel Guide's Five-Star Award.
Barbara is currently the only female in the United States to hold the distinguished title of Grand Chef Relais & Châteaux. In 2003, and the James Beard Foundation named her "Best Chef Northeast".
The Barbara Lynch Foundation is a charitable organization dedicated to helping Boston's communities create healthy and inspired futures for its youth by providing leadership and support to build life skills, to improve access to nutritious foods, and to empower families.
A private chef for the past 14 years, Carlin Greenstein has enjoyed creating healthy, seasonally -inspired menus for east and west coast clients and their families including George Lucas, Harvey Weinstein, Vincent D'Onofrio, and Marisa Tomei. She currently is working at The Yin Ova Center, as a culinary wellness coach, helping individuals and families create a diet and lifestyle that keeps them healthy and happy.
Carlin received her master's degree in Food Studies from New York University. She has worked as a pastry chef at Greens Restaurant in San Francisco, a food stylist for the Food Network and a culinary consultant developing a line of healthy snacks for kids. Carlin's most recent entrepreneurial adventure, Chew on This (www.chewonthis.org
), is a project dedicated to educating the public to shop and eat locally. She recently created the New York Local Food Wheel as well as the 40 Culinary Herb Wheel, two culinary tools designed to help the home cook. The Carlin has consulted to create health supportive culinary programs at both GMHC and Friend House at Rose Hill and teaches cooking classes throughout New York City at such locations as Whole Foods Bowery Culinary Center and The Institute for Culinary Education. She was recently awarded a fellowships as a visiting chef with The Rome Sustainable Food Project at the American Academy in Rome, Italy for the fall of 2012.
2011 CCMHT artist-in-residence Josephine Wiggs, is a bassist, composer and founding member of the seminal band, The Breeders. She also collaborated with Vivian Trimble (Luscious Jackson) to make the album Dusty Trails (which includes a song written for and sung by Emmylou Harris), and music for the film Happy Accidents by Brad Anderson. Recent work includes the soundtrack for a short film by internationally acclaimed choreographers chameckilerner, commissioned by Performa09, which premiered at SFMOMA. She composed and performed the soundtrack for Built on Narrow Land, Malachi Connolly's documentary about the Modern houses in Wellfleet. Josephine is currently on a world tour with The Breeders.
Kenneth Frampton Kenneth Frampton is an architect, critic, historian and the Ware Professor of Architecture at the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation at Columbia University, New York. Frampton is well known for his writing on twentieth century architecture. His books include Modern Architecture: A Critical History and Studies in Tectonic Culture. Frampton achieved great prominence in architectural education with his essay "Towards a Critical Regionalism" (1983) Also, Frampton's essay was included in a book The Anti-Aesthetic. Essays on Postmodern Culture. He was also a CCMHT scholar in residence in 2011.
Silvia Kolbowski is an artist based in New York whose scope of address includes questions of historicization, political resistance, the unconscious, and sexuality. "A Few Howls Again?" - a video commissioned by the 2010 Taipei Biennial - reanimates the German militant Ulrike Meinhof to ask questions about contemporary state violence. Her video "After Hiroshima Mon Amour" (2004-2008) was shown in three one-person exhibitions (LAX<>Art, Los Angeles, 2008; Ellen Gallery, Concordia University, 2009; The Museum of Modern Art, Ljubljana, 2009), and screened in many cities around the world. Her 1998-1999 project "an inadequate history of conceptual art" was included in the Whitney Biennial (1999), and in many other venues. Kolbowski is on the advisory board of October journal, where she was a co-editor between 1993 and 2000. She has taught at The Whitney Museum Independent Study Program, the CCC program of the Ecole Superieure d'Art Visuel, Geneva, the Architecture Department of Parsons The New School for Design, NY, and the School of Art at The Cooper Union. Kolbowski has lectured widely, and her writings have been included in Artforum, Texte zur Kunst, Documents, Parachute, and October. During the 1990s she collaborated on projects with architects such as Smith-Miller + Hawkinson and Peter Eisenman Architects.
Philippe Vergne joined Dia Art Foundation as its director in June 2008. Working to advance Dia's mission of supporting and preserving the vision of artists, Mr. Vergne oversees programs and operations at Dia:Beacon, Riggio Galleries, in New York's Hudson Valley and Dia's long-term sites in Manhattan, Long Island, and the American West. He is also spearheading Dia's plan to expand its presence on West 22nd Street in New York City. Mr. Vergne additionally serves as an ex-officio member of Dia's board of trustees and is a member of the board of the Andy Warhol Museum, which Dia helped found in 1994. Prior to joining Dia, Mr. Vergne was deputy director and chief curator at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis (1997-2008). Over the course of his career, he has organized more than 25 international exhibitions, including the 2006 Whitney Biennial (co-curated with Chrissie Iles) and Kara Walker: My Complement, My Enemy, My Oppressor, My Love, which premiered at the Walker and won the 2008 award for the Best Monographic Museum Show Nationally from the International Association of Art Critics In 2004, he was awarded the prestigious medal of Chevalier of the Order of Arts and Letters in recognition of his professional achievements in the fields of art and literature.
Sylvia Chivaratanond is the Suzanne Deal Booth Adjunct Curator of American Art for the Centre Pompidou Foundation. She studied Art History at the University of California at Los Angeles before completing her M.A. in Cultural Studies and Cultural Anthropology from the University of Leicester in Leicester, England. Based in New York City, Chivaratanond has over fifteen years of museum experience and has held curatorial positions at the Walker Art Center, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, Tate Gallery in London and the 50th Venice Biennale (2003). She has worked on numerous exhibitions and publications with contemporary artists including Matthew Barney, James Lee Byars, Chuck Close, Bruce Conner, Robert Gober, Dan Graham, Matthew Day Jackson, Isaac Julien, Christian Marclay, Cady Noland, Yoko Ono, Catherine Opie, Ed Ruscha, and Sturtevant.