GENTLERIDEVAN is the home of Andrea Grover, curator, artist, writer, etc.

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Industry Arts
Occupation Curator, artist, writer, etc.
Location Houston, Texas, United States
Introduction Andrea Grover is an independent curator, artist and writer. In 1998, she founded Aurora Picture Show, a now recognized center for filmic art, that began in Grover's living room as “the world’s most public home theater.” She curated the first exhibition exploring the phenomenon of crowdsourcing in art (PHANTOM CAPTAIN, apexart, New York, 2006), and, with artist Jon Rubin, organized an exhibit in which worldwide participants created a photo-sharing album of their imaginings on Tehran (NEVER BEEN TO TEHRAN, Parkinggallery, Tehran, Iran, 2008) She recently programmed an evening of films for Dia Art Foundation at The Hispanic Society of America, New York (LESSONS IN THE SKY, 2009); and has inaugurated a new semi-annual screening series, MENIL MOVIES, with The Menil Collection. Currently on view is 29 CHAINS TO THE MOON, an exhibition she curated for Carnegie Mellon University's Miller Gallery, which continues her research into cooperation and distributed thinking across disciplines. She has an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, a BFA from Syracuse University and was a Core Fellow in residence at The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.
Interests Aurora Picture Show, avant garde film, crowdsourcing, spacey tinkles, Futurists, Engrish items, houseboats, Buckminster Fuller, John Cage, wallpaper murals, crowdsourcing, art mobs, Reverend Billy & the Church of Stop Shopping, Found Magazine, Harrell Fletcher, nautical kitsch, Moon Tower Radio, Machine Project, apexart, The CLUI, Gordon Matta-Clark.