Common Ground

Center For Book Arts & Living Archives

Featuring Shahar Kramer, Camilo Otero, Mindy Seu, Anthony Tino, and Megan N. Liberty


1 p.m. Eastern / 10 a.m. Pacific

Curators Shahar Kramer and Anthony Tino, artist Mindy Seu, and Artist Programs Manager at Center for Book Arts Camilo Otero join Rail Art Books Editor Megan N. Liberty for a conversation. We conclude with a poetry reading by Michael Cavuto.

In this talk

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Shahar Kramer

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Born in Jerusalem, Shahar Kramer is a social sculptor and curator. Kramer also works as the art editor for Granta Hebrew. Her work has been exhibited in various group shows, with a solo show at Cinematek, Tel Aviv. She was a guest speaker and exhibitor at the New Media Art Conference 2020, CICA Museum, Seoul, South Korea. Kramer often works with communities to build public spaces where culture and ideas can interchange to its advances. She is the co-founder and curator of The Empty Space — an artist-run space in Tel Aviv utilizing the empty spaces vacant stores left behind, offering artists to take over the space for periods of 1-14 days. Her works and writings have been featured in publications including Granta and Portfolio. She is the recipient of the MACAA Student Award.

Camilo Otero

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Artist Camilo Otero is the Artist Programs Manager at the Center for Book Arts in New York City. At CBA, he works closely with artists, curators, poets, and educators to offer a diverse program of exhibitions, public programs, and Artist Residency programs. Otero has been deeply involved with the artist book scene in Spain and Colombia for the last decade curating exhibitions, organizing artist residencies, and publishing artist books. He has an MFA in Contemporary Art History and Visual Culture by Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía and an MBA in Cultural Management by Universidad Complutense in Spain. In 2015, Otero co-founded Calipso Press—a small risograph printing studio and publishing label focused on artists’ books and publications based in Cali, Colombia.

Anthony Tino

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Born in 1989 in New York, Anthony Tino is a creative producer and curator based in London, England. Tino is the co-founder of platforms such as Endless Editions and Fully Booked, projects which have enabled the publishing and dissemination of books by international artists at all stages of their careers. From 2017 – 2019 Tino co-directed the Fully Booked Dubai Art Book Fair, which primarily focused on highlighting works from the Middle East, North Africa, and South Asia. Tino received his BFA in Printmaking from SUNY New Paltz in 2012, and is currently working towards earning his MA in Arts Administration and Cultural Policy at Goldsmiths, University of London.

Mindy Seu

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Designer and researcher Mindy Seu holds an M.Des with Distinction from Harvard’s Graduate School of Design with a focus in technology. As a fellow at the Harvard Law School’s Berkman Klein Center for the Internet & Society, she began the digital Cyberfeminism Index, which was later commissioned by Rhizome and presented at the New Museum. The printed publication Cyberfeminism Index is a 2021 recipient of the Graham Foundation Grant and will be published in Fall 2022. Seu has been a fellow at the Internet Archive, as well as a designer for 2×4’s Interactive Media team and the MoMA’s in-house design studio. Seu is currently an Assistant Professor at Rutgers Mason Gross School of the Arts and Critic at Yale School of Art.

Megan N. Liberty

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Arts writer, editor, and archivist Megan N. Liberty is the Art Books section editor at the Rail and co-founder of Book Art Review. Her writing appears regularly on Hyperallergic and in ArtReview, and has also been published in, Art in America, Frieze, NY Review of Books Daily, LA Review of Books, and elsewhere. She writes widely on artists’ books and publishing and teaches archiving workshops for artists. She is also a 2019-20 AICA/USA and Creative Capital/The Andy Warhol Foundation’s Arts Writing Workshop participant and serves as the project editor of the Roy Lichtenstein Catalogue Raisonné.

The Rail has a tradition of ending our conversations with a poetry reading, and we’re fortunate to have Michael Cavuto reading.

Michael Cavuto

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Poet Michael Cavuto is currently living in Durham, NC, having lived in New York City for the past six years. His first book, Country Poems, was published by Knife Fork Book (Toronto) in 2020, and he is a founding editor of the Slow Poetry in America Newsletter and auric press.

❤️ 🌈 We'd like to thank the The Terra Foundation for American Art for making these daily conversations possible, and for their support of our growing archive.