Jessamyn Fiore is a curator, writer, and artist currently based in Brooklyn, New York.
Jessamyn Fiore is a New York based curator and writer as well the co-director of the Estate of Gordon Matta-Clark. She is also the curator of the Jean-Paul Najar Foundation opening in Dubai, UAE, in November 2015.
After graduating from Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville NY, in 2002, Fiore moved to Ireland where she ran her own theatre company for three years. The final play SANDWICH that she wrote has been performed in Dublin, Ireland; Edinburgh, Scotland; London, England; Prague, Czech Republic; and New York City.
She was the Director of Thisisnotashop, a not for profit gallery space in Dublin, from 2007-2010. In addition to running the space, she has curated major Thisisnotashop exhibitions including Gordon Matta-Clark FOOD (December 2007), Fluxus with Larry Miller (May 2009), and two Thisisnotashop exhibitions for No Soul For Sale: A Festival of Independents held at X-Initiative in New York City (June 2009) and the TATE Modern in London (May 2010). She founded The Writing Workshop with Jessica Foley in Dublin in 2007, a collaborative forum for writers and artists who work with text. She received a Masters in contemporary art theory, practice, and philosophy from The National College of Art and Design, Dublin, in 2009.
Exhibitions curated include 112 Greene Street: The Early Years (1970–1974) at David Zwirner in New York (2011), which led to her editing the critically acclaimed, eponymous catalogue, published by David Zwirner and Radius Books (2012); a second exhibition for David Zwirner New York titled Gordon Matta-Clark: Above and Below (2013); two solo exhibitions by Clive Murphy at Kling & Bang Galleri in Reykjavik, Iceland (May 2013) and Magnan Metz Gallery, Chelsea, New York (February 2014). In February 2014 she curated The Balloon, a group exhibition at Rawson Projects, NYC, inspired by Donald Barthelme’s short story “The Balloon” including the work of six artists from New York, Iceland, and Ireland. Her original one-act play Blast from The Past, based on the writings of Robert Smithson and Gordon Matta-Clark, was published in 2014 by the Bureau for Open Culture. Recently, she curated II Machines: Clive Murphy & Trevor Tweeton at the Knockdown Center in Mespeth, Queens (May 2015) and was a partner at Rawson Projects gallery on the Lower East Side (Sep 2014- May 2015), organizing exhibitions by Nathaniel Mary Quinn and Lilja Birgisdottir among others.