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Elizabeth Spavento
February 2024

Elizabeth Spavento is a curator and artist living in Bakersfield, CA and Buffalo, NY. Together with Jared Haug and Meg Hahn, Spavento started a collective called Border Patrol that examines the relationship between contemporary art and corporate aesthetics.

Border Patrol has staged exhibitions and events in a former dentist’s office, a burrito shop, a shopping mall, and a cemetery. Spavento is a 2023-24 Creative Corps Fellow with 18th Street Arts Center and the California Arts Council. She is a recipient of an Ellis-Beauregard Foundation Project Grant; and Alliance for California Traditional Arts Living Cultures Grant; and has been awarded residencies with Iris Project (Los Angeles, CA); ACRE (Steuben, WI); and the Centre for the Study of Substructured Loss (London, England).

Spavento has lectured on curatorial practice and artist-centered systems at institutions such as Alfred State University, the Maine College of Art, the Portland Museum of Art, and Henry Art Gallery. She has been a juror and panelist for the Brink Award, Creative Time, and Charlotte Street Foundation, among others.

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