Villa Albertine is proud to present the four cultural experts who took part in the New Orleans jury for Season 2.
Founding Director and Chief Curator, Rivers Institute for Contemporary Art & Thought
Andrea Andersson serves as Founding Director and Chief Curator of Rivers Institute for Contemporary Art & Thought where she has organized exhibitions including Sanford Biggers: Codeswitch, Yto Barrada: Ways to Baffle the Wind, and Troy-Montes-Michie: Rock of Eye. She collaboratively oversees the Amistad-Rivers Research Residency in New Orleans, and the publications, exhibitions, and time-based programming, which evolve from that study and circulate across North America.
Frederick “Wood” Delahoussaye
Chief Creative Officer of the Ashé Cultural Arts Center & Lead Artist for Junebug Productions
Frederick “Wood” Delahoussaye, a multi-hyphenate artist and culture-bearer, serves as Chief Creative Officer of the Ashé Cultural Arts Center, as well as Lead Artist for Junebug Productions’ community-based, storytelling performance series Homecoming Project. “Wood” is an award winning author, poet and producer, and a recipient of the Asante Foundation’s Cultural Ambassador Award for Performance Art, National Performance Network Mentorship and Leadership award, Archdiocese of New Orleans’ Servant Leader Award, a Puentes Public Leader Fellow, Mellon Foundation Community Engagement Fellow, Junebug Productions John O’Neal Cultural Fellow and is a member of the National Advisory Board for Imagining America.
Executive Director, Acadiana Center for the Arts
Samuel Oliver is a nonprofit executive with extensive experience in arts administration for museums, performing arts centers, and cultural development agencies. Oliver has served as the executive director of the Acadiana Center for the Arts since 2018. Prior to joining the AcA, Oliver served as the assistant director of the Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans, and as an arts officer for the City of Edinburgh Council, UK, office of cultural development.
James H. Clark Executive Director, New Orleans Center for the Gulf South at Tulane University
Rebecca Snedeker is the James H. Clark Executive Director of the New Orleans Center for the Gulf South at Tulane University, where she designs and supports research and educational experiences that explore the relationship of agency and place in collective destiny. Her body of creative non-fiction work includes several feature documentary films and Unfathomable City: A New Orleans Atlas.