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New York’s Season 2 Jury Experts

Villa Albertine is proud to present the 4 cultural experts who took part in New York.

Clément Chéroux

Joel and Anne Ehrenkranz Chief Curator of Photography, The Metropolitan Museum of Modern Art, New York  

Clément Chéroux is the Joel and Anne Ehrenkranz Chief Curator of Photography at the Museum of Modern Art, New York. Prior to that he has hold positions at the Centre Pompidou and San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Chéroux is a photo-historian and holds a PhD in Art History. He has curated 30 exhibitions and published more than 40 books about photography and its history.

Nicole Krauss


Award-winning novelist, Nicole Krauss is the author of the international bestsellers Forest Dark and Great House. She was the first Writer-in-Residence at the Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Institute at Columbia University and was hailed by the New York Times as “one of America’s most important novelists and an international literary sensation”. To Be a Man, her first collection of short stories, was published in November 2020.


Nicole Merritt

Programming Director & Senior Curator, National Sawdust

Nicole Merritt is the Programming Director and Senior Curator at National Sawdust, a multidisciplinary cutting edge arts and music center in Brooklyn. Throughout her career Nicole has worked with artists, institutions, festivals, and communities to create impactful work. She has programmed stages at festivals (globalFEST, SXSW, Bonnaroo), planned multi day arts conferences around the world, led artist residency and commissioning programs, launched digital festivals, and more. 

Jake Perlin

Film Programmer, Distributor, Publisher

Jake Perlin is the founding Artistic Director of Metrograph, and previously a film curator at Film at Lincoln Center and BAM. Perlin is executive director of Cinema Conservancy, and president of The Film Desk and Film Desk Books. He has co-produced films by Matias Piñeiro, Laurie Anderson and Tony Stone.  Perlin is a Chevalier des Ordres des Arts et des Lettres, and received the Film Heritage award from the National Society of Film Critics, with Michelle Materre, for their program “Tell It Like It Is: Black Independents in New York 1968-1986”. 

Janet Wong 

Associate Artistic Director, New York Live Arts 

Janet leads the performance and humanities programming at New York Live Arts with Bill T. Jones. She has worked with the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company since 1996. Janet is also a projection designer, having designed most of the company’s multimedia works since 2006, and has collaborated with other artists such as Aaron Landsman, Daniel Bernard Roumain, and Heidi Latsky. 

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