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Barry Blinderman is a curator, writer, educator, and recording artist. From 1980 to ’87, he directed Semaphore Gallery and Semaphore East in Soho and the East Village [in New York], respectively, where he championed the work of Martin Wong, Nancy Dwyer, Duncan Hannah, Ellen Berkenblit, Robert Colescott, Lady Pink, Tseng Kwong Chi, and other artists emerging at that time. As director of University Galleries of Illinois State University from 1987 to 2018, he curated the first traveling U.S. museum exhibitions for David Wojnarowicz, Michelle Grabner, Walter Robinson, Duncan Hannah, Keith Haring, Jane Dickson, Tony Tasset, and many others. His interviews and essays on artists from Andy Warhol and Robert Longo to Steve Reich and Danica Phelps have been published internationally in museum catalogs, anthologies, and art magazines. Recordings and videos of his solo and collaborative music can be found on iTunes, YouTube, Spotify, and Soundcloud. Blinderman resides in Los Angeles, where he is writing a memoir entitled The Curator’s Tale.

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