Erin Sickler is the Director of Curatorial Programs at 601Artspace, New York, NY. Previously, she was Assistant Curator at the Queens Museum of Art, Queens, NY. Prior to that she was an itinerant producer of memoirs, installations, and organizing systems for artists; puppet shows; plays; protests; conferences; strawbale and Cobb constructions; and consciousness-raising experiments. She received her BA in Visual Art and Environmental Studies from Oberlin College (2001) and an interdisciplinary MA from NYU (2007). Her interests are chiefly divided into two main categories 1) working with artists who engage complexity in all mediums and 2) exploring intersections between the economy and art, especially the way that organizational funding structures affect artists’ work. To that end, she partners with the barter site by hosting Idea Parties to encourage collaboration and sustainability in support of ideas. She has organized numerous exhibitions, among these: the Queen’s Museum’s biennial Queens International 4 (2009) and Hanging Out at No Rio (2009), a project with nine artists in New York's Lower East Side. In 2010, she was awarded the Lori Ledis Emerging Curator Fellowship and was a Fellow at the Smithsonian Latino Center, Washington, D.C. She is the US Listings Editor for the Swiss art magazine Kunst Bulletin.