Candace Borders is a PhD Candidate in American Studies and African American Studies at Yale University. She received her BA in American Culture Studies at Washington University in St. Louis in 2017. Her dissertation work engages interdisciplinary methods to study the intersections of race, gender, and public housing in St. Louis, Missouri. Candace has worked in museum education at the Yale University Art Gallery and the Contemporary Art Museum in St. Louis. In her spare time, she practices and teaches yoga.
Project: Candace will help to prepare for the 10th Great Rivers Biennial exhibition, which will be on view from September 9, 2022, through February 12, 2023. The fellow will be assigned tasks relating to exhibition research, interpretation, object-related care, and museum registration, exhibition design, and program planning and conduct outreach to thirty Great Rivers Biennial artists and alumni as well as past jurors, and participate in the planning of a 10th edition GRB alumni program to take place at the Museum in Fall 2022.