Ariel Gentalen is a trans art-laborer, educator, and organizer seeking to diversify narratives and create platforms for engaging critical dialogue among artists, artwork and audience.

They are currently working on Curating About Everything: a bi-weekly digital zine that includes extended writing, photos of dogs + plants, sneak previews of developing art projects, and curated recommendations for art, books, movies, fashion, tv, podcasts, and articles to send to your bff & say "this made me think of you."

They received their BA in Art History and Women’s Studies from California State University, Fullerton and their MA in Arts Education from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. They have also worked at the Third Coast International Audio Festival, the Art Institute of Chicago, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago Artists Coalition, and were most recently, the Residency & Public Programs Manager at the Hyde Park Art Center.

In their spare time they lace up their skates to play derby as K.D. Fang for the Windy City Rollers. They would love to talk to you about podcasts & baseball

Photo: A. Klass, 2019

Photo: A. Klass, 2019