Ginevra Shay is an artist and curator.

Select interviews: in Post Office Journal, LVL3, and MakeSpace

+ a recent review of A Big Toe Touches A Green Tomato: BmoreArt

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Two Person Exhibitions

A Big Toe Touches A Green Tomato, with Roxana Azar, Resort Gallery, Baltimore, MD, (2018)

We No Longer See It, with Dan Rizzo-Orr, LVL3 Gallery, Chicago, IL, (2016)

Impossible Eye, with Miranda Pfeiffer, curated by Max Guy, Rock512Devil, Baltimore, MD, (2014)

Group Exhibitions

TBA, Daverio, Italy, (2018)

TBA, JEST, Turin, Italy, (2018)

Washington Project For the Arts Auction, U-line Arena, Washington, DC, (2017)

Reference/Material, curated by Alex Ebstein, Towson University, Towson, MD, (2016)

A Tangential Survey, University of Maryland, College Park, MD, (2016)

Common Sense(s), curated by Juan Madrid and Carlos Loret de Mola, Center for Photography at Woodstock, Woodstock, NY, (2016)

Untitled Art Fair, Represented by Present Company, Miami, FL, (2015)

Positive Reinforcement, Gallery Four, Baltimore, MD, (2015)

Salon of 1808, organized by The Peggy, 609 N. Paca Street, Baltimore, MD, (2015)

Drawing Board, Ballroom Gallery, Baltimore, MD, (2015)

AESTHETIC POLITICS OF THE ARTIST RUN, Transmitter and Guest Spot, Baltimore, MD, (2015)

A Punch Bowl In A Dark Sink, Mallory Bloor, Baltimore, MD, (2015)

Sondheim Semi-Finalists Exhibition, Decker and Meyerhoff Galleries,
Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD, (2015)

Near Dark, Present Company, Brooklyn, NY, (2015)

Book Fair, Art Books / Book Arts Today, Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT, (2014)

(e)merge Art Fair, represented by Present Company, Capitol Skyline Hotel, Washington, DC, (2014)

Perfect Wasn't Bad, curated by Empty Stretch, Hell & Gone, Brooklyn, NY, (2014)

Macricrocosm, curated by Stewart Watson, Area 405, Baltimore, MD, (2014)

COL+LATE, curated by Trevor Powers, Flighing Object, Hadley, MA, (2014)

Petrellas, NADA Art Fair, NYC, NY, (2014)

The Collaborative Photobook: Selections from the Indie Photobook Library,
SPE Conference, Baltimore, MD, (2014)

Select 2014, Organized by Washington Project for the Arts, Juror Mera Rubel
Artisphere, Arlington, VA, (2014)

Select 2014 (Preview), presented by the WPA, hosted by Marianne Boesky, NY, NY (2014)

Photobook Show Malamö, Galleri Vasli Souza, Malmö, Sweden, (2014)

Petrella's Imports: Internet Protocol, Pulitzer Fountain, NYC, NY, (2013)

A Tail and Head with No Body, Terence Hannum and Gary Kachadorian,
Printed Matter Online, NYC, NY, (2013)

Petty Thieves, Organized by Empty Stretch and Furthermore,
Petworth Citizen, Washington DC, (2013)

Medium Cool, Prairie Production, Chicago, IL, (2013)

Looking Away, Curated by Geoff Delanoy, Gormley Gallery,
Notre Dame of Maryland University, Baltimore, MD, (2013)

These Are Young People, Curated by Aljaž Celaric and Eva Pavli
Seifert, Skrinja Gallery, Maribor, Slovenia, (2013)

Blonde Art Books Tour, Risograph Pop Up, Curated by Sonel Breslav,
Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, PA, (2013)

Transformer Art Auction, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington DC, (2013)

Selfie, Curated by Rod Malin, Guest Spot, Baltimore, MD, (2013)

Petrella's Imports, Bowery and Canal, NYC, NY, (2013)

Halftone, Curator Greg Jackson, Open Space Gallery, Bournemouth, UK, (2013)

Photobook Show E, John Hansard Gallery | Central, Southhampton, UK, (2013)

L.A. Art Book Fair, Represented by Arts and Sciences Projects,
The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA, LA, CA, (2013)



TBA, Rose Arcade, Queens, NY
TBA, Rose Arcade, Paris, FR
Spark, Light City, Baltimore, MD


Wash, Martha Tuttle, Max Guy, Merideth Hilbrand, Rose Arcade, AZ West, Joshua Tree, CA
The Ground, solo with Michael Jones McKean, The Contemporary, Baltimore, MD


Let The Sun Set On You, solo with Malcolm Peacock, Rose Arcade, Baltimore, MD
Occhio Pavone, Rose Arcade, Florence, Italy
Clam in the Wild, Rose Arcade, Baltimore, MD
Only When Its Dark Enough Can You See The Stars, solo with Abigail DeVille, The Contemporary, Baltimore, MD


Positive Reinforcement, co-curated with Jonathan Campolo and Greyory Blake, Gallery Four, Baltimore, MD
Error: Host Unknown, Maryland Film Festival, Baltimore, MD
A New Glass, co-curated with Roxanna Azar, Oranbeg, Online Exhibition
Bubble Over Green, solo commission Victoria Fu, The Contemporary, Baltimore, MD


Baltimore, Contemporary Cross Section, Silvermine, New Canaan, CT
Find No Two Suns, Sophia Belkin and Suzanna Zak, Current Space, Baltimore, MD


No Matter, John Zimmerman solo exhibit, Current Space, Baltimore, MD
Regarding Territory, Furthermore, Washington, DC
Good Light (2013), co-curated with Jules Hamann, Current Space, Baltimore, MD
Painted Woods, Ryan Syrell solo exhibit, Current Space, Baltimore, MD
Assembly Affect, Kyle Tata solo exhibit, Current Space, Baltimore, MD
INTO THE WOODS, Elle Perez solo exhibit, Current Space, Baltimore, MD


Good Light, Current Space, Baltimore, MD
NEW HISTORY, Guest Spot, Baltimore, MD
Everything That Rises Must Converge, co-curated with Carl Gunhouse,
950 Hart Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Everything That Rises Must Converge, co-curated with Carl Gunhouse,
Current Space, Baltimore, MD

Speaking Engagements

Moderator, "Moving Images beyond the Cinema", with Alan Resnick, Marnie Ellen Hertzler, Wickerham & Lomax, Lily Baldwin, and Jillian Mayer, Maryland Film Festival, Baltimore, MD, May 2017

Artist Talk, "Back to Work", Gormley Gallery, Notre Dame of Maryland University, Baltimore, MD, May 2017

Curatorial Talk, The Ground, The Contemporary, Baltimore, MD, Apr 2017

Workshop, "Dismantling Power and Passive Engagement", Public Commons 2017, American Philosophical Society, Philadelphia, PA, Mar 2017

Panelist, Artists as Museum Workers, Museum Committee of the College Art Association, New York, NY, Feb 2017

Artist Talk, University of Maryland, College Park, MD, Sep 2016

Artist Lecture, Towson University, Towson, MD, Sep 2016

Panelist, The Permeable Space: Socially Engaged Institutions, Open Engagement Conference, Oakland Museum of California, Oakland CA, April 2016

Artist/Curator Talk, Cara Ober's Professional Development Course, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD, Feb, 2016

Panelist, Peale Museum/Peale Center Public Forum, Former Peale Museum, Baltimore, MD, Feb, 2016

Moderator, 3D Printing + Access, with Dwyer Kilcollin, and Smithsonian Digitization Program Officers Adamn Metallo and Vince Rossi, The Contemporary, Baltimore, MD, May 2015

Moderator, Error: Host Unknown Panel, with Dina Kelberman, Wickerham & Lomax, and Amanda Horowitz,
Maryland Film Festival, Baltimore, MD, May 2015

Curatorial Talk, Bubble Over Green, The Contemporary, Baltimore, MD, March 2015

Presentation, On The Contemporary with Deana Haggag, Open Engagement Conference, Queens Museum, Queens NY, May 2014

Presentation, Society For Photographic Education National Conference, Baltimore, MD, March 2014

Organizer Talk, Good Light #2, Current Space, Baltimore, MD, Sep 2013

Presentation, THIRTY: 30 Creative Minds Under 30, Maryland Art Place, Baltimore, MD, May 2013

Artist Lecture, Open Space Print and Multiple Fair, D Center, Baltimore, MD, March 2013

Curatorial Talk, New History, Guest Spot, Baltimore, MD, Dec 2012

Organizer Talk, Good Light, Current Space, Baltimore, MD, Nov 2012


Maryland State Individual Artist Grant for Photography 2018
Sondheim Award Semi-Finalist 2014

Visiting Artist

Towson University

Rutgers University

Maryland Institue College of Art


A-I-R, Ardesia Projects, Daverio, Italy, 2018
Curatorial Practice, Yale University Art Gallery’s Department of Photography, Yale, New Haven, CT, 2017
A-Z West Residency, Joshua Tree, CA, 2017
(Finalist) Tate Curatorial Intensive, Tate Modern, London, UK, 2017
Gallery Four, Baltimore, MD 2015-2016
Y.ES Contemporary, El Salvador, 2015

Public Collections

Yale University Art Gallery Library, New Haven, CT
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
Rock Paper Sissors, Oakland, CA
International Center for Photography, New York, NY
Arts & Sciences PROJECTS, New York, NY
Parallel Art Space, in Queens, NY
950 Hart Gallery in Bushwick, NY 
Indie Photobook Library, Washington, DC 
Houston Center of Photography, Houston, TX
Bethel University Collection of Artist Books & Publications, St. Paul, MN
Little Brown Mushroom Books, St. Paul, MN
Open Space Library, Baltimore, MD
Memorial Library at 17 Cox, Beverly, MA 
Salford Zine Library, in Manchester, UK
Work Flow, Brighton, UK 
Booklet Library, Japan


Guest Lecturer, GhostFood Undergraduate course with The Contemporary, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, 2015
Founder + Instructor, Current Space Community Darkroom, Baltimore, MD, 2013-2015

Board Member

Baltimore Youth Arts, Baltimore, MD 2015 - Current
Bromo Arts District, Baltimore, MD 2015 - 2017