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Amy Sadao
Born
EducationB.F.A., Cooper Union School of Art, 1995
M.A., Comparative Ethnic Studies University of California, Berkeley, 2000

Amy Sadao is a contemporary art writer, juror, and lecturer, and the Daniel W. Dietrich, II Director of the Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia (ICA).[1] She oversaw the ICA's fiftieth anniversary as well as exhibitions of Nicole Eisenman, Ruanne Abbas, Jayson Musson, Alex Da Corte, Barbara Kasten, among others.[2] Sadao was executive director of Visual AIDS in New York City prior to her appointment to the ICA directorship.[3] She has been known to engage diverse communities and to center art around the contemporary social and political issues across the globe.[4]

Biography[edit | edit source]

Sadao grew up in Huntington Beach, California.[5] She received her BFA from the Cooper Union School of Art in 1995 and an MA in comparative ethnic studies from the University of California, Berkeley in 2000.[2] Around 2010, Sadao began dating writer, Thomas Devaney who taught at Swarthmore College.[6] She currently lives in the Rittenhouse neighborhood.[7]

Career[edit | edit source]

Sadao began her career in museums as a curatorial intern at the Whitney Museum of American Art.[2] At the Whitney museum, she worked with curator, Thelma Golden.[5]

Sadao was the Executive Director of Visual AIDS in New York City for ten years, from 2002 through 2012.[6] During her time at Visual AIDS, she increased outreach and expanded available resources surrounding HIV/AIDS to encourage discussion and support of HIV+ artists. In June of 2012, she became the Director of the Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA).[8]

University of Pennsylvania President Amy Gutmann and Provost Vincent Price announced her appointment to a directorship named for Daniel W. Dietrich, II, honoring his substantial financial gift in 2005. In 2015, he also gave a US$ 10 million endowment to the university[9] in support of its curatorial program and to help bring artists to Philadelphia.[10] Describing her as "a leader of unparalleled energy and vision", Gutmann commented, "She has an especially strong commitment to forging collaborations across a wide range of diverse communities and placing art at the center of dialogue about the most significant intellectual, political, and social issues of the contemporary world."[1] Price said, "I have been particularly impressed by her understanding of the role of art in a research university – and in catalyzing intellectual and interdisciplinary inquiry in general – as well as by the knowledge she brings of Penn and Philadelphia."[1]

She was elected to the board of the Pennsylvania Humanities Council in 2015.[11]

Awards[edit | edit source]

  • 2014: ArtTable New Leadership Awards[12]


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References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 McWilliams, Julie (21 June 2012). "Amy Sadao Appointed Dietrich Director of the Institute of Contemporary Art at Penn". Penn News. Retrieved 2018-03-14.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 MacAllister, Bonnie (30 July 2012). "After Decade at NYC's Visual AIDS, Sadao Chooses Philly's ICA". Philadelphia - Flying Kite Media. Retrieved 2018-03-13.
  3. "Amy Sadao". The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage. 2016-11-30. Retrieved 2018-03-14.
  4. "Amy Sadao Named Director of the Institute of Contemporary Art at the University of Pennsylvania". ArtForum. 21 June 2012. Retrieved 2018-03-14.
  5. 5.0 5.1 Timpane, John (30 October 2012). "Tasty ICA Art Snacks". The Philadelphia Inquirer. Retrieved 2018-03-14 – via Newspapers.com.
  6. 6.0 6.1 Rochester, Katherine (26 September 2012). "Director's Take". Philadelphia Weekly. Retrieved 14 March 2018 – via HighBeam Research. (Subscription required (help)). Cite uses deprecated parameter |subscription= (help)
  7. Lamanna, Marina (2017-04-01). "Connoisseur: Amy Sadao". Philadelphia Magazine. Retrieved 2018-03-14.
  8. Timpane, John (30 October 2012). "Tasty Art Snacks". The Philadelphia Inquirer. Retrieved 2018-03-14 – via Newspapers.com.
  9. Ghorashi, Hannah (2015-04-30). "ICA Receives $10 M. Gift From Daniel W. Dietrich II, Doubling Its Endowment". ARTnews. Retrieved 2018-03-14. Dietrich has been a longtime supporter of the museum, and led a capital campaign in 2005 by endowing the Daniel W. Dietrich II position now occupied by Sadao.
  10. Salisbury, Stephen (30 April 2015). "ICA Receives $10 Million Gift". The Philadelphia Inquirer. Retrieved 2018-03-14 – via Newspapers.com.
  11. "The Pennsylvania Humanities Council". The Philadelphia Inquirer. 14 December 2015. Retrieved 2018-03-14 – via Newspapers.com.
  12. Cook, Christina (8 May 2014). "ICA's Sadao honored for leadership in visual arts". Penn Current. Retrieved 2018-03-14.

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