Caroline Woolard is an artist and organizer whose interdisciplinary work facilitates social imagination at the intersection of art, urbanism, and political economy. After co-founding and co-directing resource sharing networks OurGoods.org and TradeSchool.coop from 2008-2014, Woolard is now focused on her work with BFAMFAPhD.com to raise awareness about the impact of rent, debt, and precarity on culture and on the NYC Real Estate Investment Cooperative to create and support truly affordable commercial space for cultural resilience and economic justice in New York City. Recent BFAMFAPhD group exhibitions include: Crossing Brooklyn, The Brooklyn Museum, New York, NY; Maker Biennial, The Museum of Art and Design, New York, NY; and Artist as Social Agent, Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH. Caroline Woolard's work will be featured in Art21’s New York Close Up documentary series over the next three years.
Blair Murphy is a curator, writer, and cultural worker based in New York City. Before moving to New York, she spent seven years in Washington, DC working as an administrative jack-of-all-trades for various arts organizations, including Washington Project for the Arts, DC Arts Center, and Provisions Library. She was a 2014-2015 Helena Rubinstein Curatorial Fellow of the Whitney Independent Study Program and has curated exhibitions for venues in New York City and Washington, DC, including The Kitchen, Field Projects, Washington Project for the Arts, and DC Arts Center. She holds a BFA from Maryland Institute College of Art and an MA from Georgetown University. In her free time, she works a day job so she can pay her bills.
Susan Jahoda is an artist, educator, and organizer whose work includes video, photography, text, performance, installation and research based collaborative projects. Works have been produced for venues in London, Paris, Basel, New York, Seoul, and Moscow. Currently, Jahoda is a core member of BFAMFAPhD, and a co-founder of NYC To Be Determined and The Pedagogy Group, collectives of socially engaged artists and educators based in New York City. Her projects have received funding from the National Endowment for the Arts, The New York Foundation for the Arts, and The Trust for Mutual Understanding, NYC. Jahoda is currently a Professor of Art at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and resides in New York City.