Featuring 10 different artists, Private Eye is a digital exhibition organized during the COVID-19 pandemic exploring “the modern duel of public and private information.” Examining the ways in which professional and social life moved suddenly and almost entirely online, the Young Curators asked artists to react to the shrinking gap between public and private information like photos, experiences, interactions, etc.

Featured Artists:
Chaz John • David Mills • Erik Sanchez • Jiayi Liang • Mason Dowling • Matthew Chase-Daniel • Mina Holtzman • René J. Palomares II • Rosalinda Pacheco • Sue Anne Rische

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Artist Interviews

To contextualize the work accepted into this exhibition, the Young Curators interviewed exhibiting artists via zoom.

Interview with Jiayi Liang

Interview with Rosalinda Pacheco

Read interview with Mason Dowling
Interviews with Matthew Chase-Daniel and Sue Anne Rische coming soon.


Young Curators in 2020-2021

Taking place during a global pandemic, the 2020-2021 cohort of Young Curators certainly had a number of challenges. Under usual circumstances, Young Curators would plan an exhibition in physical space by meeting, discussing, jurying artwork, and laying out the exhibition in-person.

However, despite the unique challenges of this past year, the Young Curators continued to meet remotely to develop an exhibition theme, create a call to entry, review artist submissions, interview artists, and design an entirely digital exhibition!

Some of Young Curators explore the different interests and styles that informed the curatorial process and resulting exhibition through audio interviews.

Meet the Young Curators

Young Curators Program

SITE Santa Fe’s Young Curators Program teaches high school students the curatorial side of the art experience, providing alternative ways for teens to connect with art while giving them a glimpse of possibilities within museum careers. Participants in the Young Curators program are empowered to make decisions about their exhibition’s theme, venue, selection of artworks, PR and marketing, fundraising, installation, and opening events. The Young Curators Program is a free weekly after-school program that also gives young artists the opportunity to present their work in a professional setting.

Any teens (7-12 grade) in the Santa Fe area who are interested in joining the Young Curators 2021-2022 program should consider applying here

Applications due Thurs, September 10, 2021.