Project Team & Advisors - Hidden Lives Illuminated
June 24, 2019
The individuals listed here with full bios are available for interview. Please contact Nicole Frankhouser at [email protected] to arrange.
Senior Vice President, Director of Interpretation at Eastern State Penitentiary; Hidden Lives Illuminated Project Lead
Sean Kelley has run all public programming at Eastern State Penitentiary since 1995, when he was hired as the organization’s first full-time employee. He produced the site’s award-winning audio tour in 2002, now heard by more than a million visitors. During his tenure he has curated more than 100 site-specific artist installations.
Sean also oversaw the development of Eastern State’s signature exhibit, Prisons Today: Questions in the Age of Mass Incarceration, which won the 2017 Excellence in Exhibitions award from the American Alliance of Museums (AAM). He visits active prisons and writes critically about museums and social justice issues.
Erika Tsuchiya-Bergere, Lead Teaching Artist
Erika Tsuchiya-Bergere is a Philadelphia-area-based artist and educator. Erika comes from a fine art and social science background with a Master of Arts in photography and a Bachelor of Arts in social anthropology from the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, United Kingdom. She currently teaches video production and new media at Rowan University in New Jersey. Erika’s work is strongly driven by social justice issues and community outreach. She is a lens-based artist and works with various projection formats including live, holographic, and spherical. Erika has many years of experience leading community arts projects and workshops through the Center for Emerging Visual Artists, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, and Hopeworks.
William Wallace III, Co-Teaching Artist
William Wallace III is an artist and educator based in West Philadelphia. His artistic and education practices center around issues of community health. Using data about why communities are unhealthy, William works to build solutions rather than simply highlight the immediate problems. Per William, in the context of the American criminal justice system, this means examining racial, economic, and legislative historical factors.
Robyn Buseman, Project Coordinator and Community Engagement
Robyn Buseman is a criminal justice professional with a lengthy career. She has worked as a juvenile probation officer. She has also served as director of a program for court adjudicated juveniles at St. Gabriel’s Hall that incorporated restorative justice principles. Robyn developed and directed the restorative justice program at Mural Arts Philadelphia for more than 10 years. She was responsible for numerous art-based projects throughout the city, as well as developing a reentry program for returning citizens. Robyn has earned bachelor's and master's degrees in criminal justice and is an adjunct professor at Temple University.
Matt Suib (Greenhouse Media)
Animation Technical Support, Screening Projection and Sound
Matt Suib has exhibited installations, video/sound works and photographs, internationally at venues including the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Kunst-Werke Institute for Contemporary Art (Berlin), and the 2007 Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art. His 2006 video installation “Purified By Fire” was recommissioned for public presentations in Paris, Toronto, Miami, and Chicago. Matt was awarded a 2015 Guggenheim Fellowship, 2011 Pew Fellowship in the Arts, and was a Pennsylvania Council on the Arts fellow in 2005.
As a founding partner of Greenhouse Media, Matt has helped develop, design and produce a variety of media-based artist/museum projects, exhibitions, public artworks and documentary videos for institutions including The National Constitution Center, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Pace Gallery (New York City), and many more.
Additional project team members and advisors are listed below. Not available for interview.
Filmmakers from Philadelphia’s Riverside Correctional Facility for Women
Filmmakers from the Pennsylvania State Correctional Institution at Chester (Ezra B., Louis B., David G., Justino G., Brian H., Joseph K., Braheem L., Jerome L., Lamar L., Michael L., Paul M., Donyea P., Qwasheam R., Alexander S., Clarence S., Joseph S., Marvin S., Robert T., Aaron W.)
Additional Project Team Members
Annie Anderson, Project Support, Eastern State Penitentiary
Lowell Boston, Animation Consultant and Guest Teaching Artist
Aaron Igler (Greenhouse Media), Animation Technical Support, Screening Projection and Sound Christina May, Storytelling Coach and Script Advisor
Damon McCool, Program Facilitator, Eastern State Penitentiary
Media in Neighborhoods Group (MING) Media – Jon Kauffman and El Sawyer, Documentary Filmmakers
Nicole Rodrigues, Guest Teaching Artist (Animation)
Stephen Schaffer, Guest Teaching Artist (Screenwriting)
Lauren Zalut, Community Engagement, Eastern State Penitentiary
Louis Massiah, Senior Project Advisor, Scribe Video Center
Jesse Krimes, Visual Artist, Co-Founder of Right of Return Fellowship
Additional Project Advisors
Penny Balkin Bach, Association for Public Art
Russell Craig, Visual Artist, Co-Founder of Right of Return Fellowship
John Pace, Inside-Out Prison Exchange Program
Patricia Way, Inside-Out Prison Exchange Program