dispatch shop!

Dispatch is a New York-based curatorial partnership between Howie Chen and Gabrielle Giattino established in 2007.

Dispatch offers a model for curatorial production: an office for receiving and originating exhibitions, projects, and concepts treated as time-sensitive transmissions. Responding to a curatorial field that is increasingly preoccupied with institutional self-administration and formalized bureaucracies, the activities of Dispatch reflect the independent ability to mobilize with tactical urgency, editorial decisiveness, and critical rigor. The office, however manifested (virtual or as ad hoc physical locations functioning as base for operations or temporary relay posts), will in its production act as a flexible international conduit and local reception site.

Chen and Giattino have collaborated on exhibitions and projects presented at the Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, Whitney Museum of American Art at Altria, and the Swiss Institute. Giattino was formerly a Curator at the Swiss Institute, New York, and Chen was Senior Curatorial Coordinator at the Whitney Museum of American Art.

Special thanks to our collaborators and helpers - Shannon Lumpkin, Hanne Mugaas and Megan Plunkett

DISPATCH does not review unsolicited proposals at this time.