Jesse Firestone

New York

Jesse Firestone


Jesse is a curator organizing exhibitions and programs around a range of topics including queer history and ecology. He received an MA from SVA's Curatorial Practice program. Jesse is currently Curatorial Assistant at Wave Hill, a 28-acre garden estate in The Bronx, and is involved in all aspects of producing outdoor concerts, an annual artist residency, and exhibitions.

Prior to joining Wave Hill, Jesse was the Open Call Assistant at The Shed and supported the development of 52 commissions by emerging artists across all disciplines. Jesse has also organized exhibitions and programs at, or in collaboration with, NARS Foundation, BRIC, Trestle Gallery, Pulitzer Art Foundation and Harvard University.

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This year at Prelude, we are trying out

chain curating!

Isaac Pool

Alessandra Gómez

Jesse Firestone

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Untitled Mood Lighting

Monday, 25 October 2021

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Untitled Mood Lighting

An exploration of limits of isolation and uninhibited joy, and the psychic consequences we face when we unmute the excesses that animate our will to thrive.


Isaac Pool, Miriam Gabriel, Alexa Grae, Nina Guevara, Sahar Sepahdari-Dalai


Segal Talk: Chain Curation Thread 3

Wednesday, 27 October 2021

12pm ET


Segal Talk: Chain Curation Thread 3

In conversation with New York based artists and curators that comprise the third chain in our chain curation programming this year.


Jay Wegman, Sibyl Kempson, Lumi Tan, Alex Tatarsky, Alessandra Gómez, Jesse Firestone, Isaac Pool

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