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Abigail Satinsky organizes exhibitions & programs throughout the Tufts University Art Galleries and is based at SMFA at Tufts.

Before coming to SMFA, she curated and collaborated on numerous projects in public space, artist-run galleries, and non-profit organizations, including directing residency, exhibitions and granting programs at Threewalls in Chicago; producing Radio Silence, a radio project by Michael Rakowitz with Mural Arts Philadelphia; and cofounding Common Field, a national advocacy organization for artist-run culture. As part of the artist research group InCUBATE, she has exhibited nationally with Creative Time, Eyebeam Center for Art & Technology, and the Smart Museum of Art in Chicago, amongst other places, and founded Sunday Soup, a micro-granting project which initiated 65 chapters internationally.  She is editor of the book Support Networks (School of the Art Institute of Chicago/University of Chicago Press, 2014), which chronicles socially engaged art in Chicago over the last one hundred years, and Phonebook (Threewalls, 2011 and 2015), a resource guide on artist-run culture across the United States. She was a correspondent on Bad at Sports podcast, has written for beloved defunct publications Temporary Art Review, Journal of Aesthetics and Protest, Proximity Magazine and AREA Chicago, and received the 2016 Art Journal Prize from College Art Association for distinguished writing. Her 2021 exhibition (co-curated with Erina Duganne) at Tufts University Art Galleries, Art for the FutureArtists Call and Central American Solidarity in the 1980s, received support from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.