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Abigail Satinsky organizes exhibitions and is the head of public programs at Tufts University Art Galleries as well as the Program Director for the Collective Futures Fund, which supports artist-run projects in Greater Boston. She 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 and cofounding Common Field, a national advocacy organization for artist-run culture. She was 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 and received the 2016 Art Journal Prize from College Art Association for distinguished writing. Her 2022 exhibition at Tufts University Art Galleries, Art for the Future: Artists Call and Central American Solidarities, co-curated with Erina Duganne, received support from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts and the Institute for Studies on Latin American Art (ISLAA), with a co-published full catalogue with Inventory Press and designed by IN-FO.CO.