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Keri Putnam

KERI PUTNAM (2018-2024) is CEO of Sundance Institute, the nonprofit organization founded in 1981 to support, develop and amplify independent artists in film, media, and theater. Putnam oversees the annual Sundance Film Festival as well as the Institute’s extensive array of programs to support and present the work of storytelling artists around the world.  Under … Read More

Brinda Somaya

BRINDA SOMAYA (2017-2023)—is an internationally recognized Mumbai-based architect, planner, educator, preservationist, and community activist. Her outstanding reputation and influence on architectural education and practice in emerging countries is well established. She is the principal architect and managing director of Somaya and Kalappa Consultants (SNK), which offers innovative design, expertise and practical solutions, while keeping in … Read More

Wynton Marsalis

WYNTON MARSALIS (2015-2021)—is an internationally celebrated American musician, composer, bandleader, and educator, and artistic director and principal co-founder of Jazz at Lincoln Center (JALC), which has evolved as the preeminent site for jazz in the United States. Under Marsalis’s leadership, Jazz at Lincoln Center has become one of the world’s most acclaimed jazz performance spaces … Read More

Xu Bing

XU BING (2015-2021)—is a Chinese-born artist whose artistic and cultural interventions touch on the fields of public and ecological art, printmaking, new media installations, drawing and sculpture.  Professor Xu Bing resides both in the US (since 1990) and Beijing, where he served as Vice President of China’s Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA), Beijing, China, … Read More