Andrea Grover is an American curator and writer. She founded the Aurora Picture Show film center in her front room in 1998. Grover graduated from Syracuse University and has an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, she moved to Houston, Texas in 1995. She was a Core Fellow in residence at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston from 1995-1997. In 2010, she received an Andy Warhol Foundation Curatorial Fellowship, at the STUDIO for Creative Inquiry and Miller Gallery at Carnegie Mellon University, to study artists working in science and engineering. In 2013, she was awarded a Center for Curatorial Leadership Fellowship. In 2011, she became Associate Curator of the Parrish Art Museum, Southampton, NY. At the Parrish, Grover initiated the ongoing exhibition series and the offsite nomadic exhibition program, Parrish Road Show. In 2015, the Century Arts Foundation underwrote a multi-year named position, Curator of Special Projects, for Grover. On July 14, 2016 it was announced that she will be taking over as executive director of Guild Hall of East Hampton, effective September 1, 2016.
In 1997 Grover purchased an old church in Sunset Heights, converting the rear into living accommodation. In 1998, Grover founded Aurora Picture Show, a non-profit organization that screens non-commercial films, in the church building, its first showing attracted a standing-room only crowd of 100. The "microcinema," as it is described, is now located near Kirby in Texas. According to the website, "Aurora has hosted over 400 visiting artists and presented over 4000 films and videos" including the U. premieres of Isaac Julien's "True North" in 2007, Laurie Anderson's film, "Hidden Inside Mountains". Grover is known as a supporter for crowdsourcing in art. In an interview with Leah DeVun for Wired Magazine, Grover explains that her interest in crowdsourcing formed out of her "fondness" for "early video collectives like Top Value Television and Raindance." Her interest in creating "non-commodity-based artwork" led her to crowdsourcing. In another interview, Grover claims that crowdsourcing is growing because "we're experiencing a moment in time where technology is allowing for people to cooperate in large numbers on all sorts of things."
In 2007 Grover stated that the original term for "crowd sourcing" was "relational art." While it would seem that crowdsourcing is a new phenomenon, Grover claims, only "a new term to describe something that existed before the term was in common use." In the interview for Wired, Grover explained that crowdsourcing eliminates a financial barrier that prohibits most people from participating in art, as "Internet real estate is free." Grover finds that the primary appeal of crowdsourcing is the satisfaction, obtained through working with a community. In Fall 2007, Grover offered a class at the University of Houston, called Participation Art; the course presented a history of participation art since the 1960s, while allowing students to create crowdsourced art. Radical Seafaring: In 2016, Grover curated the first exhibition exploring "offshore art," artworks that are sited on the water or preceded by a journey by water. Radical Seafaring at the Parrish Art Museum included the work of 25 artists from five countries and won the Emily Hall Tremaine Exhibition Award.
Phantom Captain: In 2006, Grover curated the first exhibition that explored crowdsourcing in art. Located in the Apexart gallery in New York, "Phantom Captain" showcased the work of 10-10,000 artists, from around the world, who collaborated through websites such as Learning to Love You More; this exhibit allowed viewers to contrast individual efforts within the group projects. Grover chose the term "Phantom Captain" from a Buckminster Fuller book, which describes a collective consciousness that connects people. Txt Me L8r: Co-curated by Aurora Picture Show and the Houston Center for Photography, "Txt Me L8r" showcased photography assignments completed with cell phone cameras; the participants received text messages with the assignments, the results were exhibited in the Houston Center for Photography. Txt Me L8r attempted to "explore the potential for distributed creativity through the use of cell phone technology." Never Been to Tehran: Grover organized "Never Been to Tehran" with artist Jon Rubin.
In 2008, this exhibit traveled through galleries in Iran, New Zealand, the United States, other countries. It featured the contributions of individuals through a photo-sharing album of their perspectives on Tehran; the exhibit featured twenty international artists. However, the photographs were not located in Tehran, the participants photographed places in which they thought looked like Tehran; the purpose of this exhibition, according to Jon Rubin, was "essentially for moments of empathy, as governments and media outlets are constructing a simple and distancing image of Iran, this empathy becomes a radical act." Grover claimed that the basic concept of the exhibition was to "do a show about never meeting." Lessons in the Sky: Described as "A Filmic Tribute to Audubon," "Lessons in the Sky" was a screening which took place at the Audubon Terrace at The Hispanic Society of America. It showcased the "universal pastime of bird watching", featured a series of short films, from documentary to experimental, dedicated to birds.
Grover programmed this films for the Dia Art Foundation at the Hispanic Society of America in New York. Menil Movies: Grover inaugurated the Menil Movies, a semi-annual screening series with The Menil Collection. Grover explains that "It turns out that I've been stalking The Menil Collection for so long that they've gotten used to me, even
Jakob Kjeldbjerg Jensen is a Danish television host and former professional footballer who played as a central defender. Kjeldbjerg won 14 caps and scored one goal for the Danish national team, represented Denmark at the 1992 Summer Olympics. Kjeldbjerg started playing football lower-league clubs Holstebro BK and Viborg FF, before moving to Danish top-flight team Silkeborg IF. In August 1993, he moved abroad in England, he was bought by Chelsea in the FA Premier League, in a transfer deal worth £485,000. Eighty years after Nils Middelboe made his Chelsea debut in 1913, Kjeldbjerg became the second Dane to play for the club, he stayed with Chelsea for four years, featured in the side which lost to Manchester United in the 1994 FA Cup final. In a game against Millwall in February 1995, Kjeldbjerg dislocated his shoulder, the first incident in a long list of injuries, he injured a ligament in his left knee, was unable to recover. He ended his professional football career in 1997, only 28 years old.
He was selected team captain for the Danish under-21 national team which competed at the 1992 Summer Olympics, won the 1992 Danish under-21 Player of the Year award. He made his national team debut in November 1992, scored his only national team goal in a 2–2 draw with the United States in January 1993, he played in the 1993 Artemio Franchi Trophy game against Argentina, where he was praised for his effective marking of Argentinian playmaker Maradona. In May 1998, he began hosting football matches from the Danish Superliga and UEFA Champions League, for the Danish television channel TV3. In 2002, he became the host in TV3's Danish version of the Survivor-concept reality show: Robinson Ekspeditionen. In August 2007, he became the new host for a popular football TV magazine. In 2003, Kjeldbjerg hosted the Danish version of Gladiatorerne. In 2012 and 2013 Kjeldbjerg hosted the realityshow Divaer i Junglen, where participants from other reality shows participate in the South-American jungle. Danish national team profile Soccerbase career statistics