PRELUDE PROJECTS INTRODUCES EMERGING ARTISTS ENTERING THE CONTEMPORARY CONVERSATION AND THOSE WHO HAVE INCREASINGLY PRONOUNCED VOICES IN IT.
Funding is sourced to facilitate exhibitions, commissioned works and artist residencies, to encourage new and necessary ideas to further the conversations in the visual and performing art disciplines.
Prelude Projects’ programming is sponsored by Fractured Atlas, a non-profit arts service organization. Contributions for the charitable purposes of The Prelude Projects Fund must be made payable to “Fractured Atlas” only and are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.
112 WATERBURY ST. BROOKLYN, NEW YORK 11206
FOUNDER + DIRECTOR :: JENNIFER CARVALHO
Carvalho’s aesthetic education began at the School of American Ballet in New York, where she trained in a strict discipline of line and form, in a concentrated, cross-pollinated environment of works and ideas by prominent post-war and contemporary artists and contributors.
After transitioning from the performing to visual arts, she worked at the Whitney Museum of American Art, MoMA PS1, and Christie’s before founding an artist space in Amsterdam, that she ran for three years. In 2017, Carvalho founded Prelude Projects + The Prelude Projects Fund in New York, which facilitates new and necessary ideas between the visual and performing art disciplines, by way of commissioned works, special projects and artist residencies. In 2019, she partnered with sculptor Se Yoon Park to open a new gallery Carvalho Park.
Carvalho holds a Masters in Modern and Contemporary Art from Christie's. She has served on the Young Patrons fundraising auxiliary boards of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco (de Young Museum + the Legion of Honor) and the Museum of Art and Design in New York.
Her singular point-of-view when curating exhibitions is informed by the aesthetics and atmosphere of her classical foundation. Through Prelude Projects, Carvalho endeavors to fund new works and collaborations between visual and performing artists that reconsider distinctions between their disciplines and signal where these art forms can go, together.