Jo-Anne Birnie Danzker

Jo-Anne Birnie Danzker is Director of the Frye Art Museum and former Director of the Museum Villa Stuck in Munich and Vancouver Art Gallery in Canada. She has curated numerous large-scale interdisciplinary exhibitions of contemporary and historical art nationally and internationally and has published extensively on art and art history.

Joshua Kohl

Joshua Kohl is a composer and Co-Artistic Director of Degenerate Art Ensemble. He has performed extensively throughout the US and Europe and recently completed a residency at the Watermill Center: A Laboratory for Performance in Water Mill, New York. In 2011, the Frye Art Museum presented Degenerate Art Ensemble in its first museum exhibition.

Ryan Mitchell
Ryan Mitchell, a celebrated performance artist, is Artistic Director of both Implied Violence and Saint Genet. He has performed throughout the US. In 2010, the Frye Art Museum presented Implied Violence: Yes and More and Yes and and Yes and Why, the group’s first museum exhibition.

Doug Nufer
Doug Nufer is a noted author of fiction, poetry, and performance works and is Associate Editor of the American Book Review. His published novels include Negativeland, Never Again, and By Kellman Out of Pessoa. Since 1995 he has performed his work solo, with other writers, dancers, choreographers, and musicians. In 2011, he contributed an essay to the Frye Art Museum’s Isaac Layman – Paradise exhibition catalogue.

Yoko Ott
Yoko Ott is an acclaimed independent curator. She was Executive Director of Open Satellite, a residency-based contemporary art gallery in Bellevue, WA, Curator at the Hedreen Gallery in Seattle, and Manager of Youth and Community Outreach Programs at the Frye Art Museum. In 2011, she was designated a leading Culture Maker in Seattle by City Arts magazine.

Mw [Moment Magnitude] is organized by the Frye Art Museum and curated by Jo-Anne Birnie Danzker, Joshua Kohl, Ryan Mitchell, Doug Nufer, and Yoko Ott. The exhibition is funded by the Frye Foundation with the generous support of Frye Art Museum members and donors. Sponsored by Frank Stagen, Nitze-Stagen, and Riddell Williams, it is supported by the Washington State Arts Commission, with funding—in part—by The Wallace Foundation, and by 4Culture and the Seattle Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs. Seasonal support of the Frye Art Museum is provided by Canonicus Fund and ArtsFund.

Media sponsorship of Mw [Moment Magnitude] is by KUOW 94.9FM and The Stranger. Opening event sponsorship is by The Boeing Company.

Mw [Moment Magnitude] is a cross-platform project of visual art, performance, production, rehearsal, specially commissioned artworks, music, dance, literary events, design, and arts engagement programs showcasing exceptional artistic practice in Seattle.