Ellie New


Ellie New



I work to connect art, environmental justice, and curatorial activism through exhibitions, events, and writing, with the goal of catalyzing the power of artists’ voices to generate more equitable, habitable futures. 

My artistic and curatorial practice evolves from my experience as a dancer and theatre artist. I continue to center movement, sensory experience, and storytelling within each project I produce.

I grew up in Vermont’s Mad River Valley and am currently based in Cambridge, MA. I graduated from New York University with an Individualized B.A. titled “Art for Our Sake: Curatorial Activism and Cultural Institutions as Civic Assets” and a minor in Arts Politics from the NYU Tisch Department of Art & Public Policy.


May 1 – June 6, 2021
Co-Curator, PHREATIC!
WetLab x Virtual Volcano Observatory • Governors Island, NYC

April 22 – May 20, 2021
Lead Curator, Refractions of a Present Future (contact me for access)
Digital Exhibition • The Gallatin Galleries, NYU

March 2021
Curator, Press Your Ear to the Wind
Featuring: Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons, Vibha Galhotra, Deborah Jack, Eiko Otake, Sarah Cameron Sunde, and Tali Weinberg
Virtual Event Series • The Gallatin Galleries, NYU

September 2020-2021
Curatorial Fellow, WetLab
Alumna-in-Residence • NYU Gallatin
May 2020
Curator, Knowing the Way to Tomorrow (Exhibition Prospectus)
Senior Project • Mentored by Prof. Grace Aneiza Ali, NYU

Producing & Direction
April 2019
Annual Week-Long Arts Festival • NYU Gallatin
June 2017
Producer, The Hugo BallMAD GENERATION
ACME Studios, Brooklyn, NY

Co-Founder, MAD GENERATION • Various Theatrical & Visual Arts Productions
Co-Founder • VT/CT/NYC

NYU Gallatin

Colloquium & Individualized Major • NYU Gallatin 


Funny Weather

by Olivia Liang

Critical Zones: The Science and Politics of Landing on Earth

Edited by Bruno Latour & Peter Weibel

Entangled Life: How Fungi Make Our Worlds, Change Our Minds & Shape Our Futures

by Merlin Sheldrake

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