Each project that we finish brings us a deeper understanding of the power and importance of the arts and social practice in reflecting the problems we face as a society through a lens where all things are possible: re-imagining the world, taking action, having an impact and finding solutions.
To enable us to hold, grow and apply this understanding we founded The Art of Revolution to provide an organizational foundation for our ongoing art making and social practice.
Susan McAllister: Executive Director
Susan has nearly twenty years experience in nonprofit management and arts administration. As (former) director of the Harwood Art Center, Albuquerque’s largest community art center, she developed, procured funding, and managed an extensive array of arts based education, youth employment and community outreach programming. She is editor of The Harwood Anthology and Looking Back to Place published by Old School Books, and A Bigger Boat published by The University of New Mexico Press. From 2003-2006, she served as financial director for the wildly successful National Poetry Slam held in Albuquerque. Susan holds a BA in Creative Writing and Literature from the State University of New York, New Paltz, an MA in Parks and Rec Administration from the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, and completed the Robert O. Anderson School of Management Nonprofit Certification program.
Naomi Natale: Artistic Director
Naomi Natale is an installation artist, photographer, and social practice artist. In 2008 Natale completed a large-scale installation/ social practice work titled, The Cradle Project. Over 550 cradles were created and submitted by artists from around the world who were drawn to Natale’s vision. In 2009 Natale founded One Million Bones, a three and a half year social practice that resulted in over 1,000,000 handmade bones displayed on the National Mall in Washington, DC in June 2013 as a symbolic mass grave and visual petition against ongoing genocide and mass atrocities. Natale is the recipient of the following awards: 2011 Arts Healing Network Award, 2010 TED Senior Fellowship, 2010 Carl Wilkens Fellowship, 2009 TED Global Fellowship, 2009 Professional Achievement Award: Richard Stockton College of New Jersey. She speaks internationally on the topic of art and activism, as well as about her artwork, installations and social practice.