ABOUT US


Matt Nasser

Director of La MaMa Galleria from 2009 to 2018, Matt Nasser has worked with hundreds of artists and curators from all over the world. He has created exhibitions in partnership with institutions such as The New Museum, The New York Public Library, NYU, Yale, The Cooper Union and Visual Aids. Although Matt has worked with artists at all stages of their careers, his focus is curating exhibitions that showcase underrepresented emerging artists. Matt is also an accomplished performer and stage director. He has worked in the downtown theatre and performance art community since graduating from Boston University's Collage of Fine Arts in 2006. Matt is a member of the Great Jones Repertory at La MaMa as well as the Big Art Group and the Deconstructive Theatre Project. He has collaborated with artists such as John Kelly and The Bruce High Quality Foundation on their performance work and is very interested in bridging the gap between visual art and performance. He can be reached at matt@emptycirclespace.com


Raúl Zamudio

is a New York-based independent curator and arts writer. He has curated or co-curated over 125 exhibitions in the Americas, Asia, and Europe in galleries, museums, art fairs, art festivals, alternative art spaces, and biennials. He has contributed to dozens of art-related books and exhibition catalogs and written for numerous periodicals including Art Nexus, Contemporary, TRANS, Zingmagazine, Tema Celeste, Art in Culture, [Art Notes], Framework: The Finnish Art Review, Public Art, and Flash Art.  He was International Art Director, Other Gallery, Beijing, Shanghai, and Curatorial Director, WhiteBox, NY.  He can be reached at  raul@emptycirclespace.com 


Alexandra Zelman-Doring

 is artistic director of THROES THEATER. Her plays have been presented at The Flea Theater, Access Theater, The Edinburgh Fringe, 59E59th, Dixon Place, HERE Arts Center, the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and the New Ohio Theatre. She teaches at NYU’s graduate Film program.


Naum Goldenstein

 is a third generation clarinet player, whose unique, colorful sound has been widely praised. Freelance work includes playing with Mozart Divertimento Trio, the Symphony Orchestra of Raanana, and the Israel Chamber Orchestra. He collaborated with Throes Theater on critically acclaimed “Halfway through the Story of Our Life,” where his playing was praised for its “beautiful tone and sensitive pacing” by New York Arts. Recently, he performed at La MaMa with the Faux-Real Company, and played Alain Middleton's "Music in Klezmer Modes" with Iktus Percussion at Alain Kirili's loft. He also played with the New York Harmonic Band at Carnegie Hall.  Goldenstein teaches music at Hannah Sennesh School. He can be reached at naum@emptycirclespace.com


Claudia Doring Baez

is a painter born in Mexico City, living and painting in New York City since the 1980s. She received her BA from Columbia University and her MA in Fine Arts from The New York Studio School. Her studio is in the rear of The Empty Circle.  Recently her work has been shown at La Mama Galleria, Scope Basel Switzerland, Lehman College, and Ethan Cohen Gallery.  For a full list of solo, group exhibitions, and press, please visit her website: claudiadoringbaez.com.


MARIANA CORONIL

draws, paints and is energized by surrounding herself with creative friends and helping them bring their projects to life.  Born in Venezuela and in a long term relationship with New York where she majored in Visual Arts and Art History at Barnard.  She continued her studies in Madrid and at the Instituto Superior de Arte de La Habana.  www.marianacoronil.com