Amalia Cosmetatou is the Executive Director of the Onassis Foundation (USA) since 2015 and its Cultural Director, a position she has held since the organization’s inception in 2000. She has been responsible for over 15 art exhibitions and publications, over 100 cultural events, as well as for partnerships with major American and Greek cultural institutions. Amalia brings a new vision to the Foundation and the Onassis Cultural Center NY focused on the contemporary relevance of Hellenic culture and its contribution to the humanities, arts and sciences. Previously, she worked at Christies and the National Gallery in Athens, as well as an art consultant for private banking and art galleries in Greece.
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Violaine Huisman is Director of Humanities at BAM (Brooklyn Academy of Music), where she is responsible for programming literary and ideas-based events, including the Hellenic Humanities series in partnership with the Onassis Cultural Center NY. She has worked as curator, literary agent, translator and editor in New York and Europe. Her writing and translations have appeared in the New York Times Magazine, the Paris Review and World Literature Today, among other publications.
An independent producer in the international performing arts community, Ellen Dennis was Festival Producer for Season of Cambodia; Producer of New York City Center’s Fall for Dance; Executive Producer of Peter Brook’s TIERNO BOKAR; and produced THE DANCER FILMS. Ellen has produced, managed and toured works worldwide for Mikhail Baryshnikov, Peter Brook, Diamanda Galas, Philip Glass, Andre Gregory, Dorcy Rugamba, Steve Reich, Twyla Tharp and Robert Wilson; and for ABT, BAM and NPR. She has been a consultant to the Australia Arts Council, The Asia Society, Columbia University, the Guggenheim Museum, and the Wiener Festwochen, and was, most recently, Director of the Watermill Center. In Austria, Ellen created a model arts initiative for unaccompanied minors at the Traiskirchen Refugee Camp.