Christina Vassallo is the Executive Director of SPACES, in Cleveland, where she provides creative direction and oversees operations for one of the longest running alternative art organizations in the country. Her most notable SPACES initiatives so far include launching a $3.5 million capital & endowment campaign, spearheading a renovation and relocation project, expanding outreach initiatives, and curating exhibitions that provide artists new frameworks for responding to timely issues of local and international significance. Christina is an ex oficio board member of the Contemporary Art Society in Cleveland, and a contributor to the Cuyahoga Arts & Culture's Support for Artists Planning Team. She is a spring 2020 Marshall Memorial Fellow and was named one of Crain's Cleveland's 40 Under 40 in 2017.
Until recently Christina was based in New York City, working as Executive Director of Flux Factory, where she set the course for a thriving institution comprised of an international artist residency program, acclaimed exhibitions program, and innovative educational initiatives. Additionally, she independently curated exhibitions for Jersey City Museum, NURTUREart, Lafayette College, and New Haven University. Christina previously served as Programming Associate of Culture Push, Associate Director of Kinz, Tillou + Feigen Gallery, and Assistant Curator at American Federation of Arts. She holds a B.A. in art history and an M.A. in nonprofit visual arts management from NYU.