Behind VA Shadows is a creative collaboration initiated by Visitor Assistants (VAs) who provide extraordinary educational service at the local contemporary art museum. Through providing a supportive platform for art museums’ staff, Behind VA Shadows incubates the creative conversation through artworks to push the possible institutional change. Our vision is to advocate for better working conditions for all museum workers.

We accept all kinds of work from anyone who worked/working in an art museum worldwide.

Current Featured Artists

Patrick Brennan (MFA Boston, ICA Boston) | instagram
Ashley Cristiano (ICA Boston) | instagram
Katelyn Leaird (Columbus Museum of Art, Crocker Art Museum, ICA Boston, Mount Auburn Cemetery) | instagram
Sam Ledwidge (ICA Boston)
Alex Lewis (ICA Boston) | instagram
Emily Mogavero (ICA Boston) | website
Anna Reidister  (ICA Boston) | instagram | website
L Scully  (ICA Boston) | instagram
Sophie Tachibana Miller (ICA Boston) | instagram | website
Mariely Torres (ICA Boston) | instagram | website
2.11.22 - Raison D’etre
3.11.22 - Translation-Tessellation
4.8.22 - Pockets of Belief
6.1-6.17.22 - via*
9.20.22 - (un)Veil
11.18.22 - Unfolding
12.30.22 - Discipline of Sleep
2.1-4.16.23 - The Landscape of Our Minds*

*Live show