Keynote Speakers

Ingrid Schindall, Director

Ingrid Schindall is a passionate and productive printmaker and book artist based in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Her prints and artist books have been exhibited internationally and nationally. She is devoted to her writing practice and has produced six limited edition books, all written, designed, hand printed and bound by the artist.

In 2014 Schindall opened IS Projects, a public access printmaking and book arts studio with the mission to cultivate a love and appreciation for print and book media in South Florida. In 2016, she co-founded Fort Lauderdale’s first small press fair, SPF: Small Press Fair Fort Lauderdale with collaborator Sarah Michelle Rupert.

Cristina Favretto, Director

Cristina Favretto is the Head of Special Collections at the University of Miami Libraries. She has worked in a variety of bookish capacities at the Boston Public Library, Harvard, Duke, San Diego State, and UCLA, curating and building collections on zines, culinary history, surfing, and Aldus Manutius, to name a few. Her areas of focus are women’s history and book arts, but she has also had a shadow life as a performance artist and the lead singer in a post-punk cabaret band. She was instrumental in building substantial artists’ book collections at Duke University’s Sallie Bingham Center for Women and Culture at Duke (where she was the first Director), at UCLA Special Collections, and now at the University of Miami.

Sarah Michelle Rupert, Director

Sarah Michelle Rupert is an artist, educator and cultural producer living and working in Miami, FL. Working with photography, collage, painting, drawing and animation, her creative practice revolves around consumer and mass-communication culture and its beautiful, tragic and humorous interactions within contemporary life. As a cultural producer, she works collaboratively with artists and organizations to build innovative and fun projects across artistic disciplines. She is the Director of  Girls' Club Collection, a private foundation and artist-run alternative art space that focuses on contemporary art by women, the founding director of Mixed Use Space, a founding co-director of SPF: Small Press Fair South Florida and is on the board of Dimensions Variable.

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