GABRIELLA SHYPULA is a MA/PhD student studying global contemporary feminist new media and performance art in order to further develop her curatorial career. Her research investigates the ways that social media platforms influences contemporary art, specifically how self-identified women artists use digital platforms like Instagram and Tumblr to create virtual spaces for their artistic practices. She also studies the performativity of social media and how selfie culture has shifted modes of self-representation. Gabriella has interned at MoMA’s Department of Media and Performance art, SculptureCenter, A.I.R. Gallery, and the Princeton University Art Museum. She received a BA in Art History and Women’s and Gender Studies with Highest Honors at Rutgers University, New Brunswick studying the ways that new media artists fit into broader art and feminist movements.