Maiko Tanaka, Executive Director
Maiko Tanaka is the Executive Director of Squeaky Wheel. She holds a BFA from OCADU and a Masters of Visual Studies from the University of Toronto. For over ten years Maiko has curated projects with prestigious and widely recognized arts institutions in Canada and abroad, including Trinity Square Video, Nuit Blanche at OCAD University, Justina M. Barnicke Gallery (now Art Museum – University of Toronto), InterAccess, all in Toronto, as well as Casco – Office for Art, Design, and Theory in Utrecht, NL. Maiko also currently serves on programming committee of Gendai Gallery and editorial advisory of C Magazine. She is the co-editor of several catalogue publications including, The Grand Domestic Revolution Handbook published by Casco and Valiz, and Model Minority, published by Gendai Gallery and Publication Studio.
Mark Longolucco, Technical Director
Mark has been the Technical Director at Squeaky Wheel for 8 years, overseeing the equipment rental program, membership relations, the maintenance of lab facilities, and installation. He instructs various Squeaky Wheel workshops and tutorials, including topics in video production, video editing, and sound recording. He received his BFA from Alfred University in video and sound. Mark continues to make media-based works centered around folk artist storytelling and the elusive nature of the contemporary fact.
Kevin Kline, Director of Education
Kevin Kline is an artist and educator whose work has been published widely. A native of Sayre, PA, he was awarded a residency at the Experimental Television Center in Owego, NY, in 2003. He received his BFA from Alfred University, and his MFA in Visual Studies at the University at Buffalo. He has taught at universities and colleges, conducted workshops at CEPA Gallery, and was an instructor for the New York State Summer School for the Arts. He oversees the entirety of Squeaky Wheel’s educational programs, including West Side Studios, Tech Arts for Girls, and the Buffalo Youth Media Institute.
Ekrem Serdar, Curator
Ekrem Serdar is the Curator at Squeaky Wheel (2015–present), where he is responsible for the organization’s exhibitions, public programming, and artist residencies. Previously, he was a programmer with Experimental Response Cinema (Austin, TX) which he co-founded. He is the recipient of a Curatorial Fellowship from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts (2017), a SAHA Scholarship for the ICI Curatorial Intensive New Orleans (2017), among others awards and honors. He is on the board of directors of Dreamland (Buffalo, NY) and is an advisory member of Experimental Response Cinema, and the FOL Cinema Society (Istanbul). He completed his B.A. in Critical Studies, and his M.F.A in Media Arts Production at the Department of Media Study at SUNY Buffalo. He is from Ankara, Turkey.
Alex Thayer, Education Coordinator
Alex is a writer and sound artist from Buffalo, New York. In 2013 he earned his B.A. in Digital Media Studies at the University at Buffalo. He has taught English as Second Language in Madrid, Spain and youth media arts and writing workshops at both Squeaky Wheel and at the Just Buffalo Writing Center. Alex recently completed his M.A. in English & Innovative Writing at the University at Buffalo.
Executive Director, Maiko Tanaka: firstname.lastname@example.org
Technical Director, Mark Longolucco: email@example.com
Director of Education, Kevin Kline: firstname.lastname@example.org
Curator, Ekrem Serdar: email@example.com
Education Coordinator, Alex Thayer: firstname.lastname@example.org
Accountant, Brenda Smith
Summer 2017 Interns, Lewuga Benson, Caitlin Margaret Coder, Jamie Hager, Conner Hockey Joshua Jensen, Martina Lavallo, Colleen Stapleton, Jean Zhu
Board of Directors
President, Andrea Mancuso
Vice President, Meg Knowles
Treasurer, Dillon Joseph
Secretary, Kaitlyn McCleary
Almudena Escobar López