Robert Carrithers is the curator for The Equator Memorial Project and will work with the artists on the creation. He will interpret the art pieces, select the works and be responsible for writing labels, catalog essays, and other supporting content for the exhibitions.
Carrithers is American citizen from New York. He is a curator, photographer, video artist, filmmaker and silkscreen/ lithography artist specializing in revealing portraits of underground culture and unique personalities. He works mostly with documentary styles of filmmaking, but plans to take his photography concepts to feature filmmaking, video and silkscreen/painting/lithography projects. Robert also has worked on video art installations with well-known artists and curated several exhibitions in Prague, New York and Berlin with artists like Andy Warhol etc. He has exhibited widely – nationally and internationally.
His work investigates the edges of society and does his best to break social taboos and barriers with his work. Recurrent themes include: Underground culture, eroticism and sexuality, working with the fantasies of his subjects and revealing the various layers of the personalities that he works with. Essentially, the work explores the magic and forbidden hidden worlds of the special people that he chooses to photograph or film. The work often draws the viewer into an uncertain world where truth and imagination come into conflict…Carrithers has lived in New York, Los Angeles, London, and Paris; for longer periods in Tokyo and Berlin and is currently based in Prague. He created and curated the concept of The Muse Room, a room of inspiration for Art Prague, the one and only art market in Prague. He worked with a group of Czech and international artists. In New York he worked with artists such as Keith Haring and Jean-Michel Basquiat and performers such as Ann Magnuson, John Sex, Wendy Wild and Klaus Nomi. His career spans over three decades in the art scene all over the world.