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Nik Apostolides is an arts manager, educator, and independent curator. He recently curated “Mixed Blood,” an exhibition of photographs of mixed race/ethnicity families by the contemporary photographer CYJO, opening in Beijing at the Today Art Museum and toured to five museums across China. At Johns Hopkins University, Nik teaches courses in curatorial studies.

He is currently Deputy CEO of the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center where he oversees a staff of 240 professionals and the world’s only museum dedicated to telling the story of Congress. Prior to this position, he worked as the Associate Director of the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery, where he conceived and curated an inter-disciplinary program series, Portraits After 5, featuring contemporary artists. Previously, he served as the Associate Manager for Planning at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.

Nik is the Founder and President of the Capital Experience Lab, a D.C. public school dedicated to providing students with immersive learning experiences in the museums, art spaces, research and civic institutions of the Nation’s Capital.

Nik earned an M.A. in Media Art Histories at Danube University in Austria, where his research focused on the history of exhibiting sound art in art museums since the 1960s. He earned a BA with a double major in art history and classical civilizations from Wesleyan University in Connecticut; and a Certificate in Nonprofit Management from the Mandel Center for Nonprofit Organizations at Case Western Reserve University. He is a graduate of the Getty Museum Leadership Institute.

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