not.a collective: a collective defined by its exact opposite, is not an artists’ collective, is not a gallery, is not a group of independent curators, dealers or advisors, it is none of the above. It is simply a collaboration among like-minded people looking to expand on their interests in the creative nature of their professions, while not actually at work. In an effort to keep a fluid identity, the name not.a helps define exactly what it is not. With a commitment to the group and to the overall idea of acting on  communal skills.


founding members

pablo gómez-uribe 
pablo trained both as an artist and an architect is interested in the way in which social, political and economic confrontations materialize in urban spaces. according to gómez-uribe, these events (as he calls them), leave impressions that generate  new urban an psychological scenarios. gómez-uribe´s work is a response to the aforementioned issues presented by contemporary cities. gómez-uribe´s solo shows include todos somos mágicos (we are all magical), galería de la oficina, medellín, 2009 and (t)here, sala de arte suramericana, medellín, 2013. gómez-uribe’s work has been included in museum and gallery exhibitions in the united states, europe, and south america; including susan inglett gallery, nyc in 2014. he lives and works in new york.

alexa halaby
Alexa is the Director of Museum Relations and Special Projects at Fundación Cisneros where she works since 2014. Previously she was the Associate Director of Client Services at sokoloff + associates, llc where she worked with private clients on expanding their collection. From 2007-2009 she was the Marketing Director at the Museum of Modern Art in Medellin, Colombia where she oversaw the branding and commercial strategies of the Museum including the advertising campaigns, published materials, catalogues, the museum store, and other commercial alliances. Additionally, she was also the head of the capital campaign set out to raise the funds which would allow the museum to finish its new home that opened at the end of 2009. Alexa has also provided independent consulting services for other public and private institutions. Alexa has an M.A. in Visual Arts Administration from New York University.

Jeremy John Kaplan
jeremy is an artist living and working in New York. Since 2013 he is Director of Operations at Jack Shainman Gallery where he works extensively to execute exhibitions of the Gallery's diverse program. His own work has been exhibited in group shows nationally in Los Angeles, Philadelphia, and New York, including in '', the inaugural exhibition of not.a collective. From 2007 - 2010 Jeremy held the position as director of Shepard Fairey's Subliminal Projects Gallery in Los Angeles. In addition, Jeremy has lead and contributed to public art projects, exhibitions and publications internationally, highlighted by the Golden Nets Project in Philadelphia 2008. Narrowing his focus on artistic practice, Kaplan opened a Brooklyn studio in 2014. Jeremy studied at Temple University.

Julia mechtler
Julia is a Sales Associate at David Zwirner Gallery. She joined the gallery in 2011 as a Sales Assistant, where she worked in sales with a senior partner and managed gallery artists such as Yayoi Kusama, Neo Rauch, Michaël Borremans, Lisa Yuskavage, Philip-Lorca diCorcia, Isa Genzken, and Marlene Dumas, among others. In 2015, she was promoted to sales associate and now focuses on developing client relationships and heads the gallery's new digital sales initiative. Prior to Zwirner, Julia worked at Christie's Postwar and Contemporary Department in London and worked for collectors Susan and Michael Hort in New York. Julia received her M.A. in Visual Arts Administration from New York University and B.A. in Business Studies from Oxford Brookes University International Business School in Budapest, Hungary.

astrid meek
Astrid has been working as Studio Manager for artist Wangechi Mutu since 2015. concurrently, she joined the AFRICA’SOUT! commitee, an organization founded by wangechi which activates art for social change and celebrates the creative minds producing it. previously she was Director at Susan Inglett Gallery, where she worked to execute exhibitions and liaise with artists in the program as well as worked with independent artist and fellow not.a member, Pablo Gomez-Uribe, to organize an exhibition which later was presented at untitled miami 2014. she has also worked as Gallery Associate for fordPROJECT, an uptown gallery established as a curatorial project platform, worked VIP Relations for PINTA, the Latin American Contemporary Art Fair, as well as in the office of Nancy A. Barton, Chair of the Art and Art Professions department of NYU Steinhardt. Astrid received her M.a. in Visual Arts Administration from New York University, and her B.a. in both Art History and Museum Studies from Arizona State University.

Kevie yang
Kevie is Associate Vice President and Specialist of 20th Century and Contemporary Art at Phillips New York. Besides business getting for both auctions and private sales, she is also a key member in developing the company's auction business in Asia. Kevie advises several top collectors in mainland China and is instrumental in their collection building in contemporary art. Previously she was a specialist and head of Afternoon Sale of Post-War and Contemporary Art at Christie's New York, where she joined in 2011. She is a supporting member of Performa in New York. Kevie earned her M.A. in Visual Arts Administration from New York University. Prior to her enrollment at NYU, she worked as a senior consultant of Financial Services at Deloitte & Touche in Shanghai. 

david fisher