What is Random Number?
Random Number handles special projects for art organizations, with a focus on engaging the public in unique ways. It is a curatorial platform that specializes in promoting emerging artists through curated exhibitions, commissions, collaborative opportunities, and the production of multimedia installations and other artworks.
Christina Vassallo founded Random Number in 2007, but she made her curatorial debut in 2003 with a series of weekend-long exhibitions in a Queens apartment. Since then she has organized projects for a variety of non-profit and for-profit venues. Notable projects include a 40-person exhibition in the abandoned St. Cecilia’s convent (system:system), a miniature golf course inspired by US immigration policy for Jersey City Museum (The Golden Door), a program of digital artworks projected onto the Manhattan Bridge through NYC DOT (Bright Nights), and a traveling show about macabre tendencies in contemporary Norwegian art at chashama and Lafayette College (DARKNESS DESCENDS: Norwegian Art Now).
Vassallo’s Random Number projects have been reviewed in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Star Ledger, Flavorpill, Hyperallergic and Art Fag City, and featured on WPIX news, NY1, and NJN News. In addition to running Random Number, she is currently the Executive Director of Flux Factory, a nonprofit organization that provides contexts for artists to create new work through exhibitions, an international residency program, commissions, and collaborative opportunities. Vassallo previously served as Associate Director of Kinz, Tillou + Feigen gallery and ART&IDEA gallery, as well as Assistant Curator at American Federation of Arts. She holds a B.A. in art history from New York University and an M.A. in visual arts management from NYU.