Shauta Marsh/Co-founder/Director of Programming and Exhibitions
Shauta Marsh is a co-founder of Big Car Collaborative and works as its curator and program director. From 2009-2011 she was assistant director at the Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art (iMOCA). In 2012 she was promoted to executive director and chief curator. During that time, Big Car Collaborative and iMOCA frequently collaborated on projects and exhibitions. At iMOCA, Marsh curated and/or organized more than 35 exhibitions including LaToya Ruby Frazier and Tony Buba: Inheritance, Toyin Odutola, Tabitha Soren, Trenton Doyle Hancock: Mound At Large, Richard Mosse: Fermata, and more.
Marsh returned full-time to Big Car Collaborative in March of 2015 when the organization purchased a vacant former manufacturing building, Tube Factory.
Tube Factory artspace is a 12,000-square-foot museum, social practice art, and Big Car Collaborative studio space. Exhibitions there are curated based on the themes of community, place, memory and mythology.
Since opening Tube Factory artspace May of 2016, Marsh has commissioned Indianapolis-based, regional and national contemporary visual and musical artists — working with artists such as Carlos Rolón, Calvin Johnson, Jesse Sugarmann, Larissa Hammond, LaShawnda Crowe Storm, Mari Evans, Pablo Helguera, Juan Willam Chávez, Prince Rama, Scott Hocking, and more.
She also leads and coordinates public art projects and events via Big Car's placemaking program, Spark Placemaking. In addition, Marsh is a writer for the publication Pattern Magazine. Also a co-author with Jim Walker a chapter in the book, "Creative Placemaking: Research, Theory and Practice" edited by Cara Courage and Anita McKeown and published by Routledge.