Katherine Carl is an art historian and currently curator of the James Gallery and deputy director of the Center for the Humanities at the Graduate Center since 2011. She was Curator of Contemporary Exhibitions at The Drawing Center (2004-2007); this follows her work at Dia Art Foundation (1999-2003); manager of the international artists exchange program ArtsLink (1996-1997); and program specialist at the National Endowment for the Arts (1991-1995). She has taught art history, theory and criticism and curatorial methods in the Ph.D. Program in Art History at The Graduate Center (since 2014), Tyler School of Art (2010), Parsons (2009), Moore College of Art (2009) and New York University (2002-2003). Carl received an American Council of Learned Societies fellowship in 2007 as well as numerous grants from The Trust for Mutual Understanding for her research and curatorial projects. She has lectured at Moderna Museet, Stockholm; Whitney Museum, New York, among other national and international venues. Carl's co-edited books are Lost Highway Expedition Photobook (2007) as part of her participation in the School of Missing Studies, and Evasions of Power (2011). Her writing has been included in Speculation Now (Vera List Center and Duke University Press, 2015) and Toward Participation as a Critical Spatial Practice (Sternberg Press, 2016). She holds a PhD in Art History and Criticism from the State University of New York, Stony Brook, and a BA from Oberlin College.


Fri, Sep 15, 2017 – Sat, Oct 28, 2017

Block Party

Thu, Nov 20, 2014 – Sat, Jan 17, 2015,
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The Lenin Museum

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