Lynne Cooke is the Andrew W. Mellon Professor at the Center for Advanced Studies in the Visual Arts, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. She served as chief curator and deputy director of the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia in Madrid from 2008 to 2012 and as curator at Dia Art Foundation from 1991 to 2008. In 1991, Cooke cocurated the Carnegie International, and she has helmed numerous major shows since, including the 10th Biennale of Syndey (1996), Island Universe with Josiah McElheny at the Reina Sofia (2009) and the traveling exhibition Rosemarie Trockel: Cosmos (2012). Cooke was on the faculty at the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College from 1996 to 2008.