Stuart Comer is Curator: Film at Tate Modern. He oversees film and video work for the Tate Collection and Displays, was co-curator of the opening programme for The Tanks at Tate Modern, and organizes an extensive programme of screenings, performances and events. He is co-curator of the Whitney Museum of American Art 2014 Biennial. He has contributed to numerous periodicals, including Artforum, Frieze, Afterall, Mousse, Parkett and Art Review. He is editor of Film and Video Art (Tate Publishing, 2009) and has contributed essays to several publications on artists including Tom Burr, Andrea Fraser, David Lamelas, Sharon Lockhart, Mark Morrisroe, Bik Van Der Pol and Gillian Wearing. He was co-curator of the 2007 Lyon Biennial. Other recent freelance curatorial projects include ‘Andy, as you know I am writing a movie…’ at Beirut Art Center, ‘The Young and Evil’ for tank.tv, ‘An American Family’ at Kunstverein Munich and CASCO, Utrecht; ‘America’s Most Wanted’ for The Artists’ Cinema at Frieze Art Fair, London; and ‘Double Lunar Trouble’ at Whitechapel Art Gallery, London. Comer has participated in symposia, talks and events at numerous international venues. He has been a member of juries for CPH:DOX 2012, the 2010 Venice Film Festival, the 2006 BFI Sutherland Trophy at the The Times BFI 50th London Film Festival, the International Jury for the Oberhausen 52nd International Short Film Festival 2006, the inaugural Derek Jarman Award for artists’ film and video in 2008, and the inaugural Magic of Persia Contemporary Art Prize in 2009.
About The Speakers Series: Each semester the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College hosts a regular program of lectures by the foremost artists, curators, art historians, and critics of our day, situating the school and museum’s concerns within the larger context of contemporary art production and discourse. Lectures are open to students and faculty, as well as to the general public, and will also be documented through video and/or audio recordings, which will reside in the CCS Bard Library and Archives.