Alumni

Curators play a vital and essential role in our understanding of the art and culture of our time, and the Center’s graduate program in curatorial studies, with its world-class faculty, research center, and dynamic approach to curatorial education, prepares our students to act as innovators in the field. Since the graduate program was instituted in 1994, nearly 200 individuals have completed the two-year course. Today, more than 90% of CCS Bard alumni/ae hold positions related to their field in galleries, museums, art spaces and other cultural institutions throughout the US and the world.

Gabi Ngcobo

Gabi Ngcobo, 2010

Daniel Byers

Daniel Byers, 2008

Chen Tamir

Chen Tamir, 2007 *photograph: Eve Dahler

Ruba Katrib

Ruba Katrib, 2007

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Jen Mergel, 2005 *photograph © Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Positions held by CCS Bard alumni/ae include:

United States:

  • Director of Visual Arts & Curator, The Americas Society, New York
  • Curator, The Bronx Museum of the Arts, New York
  • Interpretive Materials Manager, The Brooklyn Museum of Art
  • Programs Coordinator, Sackler Center for Feminist Art, Brooklyn Museum, New York
  • Vice President and Head of Latin American Art, Christie’s, New York
  • Ph.D. program, Art History, Columbia University
  • Curatorial Assistant, International Center of Photography, NYC
  • Curatorial Program Coordinator, The Jewish Museum, New York
  • Editor, Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC
  • Curatorial Fellow, Queens Museum of Art
  • Director of Affiliates, Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation
  • Kress Fellow in Interpretive Technology, Whitney Museum
  • Assistant to artist Lilliana Porter
  • Co-Director, Forever & Today, Inc., New York
  • Curator of Contemporary Art, Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros, New York
  • Curatorial Associate, Performa, New York
  • Director, David Nolan Gallery, New York City
  • Director, Peter Blum Gallery – Chelsea, New York
  • Director, The Project, New York
  • Founder, Brooklyn House of Kulture, NY
  • Founder of The Chrysler Series, New York
  • Gallerist/Partner, Taxter & Spengemann, New York
  • Program Manager, Leveraging Investments in Creativity (LINC), New York, New York
  • Project Curator, Photographic Legacy Program, The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, New York
  • Independent curator, New York City
  • Curator, Sculpture Center, Long Island City, New York
  • Curator, Dia Art Foundation, New York
  • Curatorial Associate, Curatorial Department, Dia Art Foundation
  • Curator, Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art, SUNY, New Paltz
  • Curatorial Fellow, Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College
  • Visiting Assistant Professor of First-year Seminar, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York
  • Associate Director/Curator, The Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery, Skidmore College
  • Director of Exhibitions and Public Programs, Tyler School of Art, Temple University
  • Curator, University at Buffalo Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York
  • Assistant Curator, Experimental Media & Performing Arts Center, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY
  • Managing Director, 511 Gallery, New York/Lake Placid
  • Director of the Gallery, Berrie Center for the Performing and Visual Arts, Ramapo College of New Jersey
  • Director, University Galleries, William Peterson University, Wayne, New Jersey
  • Director and Chief Curator, Boston University Art Gallery
  • Ph.D. Program, History, Theory, and Criticism of Architecture and Art, MIT, Boston
  • Senior Curator of Contemporary Art, The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
  • Curator, Mass MoCA, North Adams, Massachusetts
  • Independent curator, North Adams, Massachusetts
  • Curatorial Assistant, Contemporary Art, Museum of Art, R.I.S.D.
  • Director, Housatonic Museum of Art, Housatonic Community College, Bridgeport, Connecticut
  • Creative Director, Franklin Street Works, Stamford, Connecticut
  • Project Curatorial Assistant, Modern & Contemporary Art, Philadelphia Museum of Art
  • Associate Curator of Contemporary Art, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Ph.D. Program, Art History, University of Pittsburgh
  • Director, The American Jewish Museum, Greater Pittsburgh
  • Director of Exhibitions and Programs, University of Southern Maine, Gorham
  • Director of Development, Science Museum of Western Virginia, Roanoke, Virginia
  • Curator of Contemporary Art, Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, Winston-Salem, North Carolina
  • Curator of Exhibitions, Weatherspoon Art Museum, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
  • Chief Curator/Deputy Director, Miami Art Museum, Miami, Florida
  • Partner, Dorsch Gallery, Miami, Florida
  • Assistant Curator, Museum of Contemporary Art, Miami Beach, Florida
  • Director of Visual Arts, Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Public Arts Planner, City of Louisville, Kentucky
  • Executive Director, UrbanArt Commission, Memphis, Tennessee
  • Director, Gallery 400, University of Illinois at Chicago
  • Director of Exhibitions, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago
  • Curator of Contemporary Art, Krannert Art Museum, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Illinois
  • Assistant Curator, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis
  • Visual Arts Administrator, The Phipps Center for the Arts, Hudson, Wisconsin
  • Senior Curator, Des Moines Art Center, Iowa
  • Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art, Blanton Museum of Art, The University of Texas, Austin
  • Ph.D., History of Art, University of Texas, Austin
  • Ph.D. candidate, Modern and Contemporary Art History, University of Texas, Austin
  • Director, University of North Texas Art Gallery, College of Visual Arts and Design, Denton, Texas
  • Fellow, Core Residency Program, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas
  • Assistant Professor of Critical Theory, Media and Design, School of Art, University of Houston, Texas
  • Program Director, Mitchell Center for the Arts, University of Houston
  • Senior Manager, Public Art San Antonio (PASA), International Center, San Antonio, TX
  • Assistant Director, Roswell Museum and Art Center, New Mexico
  • Curator, Nicolaysen Museum, Casper, Wyoming
  • Ph.D. candidate, History of Art, University of California, Berkeley
  • Independent curator, Chico, California
  • Associate Curator of Special Initiatives, Los Angeles County Museum of Art
  • Curator/Founder, The Company, Los Angeles, California
  • Director of Exhibitions, Publications, Programs, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles
  • Editor, East of Borneo, California Institute of the Arts, Los Angeles, California
  • Director, China Art Objects Galleries, Los Angeles
  • Senior Curator, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, California
  • Independent critic/curator, Oakland, California
  • Assistant Curator in Architecture, SF MOMA, San Francisco, California
  • Senior Exhibitions Manager, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, California
  • Manager of Adult Public Programs, Seattle Art Museum

Worldwide:

  • Curator, Southern Alberta Art Gallery, Canada
  • Interim Director, Centre for Art Tapes, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
  • Curator, The Maclaren Art Center, Barrie, Ontario, Canada
  • Elizabeth Simonfay Curatorial Resident, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Canada
  • Independent curator, Quebec, Canada
  • Curator, Gallery TPW, Toronto, Canada
  • Ontario Manager of Culture Days, Toronto, Canada
  • Arts Faculty, Master’s Program in Visual Arts, Morelos State University, Mexico City
  • Coordinator, Sala de Arte Público Siqueiros (SAPS), LaTallera, Mexico City
  • Independent curator, Mexico City
  • Faculty, MA Program in Cultural Administration, U. of Puerto Rico:
  • Associate Curator of the third San Juan Poly/Graphic Triennial (April 2012)
  • Independent curator, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Developing contemporary art program, Universidad Torcuato di Tella, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Doctoral Fellow, National Council of Scientific Research (CONICET), Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Artistic Director, Mercosur Biennale, Brazil
  • PhD Program, Art History, and Criticism, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Independent Curator, São Paulo, Brazil
  • Curator, INCUBO, Santiago, Chile
  • Faculty, Art Department, Universidad de los Andes, Bogota, Columbia
  • Exhibitions Manager, Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, UK
  • Assistant Curator, Tate Modern, London
  • Ph.D. program, Goldsmith’s College, University of London
  • Curator of Exhibitions, Kettle’s Yard, University of Cambridge, England
  • Independent curator; Reader, Curatorial Resource for New Media Art, University of Sunderland, UK
  • Curator, Espai 13 (2011-2012), Fundació Joan Miró, Barcelona, Spain
  • Director of Studies and Publications, Sociedad Estatal de Conmemoraciones Culturales, Madrid, Spain
  • Independent curator and critic, Ph.D. program, Madrid, Spain
  • Independent curator, Malaga, Spain
  • Exhibitions Coordinator, Centre for Fine Arts, Brussels, Belgium
  • Assistant Curator, Centre Pompidou-Metz, France
  • Independent curator, Berlin, Germany
  • Curator of Painting & Sculpture, Sprengel Museum, Hannover, Germany
  • Head of Department, Documenta und Museum, Kassel, Germany
  • Independent curator; Founder of Peep-Hole, Milan, Italy
  • Independent curator, Rome, Italy
  • Independent curator, 2007 Curatorial Residency, Fondazione Sandretto re Rebaudengo, Torino, Italy
  • Curator, Sandretto Re Rebaudengo Foundation for Art, Turin, Italy
  • Curator in Residence, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turín, Italy
  • Director of Publications, BAK, basis for actuele kunst, Utrecht, Netherlands
  • Curator of Contemporary Art, National Museum of Art, Architecture & Design, Norway
  • Acting Chief Curator, Henie Onstad Art Center, Oslo, Norway
  • Faculty, Film Academy, Prague, Czech Republic
  • Curator, Ludwig Museum of Contemporary Art, Budapest
  • Co-Director, Rampa Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Independent curator, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Curator, Arsenal Gallery, Bailystok, Poland
  • Faculty, University of Gdansk, Poland
  • Director, Marat Guelman Gallery, Kiev, Ukraine
  • Founder, Durban Declaration Programme of Action Watch Group, Duban, South Africa
  • Creative Director, Center for Historical Reinactment,; Lecture, Wits School of
  • Arts, Division of Visual Arts, Johannesburg, South Africa.
  • Performance Artist and Director, Joey Chang Art Consulting, Beijing, China
  • Independent curator and critic, Hong Kong
  • Art+Lounge Dibang, Seoul, Korea
  • Curatorial Team, Art center Nabi, Seoul, Korea
  • Ph.D program, Visual Culture Studies, Seoul, Korea