Jen Mergel: 2005

Jen Mergel (2005) was appointed as the Beal Family Senior Curator of Contemporary Art at The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston in 2010. In this position she has helped develop the Museum’s new contemporary art galleries in the Linde Family Wing, which opened in September 2011. Prior to joining the MFA, Mergel was the associate curator at the Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) in Boston. While at the ICA Mergel organized numerous exhibitions, including Acting Out: Social Experiments in Video (2009), and Tara Donovan (2008–2009), the sculptor’s first museum survey, for which Mergel served as co-curator with Nicholas Baume. Mergel has also served in various curatorial capacities at the Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College, for the 2004 Whitney Biennial, and at the Addison Gallery of American Art at Phillips Academy, Andover, MA