In 2006, CCS Bard began a long-term curatorial residency program that allows visiting curators to spend from one semester to two years at the Center working with students in the graduate program and organizing exhibitions in the CCS Bard Galleries and the Hessel Museum of Art.  Trevor Smith, curator-in-residence from 2006 to 2008, worked with executive director Tom Eccles to organize Wrestle (2006-7), the inaugural exhibition of the Hessel Museum of Art, and curated the exhibition Martin Creed: Feelings in 2007. Subsequent curators-in-residence include Sofia Hernandez, Anna Paula Cohen, Anke Bangma, artist Josiah McElheny, Jan Debbaut, and artist Liam Gillick.

Sara Giannini, 2018

Laurie Cluitmans, 2017

Arnisa Zeqo, 2015

Arnisa Zeqo, 2015

Ana Paula Cohen

Christel Vesters, 2014

Montserrat Albores Gleason

Montserrat Albores Gleason, 2012

Liam Gillick

Liam Gillick, 2012

Ana Paula Cohen

Ana Paula Cohen, 2009-2010

Anke Bangma

Anke Bangma, 2009

Sofia Hernandez

Sofia Hernandez, 2008-2009

Trevor Smith

Trevor Smith, 2006-2008