Director of the Graduate Program
Johanna was appointed Director of the Graduate Program at CCS Bard in July 2010; she is a New York-based art historian and critic and has written extensively on postwar and contemporary art for numerous publications, including Artforum, Parkett, and Texte zur Kunst; and she is the editor of Cindy Sherman (2006), a collection of critical essays on the artist for MIT Press’s October Files series. Burton’s other recent writings include texts on the women-only art magazine Eau de Cologne (published in Witness to Her Art, eds. Rhea Anastas and Michael Brenson, Center for Curatorial Studies, 2006) and Lee Lozano (on the occasion of the artist’s inclusion in an exhibition curated by Helen Molesworth at the Wexner Center in Columbus, Ohio, in Spring 2008); and she has written catalogue essays for recent career survey exhibitions of Dara Birnbaum, Mel Bochner, and Mary Heilmann. Upcoming publications include a major essay on Cindy Sherman for that artist’s retrospective at MoMA in 2012; a text surveying theories of identity in relation to art practices of the 1980s for Helen Molesworth’s exhibition, This Will Have Been: Art, Love, and Politics in the 1980s, which will open at the MCA Chicago in February 2012. Burton is co-curator (with Elisabeth Sussman) for the Whitney Museum’s survey exhibition of Sherrie Levine, Fall 2011; and she is working on an exhibition around legacies of institutional cirtique with Anne Ellegood, to open at the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles in 2013. She was Associate Director and Senior Faculty Member at the Whitney Independent Study Program in New York from June 2008—July 2010.