Lynne Cooke: 2006

Lynne Cooke was appointed Chief Curator and Deputy Director of the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid, in 2008. For more than a decade, Lynne Cooke’s exhibitions, essays, and other projects have been a vital force in the contemporary art world. Since 1991, she has been curator at Dia Art Foundation in New York. Cocurator of the 1991 Carnegie International and artistic director of the 1996 Sydney Biennial, she has curated exhibitions in numerous venues in the United States, Europe, and elsewhere. Cooke has taught at the Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College, and has been a visiting lecturer in the graduate fine art departments of Yale University, Columbia University, and many other schools. In 2000 she received the Independent Curators International Agnes Gund Curatorial Award. Among her numerous publications are recent essays on the works of Francis Alÿs, Rodney Graham, Zoe Leonard, Agnes Martin, Diana Thater, Blinky Palermo, Jorge Pardo, and Richard Serra.