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Kari Conte is a curator and writer based in New York, where she is currently Director of Programs and Exhibitions at the International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP). She co-curated with Florence Ostende Retracing Exhibitions, Royal College of Art, London, 2009. Previously, she worked at Whitechapel Gallery, London and received an MA in Curating Contemporary Art at the Royal College of Art. She has curated or organized over 30 international exhibitions and has lectured on the history of exhibitions at Bard College and on residencies at the Goethe-Institut and the Sharjah Art Foundation. She is currently working on Brooklyn Commons, a series of artist pairings at ISCP and is editing the first monograph on artist Mierle Laderman Ukeles, which will focus on the artist’s “ballets for large machinery” to be published by Sternberg Press, Berlin and Kunstverein, Amsterdam.
Curators Kari Conte and Florence Ostende will take the documentation of the longest “exhibition in progress,” do it, as the starting point for a discussion on exhibition histories and the rise of self-reflexive exhibitions.read more »
In summer 2011, 10–14 curators from around the world were selected to participate in the Curatorial Intensive for a rigorous 8-day schedule of workshops, discussions, critiques, and presentations, as well as site visits to local institutions, private collections and artists’ studios.read more »