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Katherine Cohn is a curator and producer finishing an M.A. degree in Columbia University’s Modern Critical and Curatorial Studies program. Prior to starting at Columbia, Cohn was Associate Curator at the Calder Foundation and co-founder of A.D. Projects, a curatorial collaborative dedicated to presenting the work of emerging American artists and experimental genres in alternative spaces. Cohn produced and co-curated the Calder Foundation’s 12-hour projects—continuous programming in non-traditional locations of cross-generational and cross-disciplinary works such as film, sound, static art installations and performance. Last year’s They Might Well Have Been Remnants of the Boat was presented in a neogothic refectory and featured works by artists such as Jack Goldstein, Christine Sun Kim, Sheila Hicks, Alejandro Guzman and Elka Krajewska vs. John Williams. The previous Oh, you mean cellophane and all that crap took place in a halted construction zone and featured works by artists such as Mary Ellen Bute, Alexandre Singh, C Spencer Yeh, Darren Bader, Aki Sasamoto and James Lee Byars. Cohn also produced and curated Derrick Adams’s Once Upon A Time…, Performa 13/Calder Foundation/ Salon 94, New York. Past work with A.D. Projects include co-producing Kenya Robinson’s A work performance for Monday Night, C24 Gallery, NY; co-curating and co-producing Reliquary/SUPERDARK, a project for the New Museum’s “Ideas City Festival” that also launched No Longer Empty and LES CB3’s “Empty Spaces Initiative”; CAMERA VIVANT, Central Utah Arts Center, Ephraim, UT; and group shows at nameless locations such as: Piles, After Dark 78 and After Dark 425.
In January 2015, ICI, in collaboration with Prospect New Orleans and CAC New Orleans, presents the inaugural Curatorial Intensive in New Orleans.read more »
Join the Curatorial Intensive participants on January 24, 2015 for a public symposium at CAC New Orleans.read more »