Image: Curatorial Forum participants, September 12–15, 2017.
Curatorial Forum | EXPO CHICAGO
September 27–30, 2018
Developed by EXPO CHICAGO and ICI, the Curatorial Forum offers a group of mid-career and established curators, working independently or with an institutional affiliation, the opportunity to engage with their peers and explore significant issues relating to curating, programming, institution-building and audience engagement. For its third year, The Curatorial Forum will once again feature a series of invitational sessions focused on critical questions relevant to contemporary practice and context, led by internationally recognized leaders in the field.
The Curatorial Forum will open with a keynote presentation by Jochen Volz, Director of the Pinacoteca de São Paulo, for Forum participants, Chicago professionals and other visiting curators, and will feature a series of closed-door sessions focused on critical questions relevant to contemporary practice and context, led by internationally recognized leaders in the field. The session topics include “Accessibility,” “Race, Representation, Social Justice,” “Labor Conditions,” “Critical Regionalism,” among others. This year the Forum will conclude with an Assembly bringing all participants together to further invest into the knowledge exchanged during the program and to foster regional professional networks and collaborations across the American cultural landscape.
Jochen Volz (Director of the Pinacoteca de São Paulo)
Session leaders include:
Dean Daderko (Curator, the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston)
Candice Hopkins (Co-curator of the forthcoming SITE Santa Fe Biennial)
Amy Sadao (Daniel W. Dietrich II Director, ICA Philadelphia)
Katie A. Pfohl (Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, New Orleans Museum of Art)
Participants of this convening include:
Mara Baldwin | Handwerker Gallery Director
Andrea Barnwell Brownlee | Spelman College of Fine Art Director
Rachel Cook | On the Boards Artistic Director
Eric Crosby | Carnegie Museum of Art Richard Armstrong Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art
Ryan Dennis | Project Row Houses Curator and Programs Director
Sally Frater | Ulrich Museum of Art Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art
Elizabeth Gessel | Museum of the African Diaspora Director of Public Programs
Marcela Guerrero | Whitney Museum of American Art Assistant Curator
Andria Hickey | Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland Senior Curator
Henriette Huldisch | MIT List Visual Arts Center Director of Exhibitions and Curator
Naima Keith | California African American Museum Deputy Director and Chief Curator
Lucy Mensah | Visiting Assistant Professor of Museum & Exhibition Studies at University of Illinois in Chicago’s School of Art & Art History
Srimoyee Mitra | Stamps Gallery Director
Sofía Gallisá Muriente | Beta-Local Co-Director
Kim Nguyen | CCA Wattis Curator and Head of Programs
Karen Patterson | John Michael Kohler Arts Center Senior Curator
Gabriel Ritter | Minneapolis Institute of Art Curator of Contemporary Art
Joey Yates | Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft Curator
The 2018 Curatorial Forum was made possible, in part, by Art Design Chicago, an initiative of the Terra Foundation for American Art; Sotheby’s; Terry Dowd Inc.; and Willis Towers Watson.