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Kate Kraczon

Kate Kraczon is the Director of Exhibitions and Chief Curator of the Brown Arts Institute / David Winton Bell Gallery at Brown University. Joining Brown in fall 2019 as Curator, Kraczon oversees the Brown Arts Institute’s exhibition program, which includes the Bell and its collection of over 7,000 works in List Art Center, the Cohen Gallery in the Granoff Center for the Creative Arts, and Brown’s robust Public Art program. As a member of the BAI leadership team, Kraczon works closely with Artistic Director Avery Willis-Hoffman to build programs across campus and within the Lindemann Performing Arts Center. Kraczon is also involved in many aspects of the BAI’s academic program. Previously the Laporte Associate Curator at the Institute for Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania from 2008-2019, she organized over thirty exhibitions while at ICA, including Ree Morton’s first major retrospective in the United States in over three decades (2018), and collaborated with ICA curator Alex Klein on an exhibition of work by Suki Seokyeong Kang (2018). Kraczon curated the first museum exhibition of work by Becky Suss, as well as a survey of Angel Nevarez and Valerie Tevere’s collaborative practice. She organized Basel Abbas and Ruanne Abou-Rahme’s project The Incidental Insurgents (2012–present) at ICA (2015), and commissioned the major video installation Easternsports (2014) by Alex Da Corte and Jayson Musson. In 2014 Kraczon oversaw the museum’s fiftieth anniversary exhibition, ICA@50.