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Alicia Ritson is a NYC based curator and writer. She was the Marcia Tucker Senior Research Fellow at the New Museum 2013-2017, where she curated “Pursuing the Unpredictable: The New Museum 1977-2017” (2017), and co-curated “A.K. Burns: The Resource Room” (2017), “Cheryl Donegan: Scenes + Commercials” (2016), “Histories of Sexuality” (2015), “Chris Ofili: When Shadows Where Shortest” (2014), and “The Center for Temporary Translation” (2014), among others. At other venues her exhibitions have included “Kelly Nipper: Circle Circle” (2013), and “A Sudden, Sharp, Hot Stink of Fox” (2012), both at CCS Bard, Annandale-on-Hudson; “These Gifts Must Always Move” (2010), at Sutton Gallery Project Space, Melbourne; and “In Lieu of Unity/En lugar de la unidad” (2010), at Ballroom Marfa, TX, where she was Associate Curator 2006-2010. Ritson received an MA from the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College, where her thesis examined Heidegger’s concept of “animal captivation” as a means for understanding world-building. She is co-editor of the forthcoming volume Out of Bounds: The Collected Writings of Marcia Tucker, (MIT Press and New Museum) and her writing has been published in exhibition catalogues as well as Artforum, Kaleidoscope, New York Magazine, and Art & Australia.