Erica Battle

Erica F. Battle is the John Alchin and Hal Marryatt Associate Curator of Contemporary Art at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Her curatorial work focuses on artistic production from the neo avant-garde until today, with interests particularly rooted in global art histories, the intersections of sound and performance with traditional media, and the role of contemporary art within encyclopedic museums. Select projects include: Agnes Martin: The Untroubled Mind (2018); Rachel Rose: Wil-o-Wisp the inaugural Future Fields Commission in Time-Based Media, a collaborative initiative between the PMA and the Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo in Turin, Italy (exhibition and publication 2018); Bruce Nauman: Contrapposto Studies, I through VII (exhibition 2016; publication 2018); the Philadelphia presentation of International Pop, a major exhibition originating from the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis (2015-16); Allora & Calzadilla: Intervals, a collaboration between the PMA and the Fabric Workshop and Museum(2015); Dancing around the Bride: Cage, Cunningham, Johns, Rauschenberg, and Duchamp (exhibition and publication 2012); and Bruce Nauman: Topological Gardens, the official U.S. entry to the 53rd Venice Biennale, which garnered the Golden Lion for Best National Participation in 2009.

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International Research

This course, developed with the Philadelphia Exhibitions Initiative (PEI) for 8 curators based in the Philadelphia area, focuses on looking at how to extend networks and develop research practices that can enhance participants’ current curatorial practices.

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