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Meredith Johnson is a curator and Director of Consulting at Creative Time. She came to Creative Time in 2007, where she has curated and produced such projects as Spencer Finch’s The River That Flows Both Ways, Pae White’s Self Roaming, Stephen Vitiello’s A Bell for Every Minute, and the 2010 Creative Time Art Basel Miami Beach Oceanfront Nights Program in collaboration with the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, Museo Tamayo in Mexico City, 032c in Berlin, and Tramway in Glasgow. She spearheaded a series of artist chef collaborations in 2011, including seasonal interventions by Marina Abramović, Paul Ramírez Jonas, Janine Antoni, and Michael Rakowitz, and recently co-curated a program of commissioned video works for MTV’s Art Breaks, presented by Creative Time, MoMA PS1 and MTV. Johnson has also led the organization’s advising work on arts programming in such cities as Louisville, KY; Seattle, WA; Dallas, TX; and Chicago, IL. In addition to her work at Creative Time, Johnson was a curator at Artists Space in New York from 2007–2009. Prior to coming to Creative Time, she was the Assistant Director at Minetta Brook, an organization that presented projects like Robert Smithson’s Floating Island to Travel Around Manhattan Island and Watershed: The Hudson Valley Art Project. Johnson received her BA in Art from St. Mary’s College of Maryland and her MA in Curatorial Practice from the California College of the Arts.
New York based artist David Brooks, in conversation with curator Meredith Johnson, will discuss his past work and current projects.read more »