Contact and Staff

The Vera List Center for Art and Politics at The New School
Alvin Johnson-J.M. Kaplan Hall
66 West 12th Street, room 918
New York, New York 10011

Phone: 212.229.2436
Email: vlc@newschool.edu


Carin Kuoni, Director
The Vera List Center is directed by Carin Kuoni (MA, University of Zurich; BA, Sorbonne). An art historian by education and a curator and critic by practice, Kuoni was previously director of exhibitions at Independent Curators International (ICI) and director of the Swiss Institute New York. She has curated and co-curated more than 20 international exhibitions and has written for a number of international publications. A founding member of the artists' collective REPOhistory, she is the editor of Energy Plan for the Western Man: Joseph Beuys in America (New York: Four Walls Eight Windows, 1990 [paperback 1993]), and Words of Wisdom: A Curator's Vade Mecum on Contemporary Art (New York: ICI, 2001). Kuoni's exhibition The Puppet Show (co-curated with Ingrid Schaffner) toured nationally from 2008 to 2009; in 2008, she also curated OURS: Democracy in the Age of Branding for Parsons The New School for Design.

Annie Shaw, Senior Office Assistant
Administrative support for the Vera List Center is provided by Annie Shaw (MFA, Columbia; BA, Washington University). Before joining the Vera List Center in 2010, Shaw co-organized the Visiting Artists Lecture Series at Columbia University and worked as a program assistant at Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions. As an artist and community organizer, she conceived and produced a five-year site-specific project series, Leefahsalung, at the New China Town Barber Shop. Shaw is a founding board member of Outpost for Contemporary Art. Her work has been shown at La Casa Enciendida of Madrid, LAXART, and Monte Vista Projects.

Julie Hartshorn-Snavely, Archivist and Special Projects Administrator
Management and oversight of the Vera List Center archives is provided by Julie Hartshorn-Snavely (BA, Ohio State University), who also administers and conducts research for ad hoc projects at the center. Before joining the Vera List Center in 2008, she worked in finance. Hartshorn-Snavely was appointed Vera List Center archivist in spring 2010.

Curatorial Interns for Summer 2011
Sonia Louise Davis, artist and curator, BA (with honors) in African American Studies: Visual Art and Music from Wesleyan University
Helena Vilalta, curator and writer, MA (with distinction) in Curating Contemporary Art from the Royal College of Art, London