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  • Carin Kuoni

  • Carin Kuoni
    Senior Director and Chief Curator of Vera List Center for Art and Politics 

    Carin Kuoni (M.A. University of Zurich; B.A. Sorbonne) is a curator, writer, and arts administrator whose work examines how contemporary artistic practices reflect and inform social, political, and cultural conditions. She is the Senior Director and Chief Curator of the Vera List Center for Art and Politics at The New School and Assistant Professor of Visual Studies at the university. From 1998 to 2003, she was director of exhibitions at Independent Curators International (ICI) and from 1992 to 1997 director of The Swiss Institute.

    A founding member of the artists' collective REPOhistory, Kuoni has curated and co-curated numerous transdisciplinary exhibitions on issues such as contemporary Native American identity and colonial, 19th-century portraiture (Red River Crossings, Swiss Institute); democratic, participatory processes (OURS: Democracy in the Age of Branding, Parsons School of Design); artistic and social networks (The Grand Tour, Swiss Institute; #searchunderoccupy, Parsons); new notions of transient and temporary spaces (Thin Skin, ICI traveling exhibition); or agency (The Puppet Show, ICA Philadelphia et al; Post-Speculation, P!, New York). Many are accompanied by exhibition catalogues.

    Kuoni is editor and co-editor of several anthologies, among them Energy Plan for the Western Man: Joseph Beuys in America (Four Walls Eight Windows); Words of Wisdom: A Curator's Vademecum (ICI), Considering Forgiveness (Vera List Center), Speculation, Now (VLC/Duke University Press), Entry Points: The Vera List Center Field Guide to Art and Social Justice (Duke University Press/VLC, Assuming Boycott: Resistance, Agency, and Cultural Production (VLC), and ART. An Index to (see also POLITICS): 25 Years of Vera List Center Fellowships (VLC).

    Kuoni is the recipient of a 2014 Andy Warhol Foundation Curatorial Fellowship, directed SITAC XII: Arte, justamente in Mexico City in 2015, and is a Travel Companion for the 57th Carnegie International in 2018.

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