Close
Close

Search Results

Search using the field above
Back to top
Loading previous position
Scroll to previous position
Lauren Cornell
Director of the Graduate Program and Chief Curator
Lauren Cornell
Lauren Cornell is the Director of the Graduate Program and Chief Curator at the Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College. At CCS Bard, Cornell has organized multiple monographic surveys, including Daniel Steegmann Mangrané: A Transparent Leaf Instead of a Mouth, Nil Yalter: Exile is a Hard Job (co-organized with the Museum Ludwig), Leidy Churchman: Crocodile, Sky Hopinka: Centers of Somewhere (forthcoming, fall 2020), as well as the group exhibition Invisible Adversaries (2016) with Tom Eccles. In fall 2019, she co-curated Phantom Plane: Cyberpunk in the Year of the Future at Tai Kwun Contemporary in partnership with CCS Bard. Before becoming Director of the Graduate Program, she was involved with CCS Bard as visiting faculty and as a member of the Graduate Committee. Previously, Cornell was the Curator and Associate Director of Technology Initiatives at the New Museum. She curated the 2015 New Museum Triennial, with artist Ryan Trecartin, and the 2009 New Museum Triennial, with Massimiliano Gioni and Laura Hoptman. At the New Museum, she also curated Beatriz Santiago Munoz: Song, Strategy, Sign, with Johanna Burton and Sara O’Keeffe (2016); Walking, Drifting, Dragging (2013); and Free (2010); and organized over fifty performances, screenings, and conversations and commissioned over one hundred works in a variety of mediums, including sculpture, painting, photography, installation, and video, as well as browser-based work and virtual reality. From 2005–2012, Cornell served as Executive Director of Rhizome, an organization that commissions, exhibits, and preserves art engaged with technology. While at Rhizome, she founded the annual conference Seven on Seven, in 2010, and, cofounded Open Score, an annual forum exploring issues in art and technology, in 2016. From 2002–2004, she served as executive director of Ocularis, a now-closed cinema in Brooklyn. She is a coeditor, with Ed Halter, of Mass Effect: Art and the Internet in the Twenty-First Century (New Museum and MIT Press, 2015), and has contributed to numerous exhibition catalogues and art magazines, including ArtReview, Aperture, Frieze, Mousse, North Drive Press, and the Paris Review. Cornell is the recipient of ArtTable’s 2017 New Leadership Award.