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Ruba Katrib
Graduate Committee, Alumni 2007
Ruba Katrib
Photo credit: Maria Fonti

CCS Bard ‘07

Ruba Katrib is Curator at MoMA PS1 in New York. From 2012 - 2018 she was Curator at SculptureCenter in New York. At MoMA PS1 she has curated solo exhibitions with Fernando Palma Rodríguez and Julia Phillips (2018). At SculptureCenter, she organized the group exhibitions 74 million million million tons (2018) (co-curated with artist Lawrence Abu-Hamdan), The Eccentrics (2015), Puddle, pothole, portal (2014) (co-curated with artist Camille Henrot), Better Homes (2013), and A Disagreeable Object (2012); and solo shows of the work of Carissa Rodriguez (2018), Kelly Akashi, Sam Anderson, Teresa Burga, Cercle d’Art des Travailleurs de Plantation Congolaise (CATPC), Nicola L., Charlotte Prodger (all 2017), Rochelle Goldberg, Aki Sasamoto, Cosima von Bonin (all 2016), Anthea Hamilton, Araya Rasdjarmrearnsook, Magali Reus, Gabriel Sierra, Michael E. Smith, Erika Verzutti (all 2015), David Douard, and Jumana Manna (both 2014). Katrib was co-founder of the residency and exhibition space Threewalls in Chicago, and has also held positions at the Renaissance Society and the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College, where she serves on the Graduate Committee. She was a research advisor for the 2018 Carnegie International and a member of the Advisory Board for Recess, a non-profit artist residency and exhibition space in New York. Katrib is one of the curators of SITE Santa Fe’s biennial, Casa Tomada, along with José Luis Blondet and Candice Hopkins, which opened in August 2018.

In 2010, Katrib was awarded a curatorial fellowship from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts to support research on artist-run educational platforms throughout Latin America for a project that included a symposium and publication. She regularly contributes texts to museum catalogues and to periodicals including Art in America, Artforum, Cura., Kaleidoscope, Parkett, and Mousse. Katrib frequently presents lectures and participates in panel discussions at universities and other institutions.