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Erica F. Battle
Alumni 2006
Erica Battle

CCS Bard ‘06

Erica F. Battle is the John Alchin and Hal Marryatt Associate Curator of Contemporary Art at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, where she has worked since 2006. Her curatorial work focuses on artistic production from the neo avant-garde until today, particularly rooted in global art histories, the intersections of sound and performance with traditional media, and the function of contemporary art within encyclopedic museums. Select exhibitions and projects include: Rachel Rose (2018), the inaugural Future Fields Commission in Time-Based Media, a collaborative initiative between the PMA and the Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo in Turin, Italy; Bruce Nauman: Contrapposto Studies, I through VII (exhibition Fall 2016; co-editor of book in Winter 2018); the Philadelphia presentation of International Pop, a major exhibition originating from the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis (2015-16); Allora & Calzadilla: Intervals, a collaboration between the PMA and the Fabric Workshop and Museum (2015); Dancing around the Bride: Cage, Cunningham, Johns, Rauschenberg, and Duchamp (2012); and Bruce Nauman: Topological Gardens, the official U.S. entry to the 53rd Venice Biennale, which garnered the Golden Lion for Best National Participation in 2009. .