Vivian Crockett is currently Curator of Contemporary Art at the New Museum. Previously, she was the Nancy and Tim Hanley Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art at the Dallas Museum of Art (DMA) where she curated Guadalupe Rosales: Drifting on a Memory and a project exhibition with Jammie Holmes and co-curated Slip Zone: A New Look at Postwar Abstraction in the Americas and East Asia, two permanent collection exhibitions, and a presentation of Arthur Jafa: Love is the Message, The Message is Death. Prior to the DMA, Crockett was a Joan Tisch Teaching Fellow at the Whitney Museum of American Art and an Andrew W. Mellon Museum Research Consortium Fellow in the department of Media and Performance Art at The Museum of Modern Art, where she provided research and curatorial support for the exhibition Judson Dance Theater: The Work Is Never Done (2018) and co-organized the 2018 Museum Research Consortium. She previously worked as a research associate at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and as an independent curator with various organizations including Visual AIDS, for whom she co-curated the 2017 Day With(out) Art: Alternate Endings, Radical Beginnings. A PhD candidate in art history at Columbia University, she holds a BA in art history from Stanford University and an MA and MPhil in art history from Columbia.