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Hanes Visiting Artist Lecture Series: Ruba Katrib
February 8, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
NOTE: The date for this lecture has changed from February 6 to February 8.
Ruba Katrib was recently appointed as a curator for MoMA PS1. She was previously the SculptureCenter’s Curator and was responsible for organizing exhibitions, educational and public programs, publications, and for coordinating all aspects of program presentation. At SculptureCenter she produced the group shows The Eccentrics (2015), Puddle, Pothole, Portal (2014) (co-curated with artist Camille Henrot), Better Homes (2013), and A Disagreeable Object (2012). Recent solo shows include exhibitions with Rochelle Goldberg (2016), Anthea Hamilton, Gabriel Sierra, Magali Reus, Michael E. Smith, and Erika Verzutti (all 2015). In her previous post as the Associate Curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), North Miami, she organized several solo and group exhibitions including The Reach of Realism (2009), which explored the traditions of realism within the digital age, as well as the first museum retrospectives of Cory Arcangel and Claire Fontaine (both 2010). Katrib has contributed texts for a number of publications and periodicals including Art in America, Parkett, and cura. magazine. She has also co-curated with Tom Eccles, Visitors, a group exhibition of public art on Governors Island, New York (2015). She is a “Companion” 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. She publishes and lectures widely on contemporary art and artists.
An endowment established in 1983 through the generosity of Nancy and Robin Hanes supports the Art Department’s Visiting Artist Series. This important program brings both established and emerging artists to campus to discuss their work in public lectures and to offer individual critiques to our M.F.A. students. The Hanes Visiting Artist series greatly enriches both our academic programs and our outreach to the wider community. All lectures are free and open to the public.