Elizabeth M. Grady
Elizabeth M. Grady, Ph.D., is a curator and critic, and is the inaugural Director of Programs at A Blade of Grass, an organization that supports socially engaged art. She was Program Manager of smARTpower, a U.S. State-Department program run by the Bronx Museum which sent fifteen artists to fifteen countries to do 6-week art projects which engaged local communities (2010-2012). She curated Proyecto Paladar, a large-scale participatory food-based installation project for the 11th Bienal de la Habana, which opened in May 2012, and wrote the book documenting the project, Ten Dinners in Havana (2013). The project continues in summer 2014 with This Aint Havana: Proyecto Paladar in Queens at the Queens Museum. She has been Adjunct Professor of Art History and in the Graduate School at FIT-SUNY since 2002. Recent projects include a 20-artist exhibition, The Situation, for the Moscow Biennale (2009), the Biennial of the Canary Islands (2009), and project coordination of a major Matthew Ritchie archiving and conservation project. She has curated numerous exhibitions in the United States, and has held curatorial positions in various institutions, including the Whitney Museum of American Art, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and the Museum of Modern Art, New York. Publications include Matthew Ritchie: More than the eye (Rizzoli, 2009) and The Situation (Moscow Biennale, 2009), and essays for numerous exhibition catalogues.