Nato Thompson joined Creative Time in January 2007. Since then, Thompson, who is Chief Curator, has organized such major Creative Time projects as The Creative Time Summit (20092013), Kara Walkers A Subtlety (2014), Suzanne Lacys Between the Door and the Street (2013), Nick Caves HEARDNY (2013), Trevor Paglens The Last Pictures (2012), Living as Form (2011), Paul Ramirez Jonass Key to the City (2010), Jeremy Dellers It is What it is (2009, with New Museum curators Laura Hoptman and Amy Mackie), Democracy in America: The National Campaign (2008), and Paul Chans Waiting for Godot in New Orleans (2007), among others. Previously, he worked as Curator at MASS MoCA, where he completed numerous large-scale exhibitions, including The Interventionists: Art in the Social Sphere (2004), with a catalogue distributed by MIT Press. His writings have appeared in numerous publications, BookForum, Frieze, Art Forum, Parkett, Cabinet, and The Journal of Aesthetics and Protest among them. In 2005, he received the Art Journal Award for distinguished writing. For Independent Curators International (ICI), Thompson curated the exhibition Experimental Geography, with a book available from Melville House Publishing. His book Seeing Power: Socially Engaged Art in the Age of Cultural Production is forthcoming from Melville House in 2013.
Living As Form (The Nomadic Version) at TheCube Project Space
On View June 29 September 29, 2013 June 29 August 11 Part I International Papers (???) Opening Reception on Saturday, June 29 from 4-6 pm August 24 September 29 Part II Local Papers (???) Opening Reception on Saturday, August 24 Initially curated by Creative Time chief curator Nato Thompson, Living […]read more »
Seminario Fundación Cisneros
Friday, November 9, 2012 8:30am – 12 noon ICI Curatorial Hub 401 Broadway, Suite 1620 New York, NY 10013 The Betrayal of the Contemporary: Activations, Suspensions, and Projections of the Contemporary in Art Join ICI at the Curatorial Hub this Friday as we livestream the 2nd Edition of the Seminario Fundación Cisneros: The Betrayal of […]read more »
Peoples Biennial proposes an alternative to the standard contemporary art biennial and questions the often-exclusionary selection process of biennial curation. Organized by artist Harrell Fletcher and Jens Hoffmann, Director, Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, CCA, and produced by Independent Curators International (ICI), the traveling exhibition examines the work of artists who operate outside the MFA […]read more »
The Critical Edge of Curating
Maurizio Cattelan, Novecento, 1997. Taxidermied horse, leather saddle, rope, and pulley, 201.2 x 271.3 x 68.6 cm. © Maurizio Cattelan. Photo: Paolo Pellion di Persano, courtesy the artist Co-organized by Nancy Spector, Deputy Director and Chief Curator, and curator of Maurizio Cattelan: All, and Kate Fowle, Executive Director, Independent Curators International (ICI). Curators from around […]read more »