Rachel Cook is the Artistic Director of On the Boards, a Contemporary Performance Center in Seattle. Prior to On the Boards, Cook was Curator at DiverseWorks in Houston, Texas where she commissioned projects by Keren Cytter, Danielle Dean, Kate Gilmore, Chelsea Knight, Kristin Lucas, Liz Magic Laser, Wu Tsang, Heather Rowe, taisha paggett, Sondra Perry, Shelia Pepe, Julien Prévieux, and Mark Tribe. Additionally, Cook curated a number of group exhibitions and performance pieces including What Shall We Do Next? that considered ideas of the real in relation to physical materials, technology, and advertising. Also, The School for the Movement of the Technicolor People, a large-scale installation and performance platform by Los Angeles-based artist taisha paggett and WXPT in collaboration with Ashley Hunt and Kim Zumpfe in which the question, What is a Black dance curriculum today? was posed with local company members. In 2015 she received a Curatorial Fellowship from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts to research?a series of?Walker Evans photographs from the African Negro Art?exhibition at MoMA?in 1935. Cook holds a MA from the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College and a BFA from the San Francisco Art Institute. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of the National Performance Network.
Simeon Barclay, installation view of The Feast Wagon, The Tetley, Leeds, 2015. Photo by Jules Lister. The Liverpool Biennial Associate Artists Programme is a three-year partnership led by the Biennial with ICI and CACTUS gallery in Liverpool. The program offers 10 artists based in the North of England an international framework for artistic development and […]read more »
Fall 2014 Curatorial Intensive Public Symposium: Tuesday, September 30, 2014 27:30pm ICI Curatorial Hub 401 Broadway, Suite 1620 New York, NY 10013 FREE Join ICI and the Fall 2014 Curatorial Intensive participants on September 30 for a public symposium where the participants will present their exhibition and project proposals that they have developed throughout the […]read more »