Curator, Rita Ackermann: The Aesthetic of Disappearance
February 2016 – January 2017, Malmo, Sweden
SMK – Statens Museum for Kunst
July 2014 – June 2016, Copenhagen, Denmark
Supported the Danish National Gallery (SMK) with exhibition planning, securing artwork loans and partnership fundraising. Assisted American Friends of SMK (AFSMK) with fundraising and planning of Vilhelm Hammershøi exhibition in New York. Developed and implemented the concept for the exhibition to travel to The Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO), Toronto, Canada.
2015 – 2016, Copenhagen, Denmark
Hauser & Wirth
Curator, Lee Bontecou: Works on Paper
2013, Zurich, Switzerland
Knoedler & Company
2000 – 2009, New York
Curated exhibitions. Consulted museums internationally regarding loans of artwork and exhibitions. Organized loans to Art in Embassies (Great Britain, Brazil, Denmark, The Netherlands, Romania, among others.) Implemented and managed complete renovation of a landmarked, historic seven-story building in collaboration with architects, engineers, contractors and Landmark Preservation. Oversaw all art fair applications, stand logistics and communication (Art Basel, Art Basel Miami, The Armory Fair).
President and Executive Director
1985 – 2000, New York
A not for profit 501(c)3 foundation giving grants to artists and arts organizations.
Developed strategic planning and goals for the foundation.
Organized all fundraising through private individuals, companies and other foundations.
Oversaw grant and award giving that supported artists, exhibitions, contemporary dance, architecture and research.
Donated artwork to The Metropolitan Museum of Art, MOMA (New York), The Guggenheim Museum (New York), The Carnegie Museum of Art (Pittsburgh), Des Moines Art Center (Des Moines), The Museum of Contemporary Art, MOCA (Los Angeles), among others.
Sean Scully Studios
1985 – 2000, New York and London
Ran all financial matters and coordinated exhibitions with museums globally.
Implemented and oversaw complete renovation of a historic 8,500 square foot building in Chelsea. Converting a factory building into an artist’s studio in collaborations with architects, engineers and contractors. Obtained zoning and change of use through negotiations with New York City, Department of Buildings.
PS1 MoMA, The Museum of Modern Art
Curator, Program Director and Director International Studio Program
1978 – 1985, New York
Curated solo and thematic group exhibitions.
Coordinated exhibitions with external curators in art, architecture, film, video, photography, site-specific works, installations and fashion.
Oversaw the selections committees and day to day operations of the international studio program with artists from Australia, Austria, Germany, Holland, Japan, Sweden, among others.
Assistant to Diane Waldman, Chief Curator
1977 – 1978, New York
Mark Rothko retrospective exhibition: Researched and secured loans from museums and private collections.
68 Square Metres, Copenhagen, Denmark, July 2015 – Present
Danish American Chamber of Commerce, New York, 2007 – 2012
Sarah Skaggs Modern Dance Company, New York, 1994 – 2001
Exit Art, New York, 1988 – 1998
Honors and Awards:
Rebildselskabet, The Rebild Society
NYU Stern School of Business, Business Administration and Management, 1999 - 2000
Aarhus Universitet, Institute for Art History, 1973 – 1977
Hasseris Gymnasium, 1970 – 1973
Danish, English, German