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Douglas Fogle, Curator
Douglas Fogle, curator of the 55th Carnegie International, has been curator of contemporary art at Carnegie Museum of Art since 2005. In this capacity, he has organized exhibitions in the museum’s Forum Gallery featuring the work of Luisa Lambri, Ernesto Neto, Phil Collins, Rivane Neuenschwander, and Lowry Burgess. From 1994 to 2005, Fogle was on the curatorial staff of the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis. At the Walker, he initiated a series of exhibitions with emerging artists, solo exhibitions with Catherine Opie and Julie Mehretu, and a number of group exhibitions, including Stills: Emerging Photography in the 1990s (1997); Painting at the Edge of the World (2001, cat.); The Last Picture Show: Artists Using Photography, 1960-1982 (2003-2004, cat.); and Andy Warhol/Supernova: Stars, Deaths, and Disasters, 1962-1964 (2005, cat.) Fogle’s 2007 publications include: “Loving the Alien,” in Stephan Berg, ed., The Absence of Mark Manders; “Denied Parole: Douglas Fogle on the Art of Ryan Gander,” Artforum; and “Learning from Lascaux,” in Katrina M. Brown, ed., Richard Wright. [Watch a video interview with Douglas Fogle in the Audio/Video Library]
Heather Pesanti, Assistant Curator
Heather Pesanti is assistant curator of contemporary art at Carnegie Museum of Art. In addition to her involvement in the 2008 Carnegie International, she participated in the reinstallation of the museum’s permanent collection and organized Forum Gallery exhibitions on artists Jonathan Borofsky and Rivane Neuenschwander. In 2008, Pesanti was guest curator for Illustrations of Catastrophe and Remote Times at the Mattress Factory in Pittsburgh; she has also been adjunct professor at Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Art. Pesanti came to Pittsburgh from the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, where she was the 2005 Marjorie Susman Curatorial Fellow and was responsible for organizing two installments in the museum’s ongoing emerging artists series, 12x12: New Artists, New Work. A 1997 graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, Pesanti earned masters degrees in cultural anthropology at the University of Oxford, England, and in modern/contemporary art history at New York University’s Institute of Fine Arts. [Watch a video interview with Heather Pesanti in the Audio/Video Library]
Karin Campbell, Departmental Assistant
Karin Campbell joined the Contemporary Art Department at Carnegie Museum of Art as Departmental Assistant in December 2006 after assisting in the museum’s Education Department for six months. She attended College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts, graduating in May 2006 with a B.A. in Art History and Political Science. In addition to working in Carnegie Museum of Art’s Education Department for two summers during college, Karin interned in the External Affairs Department at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, the Smithsonian’s modern and contemporary art museum.
Max Andrews, Catalogue Co-Author
Max Andrews is a curator and writer based in Barcelona, Spain. He is one half of the curatorial office Latitudes (www.LTTDS.org), whose projects include the exhibitions Greenwashing. Environment: Perils, Promises, and Perplexities, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin (2008); Extraordinary Rendition, Nogueras Blanchard, Barcelona (2007); the publication LAND, ART: A Cultural Ecology Handbook (2006); and the symposium for the 8th Sharjah Biennial, United Arab Emirates, 2007. He was a curatorial fellow at the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis (2003–2004), and special projects curatorial assistant to the director, Tate Collection, London (2004–2005). He is a regular writer for Frieze and has contributed to books such as Henrik Håkansson (2005) and Day for Night: Whitney Biennial 2006 (2006).
The members of the 2008 Carnegie International advisory committee, all outstanding leaders in the contemporary art world, were selected to serve as consultants and critical reviewers for Douglas Fogle, curator of contemporary art at Carnegie Museum of Art, as he organized the 2008 Carnegie International. In addition to their contributions as advisors to the exhibition, they will also serve as the jury for the Carnegie Prize and Fine Prize.
Daniel Birnbaum, a native of Sweden, is director of the Städelschule Art Academy and its exhibition space, Portikus, a leading center for experimental art in Frankfurt am Main. He is the founder (with Isabelle Graw) of the Institut für Kunstkritik and a member of the board of Frankfurt’s Institut für Sozialforschung. He was cocurator of the 2003 Venice Biennale and of the first Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art in 2005. An associate curator of Magasin 3, Stockholm Konstall, he is also the author of many books on art and philosophy, including Production (2000), a collaboration with artist Carsten Höller, and most recently Chronology (2007). He is the cocurator, together with Hans Ulrich Obrist and Gunnar B. Kvaran, of Uncertain States of America, an exhibition of emerging American artists, with venues in London, Moscow, and Prague. Together with Christine Macel, Birnbaum was the curator of Airs de Paris at the Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, an exhibition that celebrated the institution’s 30th anniversary in 2007.
Richard Flood is chief curator of the New Museum, New York. He, along with Massimiliano Gioni and Laura Hoptman, is the curator of the New Museum’s inaugural exhibition Unmonumental (2007, cat.) at its new site on the Bowery. Flood is currently coordinating the exhibition Double Album: Daniel Guzmán and Steven Shearer (2008, cat.). Prior to his 2005 appointment at the New Museum, Flood was chief curator at the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis. During his eleven years at the Walker, Flood organized a wide range of shows, including the group exhibitions Brilliant! New Art from London (1995, cat.) and Zero to Infinity: Arte Povera 1962-1972 (2002, cat.), and solo exhibitions for the work of Robert Gober, Sigmar Polke, and Matthew Barney. Flood was previously curator of P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center, director of the Gladstone Gallery, and managing editor of Artforum magazine.
Eungie Joo is director and curator of education and public programs at the New Museum, New York. She joined the New Museum in 2007, and was previously director and curator at the Gallery at REDCAT (the Roy and Edna Disney/CalArts Theater), Los Angeles. Her projects there included Unknown Forces: Apichatpong Weerasethakul (2007); Damián Ortega: The Beetle Trilogy and Other Works (2005-2006 cat.); Kara E. Walker’s Song of the South (2005, cat.); Margaret Kilgallen: In the Sweet Bye & Bye (2005, cat.); and Taro Shinoda: Buried Treasure (2004, cat.). Joo was cofounder of Six Months: Crenshaw (2003), a temporary site for exhibition, performance, and collectivity through dialogue and critique. She has published essays on Edgar Arceneaux, Mark Bradford, Sora Kim, Barry McGee, Rigo 23, Lorna Simpson, and Yin Xiuzhen. In 2007, Joo received the Walter Hopps Award for Curatorial Achievement.
Chus Martínez is director of the Frankfurter Kunstverein, a contemporary art center in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. Since her appointment in 2006, she has presented the exhibitions Esra Ersen, Wilhelm Sasnal, and Arturas Raila. From 2002 to 2005, Martínez was artistic director at Sala Rekalde, a contemporary art exhibition space in Bilbao, Spain. In 2005, Martínez served as curator for Gravy Planet, the National Pavilion of Cyprus, at the 51st Venice Biennale. Her earlier curatorial roles included the Barcelona project space of Fundació “la Caixa,” where she organized Lowest Common Denominator, a series of five projects that included Dora García (Spain), Begoña Muñoz (Spain), Oriol Font (Spain), Elmgreen & Dragset (Denmark/Norway), and Tobias Rehberger (Germany). A regular lecturer at the Royal College of Art (London), the National Academy of the Arts, Oslo, and HISK (Higher Institute of Fine Arts) (Antwerp), Martínez is also an art critic and frequent writer for Afterall. Her exhibition-related publications include an essay on Jennifer and Kevin McCoy for the British Film Institute.
Graphic Design & Architectural Firms
The graphic design firm COMA and Escher GuneWardena Architecture, Inc., designed the visual identity and physical plan of the 2008 Carnegie International.
COMA is Cornelia Blatter and Marcel Hermans, the graphic design firm responsible for the font, graphic identity, and exhibition catalogue for Life on Mars, the 2008 Carnegie International, as well as the graphic design concept used for the web site. The team maintains studios in Amsterdam and New York. COMA conceptualizes, art directs, designs, and produces various work from print to the Internet to installations. Their collaborations include the creative direction and graphic design of Vitra’s Workspirit 10; Frame magazine; the Dutch 2006 children’s postage stamp; the exhibition catalogue and font design for Design Life Now, the Cooper-Hewitt’s National Design Triennial, in which their work was also shown; and monographs on Dutch product designer Hella Jongerius (Phaidon), Sigmar Polke (MoMA), Marilyn Minter (G. Miller), and architect Bernard Tschumi (Architectural Biennial Venice). Winners of multiple AIGA 50 Books/50 Covers and I.D. Annual Design Reviews, they have also been nominated for the Rotterdam and Swiss Design Prize. COMA serve as critics at the Yale University School of Art and give workshops internationally.
The work of the Los Angeles-based practice Escher GuneWardena, architects for the 2008 Carnegie International, addresses sustainability, affordability, and the dialogue between form and construction. Published internationally, the firm was represented in OPEN HOUSE: Intelligent Living by Design (the future house and digital technologies), organized by the Vitra Design Museum, Weil am Rhein, Germany, and the Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, in 2006. Winner of the Dwell Home II competition in 2004, Escher GuneWardena was included in the 2003 National Design Triennial, Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, New York.
The firm’s interest in contemporary art has led to various collaborations with artists and art-related projects, including numerous installations for Sharon Lockhart, Olafur Eliasson (Emi Fontana Gallery’s 2005 West of Rome series), Mike Kelley (Sculpture Projects Munster, 2007), and the new Blum & Poe Gallery, Los Angeles. Current projects include exhibition designs for Living Flowers: Ikebana and Contemporary Art, Japanese American National Museum, Los Angeles, and Between Earth and Heaven: the Architecture of John Lautner, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, cocurated by Frank Escher and Nicholas Olsberg. [Watch the video interview with the architects in the Video/Audio Library]
Web Site Design & Development
Web site design and development by Wall-to-Wall Studios. Founded in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in 1992, Wall-to-Wall Studios has integrated a multi-disciplinary approach to traditional graphic design. In 2005, the company launched its second full-service office in Honolulu, Hawaii. Wall-to-Wall has been recognized by numerous trade and media outlets such as Forbes Magazine, Time Magazine, ESPN, Sports Illustrated, New York Times, Comunication Arts, Print Magazine and the American Advertizing Federation.
Wall-to-Wall Studios has a rich history of collaboration with museums, cultural institutions and art galleries that includes: Heinz History Center, Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh, Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh, The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Bishop Museum, ‘Imiola Astronomy Center, Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, Hawaii Modern: Vladimir Ossipoff Exhibition, American Museum of Natural History, Robot Hall of Fame, Wood Street Galleries, James Gallery, August Wilson Center for African Culture, Andy Warhol Museum, Silk Screen Film Festival, Carnegie Science Center, Carnegie Museum of Art and Natural History, The Mob Museum, Fallingwater, among many others.