Elizabeth Sussman and Jay Sanders will co-curate 2012 Whitney Biennial
The Whitney Museum of American Art has announced that its 2012 biennial will be co-curated by Elisabeth Sussman (pictured) and Jay Sanders. Sussman is curator and Sandra Gilman curator of Photography at the Whitney. Most recently she co-curated “Paul Thek: Diver, A Retrospective” and “William Eggleston: Democratic Camera, Photographs and Video, 1961-2008”. Her show “Gordon Matta-Clark: 'You Are the Measure'” was awarded the AICA award for best monographic show in New York (2007-2008). She has organised many other exhibitions at the Whitney, including its 1993 Biennial exhibition. Sussman has also curated exhibitions for The Drawing Center, The Jewish Museum, and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. She was a fellow of the Rockefeller Foundation at the Rockefeller Study and conference Center in Bellagio, Italy in 1999 and a fellow at the Getty Research Institute in 2003.
Sanders is an independent curator who, from 2005 until recently, was a gallery director at Greene Naftali in New York where he organised many major exhibitions, including ones of Tony Conrad and Paul Sharits. Sanders recently put together a ten-day continuous screening installation as part of the exhibition “Film Programme” at International Project Space Birmingham. He curated 2008's “Looking Back: The Third White Columns Annual” and co-curated “Change our fates, hobble the plague, start with time” with Paul Chan at the 2007 Lyon Biennale. In addition to curating, Sanders has also staged performance, music, and film exhibitions around the world, including at the Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennial in Japan and MUMOK in Vienna.