Wednesday, April 26, 2023
47-49 East 65th Street
New York, NY 10065
7:00PM – 9:00PM
For nearly 30 years, Kate Fowle has developed an international practice as a curator, writer, educator, and director. Currently she is the curatorial senior director at Hauser & Wirth, after being director of MoMA PS1 from 2019–2022. Prior to this she was the inaugural chief curator and artistic director at Garage Museum of Contemporary Art in Moscow, Russia, as well as the director-at-large of Independent Curators International (ICI) in New York, where she was the executive director from 2009–13. Previously, Fowle was the inaugural international curator at the Ullens Center for Contemporary Art in Beijing, China, after co-founding the Master’s Program in Curatorial Practice for California College of the Arts in San Francisco in 2002, for which she was the Chair until 2007. Before moving to the United States, she was co-founder of Smith + Fowle in London from 1996–2002 and curator at the Towner Art Gallery and Museum in Eastbourne, East Sussex from 1994-1996. Initially, Fowle was trained as an artist from 1989-1993.
Her recent curatorial projects include solo exhibitions and commissions with David Adjaye, Rasheed Araeen, John Baldessari, Sammy Baloji, Louise Bourgeois, Marcel Broodthaers, Urs Fischer, Rashid Johnson, Irina Korina, Daniel Lind Ramos, Robert Longo, Anri Sala, Taryn Simon, Juergen Teller, and Rirkrit Tirivanija, as well as co-curating the 2021 Greater New York exhibition at MoMA PS1 and The Paradoxes of Internationalism at the Museo Tamayo in Mexico City. She has written extensively on Ilya Kabakov, Sterling Ruby, Taryn Simon, and Qiu Zhijie among others, and published numerous articles on curating and exhibition histories. Fowle has written three books: Exhibit Russia: The New International Decade 1986-1996 (2016); Rashid Johnson: Within Our Gates (2016); and Proof: Francisco Goya, Sergei Eisenstein, Robert Longo (2017).