Critical Dialogues: Ruba Katrib
Ruba Katrib is SculptureCenter's Curator and is responsible for organizing exhibitions, educational and public programs, publications and for coordinating all aspects of program presentation. Prior to SculptureCenter Katrib held positions at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), North Miami since 2007, first as Assistant Curator and then as Associate Curator. There she organized the first comprehensive solo museum exhibitions of Cory Arcangel (2010) and Claire Fontaine (2010), and several acclaimed group exhibitions including The Possibility of an Island (2008), Convention (2009), The Reach of Realism (2009), Modify, as needed (2011). She initiated performance and workshop programs at MOCA and organized the three-day New Methods symposium, which focused on independent artist initiatives throughout Latin America. A follow-up book project is forthcoming. Katrib has contributed texts to a number of publications and written for periodicals such at Artforum, ArtPapers, and Mousse Magazine. Katrib received her BA in Visual and Critical Studies from The School of The Art Institute of Chicago, and holds an MA from the Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College.
The Critical Dialogue Series is a core component of the MFA program in Painting and Sculpture at the Tyler School of Art. It is an opportunity for students to interact with some of the most renowned artists, critics, theorists, art historians, curators, philosophers, filmmakers, musicians, choreographers and architects working today. Over the past few years, we have hosted lectures by Alice Aycock, Dara Birnbaum, Mary Ceruti, Beatriz Colomina, Angela Dufresne, Peter Eleey, Hal Foster, Su Friedrich, RoseLee Goldberg, Hans Haacke, Jens Hoffmann, Joan Jonas, Ralph Lemon, José Lerma, Fionn Meade, John Miller, Wangechi Mutu, Sarah Oppenheimer, John Rajchman, Christian Rattemeyer, Doreen Remen, R.H. Quaytman, Dana Schutz, Josh Siegel, P. Adams Sitney, and Michael Smith and many others.