Ruba Katrib has been hired as curator of New York’s SculptureCenter, effective Feb. 15. For the past four years she has been with the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), North Miami, first as assistant and then associate curator. There she worked closely with director Bonnie Clearwater on exhibition planning.
Among the shows Katrib curated in Miami were solo presentations by Cory Arcangel and Claire Fontaine (both 2010), and group exhibitions including “The Possibility of an Island” (2008) and “Convention” (2009). She also organized a symposium, “New Methods,” that looked at artist initiatives in Latin America. She is co-organizing a conference about curatorial practice to take place this summer at the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College in upstate New York, where she received her master’s degree. In 2002, while a student at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, she co-founded ThreeWalls, a nonprofit artist residency and exhibition space in Chicago that continues to operate.
At SculptureCenter, under the leadership of Mary Ceruti, Katrib will curate shows and oversee education and public programs, and publications, as well participate in such administrative duties as strategic planning, fundraising and external affairs. She replaces Fionn Meade, who transitioned out of the post over the last year and is now teaching at Bard CCS.