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Episode 88 features Kate Fowle, the Director of MoMA PS1. From 2013-2019 she was the inaugural chief curator at Garage Museum of Contemporary Art in Moscow and director-at-large of Independent Curators International (ICI) in New York, where she was the executive director from 2009-13. Prior to this she was the inaugural international curator at the Ullens Center for Contemporary Art in Beijing (2007-08). In 2002 she co-founded the Master’s Program in Curatorial Practice for California College of the Arts in San Francisco, for which she was the Chair until 2007. Before moving to the United States, Fowle was co-director of Smith + Fowle in London from 1996-2002. From 1994-96 she was curator at the Towner Art Gallery and Museum in Eastbourne, East Sussex.

Fowle’s recent projects include solo exhibitions with David Adjaye, Rasheed Araeen, John Baldessari, Sammy Baloji, Louise Bourgeois, Marcel Broodthaers, Urs Fischer, Rashid Johnson, Irina Korina, Robert Longo, Anri Sala, Taryn Simon, Juergen Teller, and Rirkrit Tirivanija, as well as extended essays on Ilya Kabakov, Sterling Ruby, and Qiu Zhijie, and numerous extended 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).

MoMA Bio https://www.moma.org/about/senior-staff/kate-fowle

PS1 https://www.moma.org/ps1

NYTimes https://www.nytimes..com/2021/09/14/arts/design/greater-new-york-new-museum-performa-biennial.html

Artnet News https://news.artnet.com/art-world/art-world-works-home-kate-fowle-1892064

Architect Magazine  https://www.architectmagazine.com/practice/kate-fowle-appointed-director-of-moma-ps1_o

Call for Curators https://callforcurators.com/blog/kate-fowle-appointed-director-of-moma-ps1/

Auckland Art Gallery  https://www.aucklandartgallery.com/page/judge-announced-for-the-walters-prize-2021-opening-this-weekend-at-auckland-art-gallery-toi-o-tamaki

MoMA PS1 2021