The Museum of Modern Art Appoints Michelle Kuo as The Marlene Hess Curator of Painting and Sculpture

The Museum of Modern Art announces the appointment of Michelle Kuo as The Marlene Hess Curator of Painting and Sculpture. As a member of the Museum’s curatorial team, she will contribute to the department’s acquisitions program, the installation of the collection galleries, and the development of special exhibitions and catalogues. She will join the Museum on April 2, 2018.

Kuo was the Editor-in-Chief of Artforum International, New York, from 2010—2017. In addition to authoring many essays and interviews for the magazine—featuring artists such as Lynn Hershman Leeson, Jack Whitten, Hassan Khan, and Anicka Yi—Kuo organized special issues on new media, identity politics, and painting. She has contributed to numerous journals, books, and museum exhibition catalogues, including: Seth Price, Stedelijk Museum, 2017; Robert Rauschenberg, The Museum of Modern Art and Tate Modern, 2016; and Sculpture After Sculpture, Moderna Museet, 2014. Kuo co-curated Le Corbusier and the Synthesis of the Arts at Harvard University’s Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, 2004, and served as advisor to Experiments in Art and Technology, Salzburg Museum of Modern Art, 2015. Over the past decade, she has been a frequent lecturer at international museums and universities.