Carin Kuoni


(MA. University of Zurich; BA. Sorbonne) is a curator, writer and arts administrator whose work focuses on how contemporary artistic practices reflect and inform social, political and cultural conditions. She is currently director/curator of the Vera list Center for Art and Politics at The New School and teaches at The New School. From 1998 to 2003, she was director of exhibitions at Independent Curators International, and from 1992 to 1997 director at The Swiss Institute, a not-for-profit cultural organization in New York City. A founding member of the artists' collective REPOhistory, Kuoni has curated and co-curated numerous transdisciplinary exhibitions on issues such as contemporary Native American identity and colonial, 19th Century portraiture (Red River Crossings, Swiss Institute); democratic, participatory processes (OURS: Democracy in the Age of Branding, Parsons The New School for Design); artistic and social networks (The Grand Tour, Swiss Institute; #searchunderoccupy, Parsons); new notions of transient and temporary spaces (Thin Skin, ICI traveling exhibition); or agency (The Puppet Show, ICA Philadelphia et al;Post-Speculation, P!, New York). Kuoni is editor of Energy Plan for the Western Man: Joseph Beuys in America and Words al Wisdom: A Curator’s Vademecum. In 2009, the Vera List Center published Considering Forgiveness (ed. Aleksandra Wagner, with Carin Kuoni), followed in 2014 by Speculation, Now (ed. Vyioyanthi Rao with Prem Krishnamunhy and Carin Kuoni).

She is the recipient of a 2014 Andy Warhol Curatorial Fellowship.