MoMA PS1 announced today that Ruba Katrib has been named curator. Currently a curator at the SculptureCenter in Long Island City, Katrib will begin her new role on October 15.
“As a longtime admirer of Ruba’s work, I am thrilled that she is joining the museum,” chief curator Peter Eleey said. “She is deeply engaged with artists here in New York and communities around the world, partnering closely with them to realize novel presentations of their work. As her inspired group shows suggest, she seeks connections between the conditions of life and the thicket of ideas and conversations that shape contemporary art, with a generosity that encourages audiences to share in her thinking.”
During her tenure at the SculptureCenter, which she joined in 2012, Katrib has organized more than twenty exhibitions and public programs featuring artists such as Cosima von Bonin, Araya Rasdjarmrearnsook, Jumana Manna, Anthea Hamilton, and Michael E. Smith. From 2007 to 2012, Katrib worked first as assistant curator and then as associate curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art in North Miami. In 2010, she was awarded a curatorial fellowship from the Andy Warhol Foundation to support her research on artist-run educational platforms throughout Latin America that included a symposium and publication. Katrib is also a cofounder of the residency and contemporary art space Threewalls in Chicago.