New Museum Appoints Lauren Cornell Curator and Associate Director of Technology Initiatives

The Toby Devan Lewis Director of the New Museum, Lisa Phillips, announced today that curator Lauren Cornell has been promoted to curator and associate director of technology initiatives at the museum. Cornel will begin her new post July 1 and contribute to the New Museum’s curatorial program through exhibitions, symposia, and online commissions in addition to being responsible responsible for the museum’s digital platforms and content.

Cornell was most recently the cocurator, with artist Ryan Trecartin, of the institution’s triennial exhibition, “Surround Audience.” She is also coeditor with Ed Halter of the forthcoming book Mass Effect: Art and the Internet in the Twenty-First Century, which will be released this fall by the New Museum and the MIT Press. From 2005 to 2012, she served as executive director of Rhizome and as adjunct curator at the New Museum. She founded the annual Seven on Seven conference and has also organized performances and events with artists such as Fatima Al-Qadiri, Nao Bustamante, Xavier Cha, Naeem Mohaiemen, Shana Moulton, and Trevor Paglen, among others. Since 2011, she has also been on the faculty at the Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College.