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MIT List Visual Arts Center appoints Henriette Huldisch as Curator

The MIT List Visual Arts Center has appointed Henriette Huldisch as Curator. Ms. Huldisch, currently curator at the Hamburger Bahnhof, Museum for Contemporary Art in Berlin.

Since 2010 as curator at the Nationalgalerie at Hamburger Bahnhof, Henriette Huldisch organized major exhibitions focusing on art from the 1960s to the present, with a particular emphasis on time-based art and performative approaches. Exhibitions Huldisch curated include Harun Farocki (2014); Body Pressure: Sculpture since the 1960s (co curated with Lisa Marei Schmidt) (2013); and Anthony McCall: Five Minutes of Pure Sculpture (2012), the artist’s first solo exhibition in Germany. In addition to her curatorial appointment at Hamburger Bahnhof, Huldisch has served since June 2010 as Visiting Curator at Cornerhouse, the respected visual arts center in Manchester, UK. As part of a team of four internationally based curators, she has been instrumental in redefining the space’s program in contemporary art and raising its profile. Her most recent exhibition projects at Cornerhouse include Playtime (2014); and Rosa Barba: Subject to Constant Change (2013). From 2001-2008 Huldisch worked at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York. In her position as Assistant Curator she co-curated the 2008 Whitney Biennial with Shamim Momin. She also curated or co-curated additional exhibitions such as Small: The Object in Film, Video, and Slide Installation (2004), which included works by John Baldessari, Sol LeWitt, and Michael Snow; and Full House: Views of the Whitney’s Collection at 75 (2006), the largest survey from the museum’s holdings to date spanning the early 1900s to the present in all media. She also produced a diverse range of large-scale art projects including off-site exhibitions, events, and performances. As curator at the List, Huldisch will be part of the leadership team. Her role will be to oversee the exhibition and public programs at the museum, in conjunction with the Director.