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Noted curator Maria Lind delivers the Ribicoff Lecture on April 12, 2010.

POUGHKEEPSIE, NY—Noted curator Maria Lind will deliver the Ribicoff lecture, presented the Department of Art, on Monday, April 12, at 5:30pm. Free and open to the public the lecture will begin at 5:30pm in Taylor Hall, room 203.

Lind is the director of the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard Graduate Program. Prior to her appointment at CCS Bard, she was the director of the International Artist Studio Program (IASPIS), Sweden (2005–07) and organized exhibitions of Ibon Aranberri, Andrea Geyer, and other artists and cocurated series of symposia including “Citizenship: Changing Conditions,” “Why Archives?,” and “Tendencies in Time,” seminars on topical tendencies in the production, presentation, mediation and preservation of contemporary art.

From 2002-04, Lind was the director of the Kunstverein München, Munich, where she ran experimental program involving artists such as Annika Eriksson, Deimantas Narkevicius, Marion von Osten, Philippe Parreno, and others, which included yearlong retrospective with Christine Borland (2002–03), showing one piece at a time, and retrospective project in the form of a seven-day workshop with Rirkrit Tiravanija (2004).

As curator of the Moderna Museet, Stockholm (1997-01), Lind organized Moderna Museet Projekts, series of 29 artist commissions in spaces inside and outside the museum. She was the founder, with Rebecca Gordon Nesbit and Hans Ulrich Obrist, of Salon 3, an independent art platform (London, 1998–2000); a co-curator of Manifesta 2, Luxembourg (1998).

Her publications include Fresh Cream (2000), Curating with Light Luggage (Revolver Archiv für aktuelle Kunst), Taking the Matter into Common Hands: Collaborative Practices in Contemporary Art (Blackdog Publishing), and numerous exhibition catalogue essays. Lind also was a critic with Svenska Dagbladet from 1993–97, and coeditor of Nordic Review Index 1995–98.

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Posted by Office of Communications Monday, April 12, 2010