Katherine Carl

Professor of Art History

Deputy Director and Curator of the Center for the Humanities

CUNY Graduate Center


Katherine Carl is Curator of the James Gallery and Deputy Director of the Center for the Humanities at the Graduate Center. Her other projects include School of Missing Studies, an experimental education platform for emerging and local architects and artists to research the phenomena of transition in cities including Belgrade, Munich, and New York. She was Curator of Contemporary Exhibitions at The Drawing Center in 2005-2007. This follows her work at Dia Art Foundation (1999-2003); manager of the international artists exchange program ArtsLink (1996-1997); and program specialist at the National Endowment for the Arts (1991-1995). She has taught art history, theory, and criticism and curatorial methods at Tyler School of Art (2010), Parsons (2009), Moore College of Art (2009) and New York University (2002-3). Carl received an American Council of Learned Societies fellowship in 2007 for completion of her dissertation (Aoristic Avant-Garde: Experimental Art in 1960s and ‘70s Yugoslavia) as well as numerous grants from The Trust for Mutual Understanding for her research and projects. Her co-edited books are Lost Highway Expedition Photobook (2007) and Evasions of Power (2011). Carl holds a PhD in Art History and Criticism from State University of New York, Stony Brook, and a B.A. from Oberlin College.

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