Barbara London

Barbara London

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Yale School of Art

Barbara London is a curator and writer who founded the exhibition and media and video collection programs at the Museum of Modern Art, where she worked from 1973 to 2013. Exhibitions organized by Ms. London include solo shows with the pioneers of media Nam June Paik, Bill Viola, Steina Vasulka, Joan Jonas, Shigeko Kubota, Peter Campus, Gary Hill, and Laurie Anderson. She was the first curator from the United States to show the work of Asian artists Zhang Peili, Song Dong, Teiji Furuhashi, Feng Mengbo, and Yang Fudong. His thematic exhibitions at MoMA have included Video from Tokyo to Fukui and Kyoto; New video from China; Anime!; Looking at Music, parts 1-3; Music video: the Industry and its Fringes; and in 2013 Probes: A Contemporary Score. He also organized Media City Seoul in 2000.

Ms. London was the first to integrate the Internet as part of curatorial practices. This includes Stir-fry (1994); Internet (1998); and dot.jp (http://www.moma.org/dotjp/) (1999.) Ms. London has been an Adjunct Professor in the Yale Department of Fine Arts for ten years, a consultant to the Kadist Foundation. Ms. London has just completed Video/Art, The First Fifty Years, a book Phaidon will publish in January 2020. Her writing has appeared in numerous catalogs and publications, including ArtForum, Yishu, Leonardo, Art Asia Pacific, Art in America , Modern Painter and Image Forum. She has been a professor in the Graduate Department of Art at Yale for eight years.

His honors include: Getty Research Institute, 2016; Eyebeam Value Award, 2016; Gertrude Contemporary Residency, Melbourne, 2012; Dora Maar House Residence, Menerbes, 2010; CEC Artslink Award in Poland, 2003; Japanese Government Bunkacho Scholarship, 1992-93; and National Grant from the Foundation for the Arts, 1988-89.

 

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