Lauren Cornell

Lauren Cornell is the Director of the Graduate Program and Chief Curator at the Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College. As CSS Bard, she has organized multiple monographic surveys, including works by Daniel Steegmann Mangrané, Nil Yalter, Leidy Churchman, Sky Hopinka. In fall 2019, she co-curated Phantom Plane: Cyberpunk in the Year of the Future at Tai Kwun Contemporary. Previously, she was the Curator and Associate Director of Technology Initiatives at the New Museum, where she co-curated the 2019 and 2015 New Museum Triennials. At the New Museum she also curated and co-curated exhibitions of Beatriz Santiago Munoz, as well as numerous group exhibitions, performances, screenings and conversations and commissioned over 100 works in a variety of mediums, including sculpture, painting, photography, installation, video,  as well as browser-based work and virtual reality. From 2005-12, Cornell served as the Executive Director of Rhizome, where she co-founded Open Score, an annual forum exploring issues in art and technology. Publications include: Mass Effect: Art and the Internet in the Twenty-First Century (MIT Press, 2015) and articles in ArtReview, Aperture, Frieze, Mousse,  North Drive Press, and Paris Review.