Kathy Halbreich

Kathy Halbreich joined the Museum of Modern Art in the newly created position of Associate Director in February 2008. Ms. Halbreich focuses on curatorial and strategic issues designed to amplify contemporary programs and initiatives at MoMA and P.S.1, both locally and globally.
Most recently she co-organized Contemporary Art from the Collection, a reinstallation of the contemporary galleries of the museum.  Prior to joining the Museum, Ms. Halbreich served as Director of the Walker Art Center for 16 years. 

During her tenure, the Walker diversified its visitor base, extended its civic and international presence, and broadened its multidisciplinary programming in the visual, performing and media arts.  Inducted into the American Association of Museums Centennial Honor Roll, a recipient of the Award for Curatorial Excellence from Bard College, named a Chevalier of the French Order of Arts and Letters, and ranked as the third most influential person in the contemporary art world in the 2008 Art Review Power 100 list, Ms. Halbreich has also served as Commissioner for North America and Cuba at the Gwangju Biennale and Curatorial Advisor for Carnegie International as well as a member of the Documenta X and Documenta XIII International Committee.

One to Watch: Yasmil Raymond

Yasmil Raymond joined Dia Art Foundation as its curator in September 2009. In this role, Ms. Raymond is responsible for Dia’s exhibitions, as well as its collection and public programs. She most recently organized a presentation of historical works by Franz Erhard Walther for Dia:Beacon, and a three-part exhibition of work by Koo Jeong A, currently on view at Dia at the Hispanic Society, Dia:Beacon, and the Dan Flavin Art Institute through June 2011. She is currently working on performance project by Robert Whitman, an exhibition of works by Jean-Luc Moulène, and a cycle of programs at Dia:Beacon with the artists Ian Wilson and Yvonne Rainer.
Ms. Raymond came to Dia from the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, where she was a curatorial fellow (2004-05), assistant curator (2005-07), and associate curator (2007–2009). During her tenure at the Walker, she organized the first US exhibitions of works by artists Tomás Saraceno and Tino Sehgal and organized the group exhibitions Abstract Resistance (2010) and co-curated with Doryun Chong Brave New Worlds (2007). In collaboration with Philippe Vergne, she co-curated Kara Walker: My Complement, My Enemy, My Oppressor, My Love, which premiered at the Walker and toured nationally and internationally, and won the 2008 award for the “Best Monographic Museum Show Nationally” from the International Association of Art Critics. From 1999–2002 she was a member of the education department at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago.
Ms. Raymond has published numerous articles and catalogue essays, lectured widely, and served as guest critic on numerous occasions. She is graduate senior critic in the Department of Fine Arts at Penn University (2009-present). She received a B.F.A. from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and M.A. from the Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College. In 2004, she was awarded the Monique Beudert Curatorial Award from the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College.