International Visitor Programme : May 2011

Lauren Cornell

Executive Director

Lauren Cornell

In her joint position as Executive Director of Rhizome and Adjunct Curator at the New Museum, Cornell tracks developments in contemporary art. She oversees and develops Rhizome's programs, all of which are support the creation, presentation and preservation of emerging artistic practices engaged with technology. Cornell recently curated "Free," her first major exhibition for the New Museum which opened at the New Museum in October 2010. At the New Museum, she has co-curated exhibitions including "The Generational: Younger Than Jesus"; the Museum's inaugural exhibition "Unmonumental"; and has also curated a solo show of works by Young-Hae Change Heavy Industries. In addition to her curatorial work at the New Museum, Cornell organizes the monthly New Silent Series, featuring screenings, events and performances by emerging artists. And, in April 2010, she co-founded conference "Seven on Seven" which pairs artists with seven technologists around the creation of new work. Previously, Cornell worked as a curator and writer in London and New York. She worked in the Andy Warhol Film Project at the Whitney Museum and, from 2002-2004, she served as director of Ocularis, an organization dedicated to avant-garde cinema and experimental video. Her writing has been published in a range of international publications and she has organized events or exhibitions at venues including The Kitchen, Foxy Production, Participant Inc and The Institute of Contemporary Art in London.

Aram Moshayedi


Aram Moshayedi currently lives in Los Angeles where he is assistant curator of the Gallery at REDCAT and a doctoral candidate in the department of art history at the University of Southern California. Since joining REDCAT in October 2010, he has organized the west coast premier of A.K. Burns and A.L. Steiner’s Community Action Center and curated the first major installation in the United States by Vancouver-based artist Geoffrey Farmer. Between 2005 and 2010, Moshayedi was a curator at LAXART, where he produced exhibitions and public projects with such artists as William Leavitt, Uri Nir, Vishal Jugdeo, Susan Silton, and caraballo-farman. He has contributed texts to numerous exhibition catalogs and has written for Metropolis M, Art in America, Art Lies, Reading Room: A Journal of Art and Culture, Art Papers,, X-Tra Contemporary Art Quarterly,and Bidoun Magazine, for which he is also a contributing editor.