International Visitor Programme : October 2013

Hiromi Kurosawa

Curator

Hiromi Kurosawa

Hiromi Kurosawa is the Chief Curator of the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, Japan. She was appointed by the museum in 2003 and she worked with the artists for the inaugural exhibition ‘The Encounters in 21st Century: Polyphony Emerging Resonance’ (2004-05). She has been curating numerous exhibitions in Kanazawa, which include, among others, ‘Olafur Ellisason: Your Chance Encounter’ (2008), ‘Kazuhiko Hachiya: OpenSky’ (2008), ‘Inner Voices’ (2010), ‘Takashi Homma: New Documentary’ (2011) and ‘Do Ho Suh: Perfect Home’ (2012). Most recently she curated ‘Fiona Tan: Ellipsis’ (2013) and ‘Isabel and Alfredo Aquilizan: Project Another Country’ (2013). In 2012, she was co-curator of ‘City Net Asia’ in South Korea. Kurosawa also works for educational programmes with children from elementary and junior high schools for appreciation and formative activities in the museum. As part of the museum's public programme working with community, she joined the project ‘Kanazawa Art Platform’ in 2008.


Christopher Y. Lew

Assistant Curator

Chris Y. Lew

Christopher Y. Lew is Assistant Curator at MoMA PS1. He joined the museum in 2006, and has organised 'New Pictures of Common Objects', 'Chim↑Pom', 'Clifford Owens: Anthology', 'Jack Smith: Normal Love', and 'Nancy Grossman: Heads (with Klaus Biesenbach)' as well as projects by Edgardo Aragón, Rey Akdogan, Ilja Karilampi and Caitlin Keogh. He has also curated exhibitions and programs in New York City at venues including Artists Space and Aljira, and has written broadly. Prior to joining the Museum, he worked as a Managing Editor at ArtAsiaPacific and held positions at the Aperture Foundation and the Asian American Arts Centre.


Paulina Pobocha

Assistant Curator

Paulina Pobocha

Paulina Pobocha is Assistant Curator in the Department of Painting and Sculpture at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York, NY, USA. During her time at the museum, she has co-organised the exhibitions ‘Gabriel Orozco’ (2009), ‘Abstract Expressionist New York’ (2010), and ‘Claes Oldenburg: The Street and The Store’ (2013). She has also worked extensively with the museumʼs collection, most recently participating in the reinstallation of the collection galleries with works from 1940 to 1980. With Ann Temkin, she is currently co-organising a Robert Gober exhibition, scheduled to open in the fall of 2014. Prior to joining the curatorial staff of MoMA, Pobocha was Joan Tisch fellow at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, where she lectured on a broad range of subjects in contemporary and modern art. In 2011 she was appointed critic at the Yale University School of Art. Pobocha received her BA from Johns Hopkins University in 2000, and her MA in 2003 from the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University, where she is now completing her doctoral dissertation.