Lynne Cooke is Senior Curator for Special Projects in Modern Art at the National Gallery. From 2012-14 she was Andrew W. Mellon Professor at the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts, National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C. From 2008-12, she served as chief curator and deputy director of the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia in Madrid, and from 1991 to 2008 as Curator at Dia Art Foundation. In 1991, Cooke co-curated the Carnegie International, and has helmed numerous major shows since, including the 10th Biennale of Sydney (1996), the traveling exhibition Rosemarie Trockel: Cosmos (2012). In 2018 she Curated Outliers and American Vanguard Art, which explores the interface between mainstream and outlier artists in the United States in the twentieth century. Cooke has written widely on contemporary and self-taught art.
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