Ruba Katrib & Yasmil Raymond in Conversation: Distinguished Alumni Lecture Series

Tuesday, March 26

6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. CDT

Fullerton Hall, Art Institute of Chicago, 111 S. Michigan Ave

Left to Right: Yasmil Raymond, Rirkrit Tiravanija, Ruba Katrib. Photo by Will RagozzinoLeft to Right: Yasmil Raymond, Rirkrit Tiravanija, Ruba Katrib. Photo by Will Ragozzino

Join us for a conversation between curators Yasmil Raymond and Ruba Katrib followed by an audience Q&A. 

Doors open at 5:45 p.m. Free and open to the public. Registration is not required. Explore the Visiting Artists Program homepage for visitor information, recordings of past events, and more.

Ruba Katrib (BA 2004) is curator and director of Curatorial Affairs at MoMA PS1, New York. At PS1 she has curated exhibitions such as Rirkrit Tiravanija (2023); Daniel Lind-Ramos (2023); Jumana Manna: Break, Take, Erase, Tally (2022); Frieda Toranzo Jaeger: Autonomous Drive (2022); Greater New York (2021); Niki de Saint Phalle: Structures for Life (2021); Simone Fattal’s retrospective in 2019; and solo shows by Edgar Heap of Birds (2019), Karrabing Film Collective (2019), Fernando Palma Rodríguez, and Julia Phillips (2018). From 2012–2018, she was the curator at SculptureCenter in New York, where she organized more than 20 exhibitions including 74 million million million tons (2018, co-organized with artist Lawrence Abu Hamdan) and solo shows by Carissa Rodriguez, Kelly Akashi, Sam Anderson, Teresa Burga, Nicola L., Charlotte Prodger, Rochelle Goldberg, Aki Sasamoto, Cosima von Bonin, Anthea Hamilton, Araya Rasdjarmrearnsook, Magali Reus, Gabriel Sierra, Erika Verzutti, and David Douard. In 2018, Katrib co-curated SITE Santa Fe’s biennial, Casa Tomada, along with José Luis Blondet and Candice Hopkins. She regularly writes for periodicals and museum catalogs.

Yasmil Raymond (BFA 1999) is an author and curator and, since April 2020, rector of the Städelschule and director of Portikus. Raymond was associate curator in the Department of Painting and Sculpture at the Museum of Modern Art, New York (MoMA) from 2015–2020. On the occasion of MoMA’s reopening, she curated site-specific commissions with artists Kerstin Brätsch, Experimental Jetset, Goshka Macuga, Yoko Ono, Philippe Parreno, and Haim Steinbach. Prior to MoMA, Raymond served as curator of the Dia Art Foundation for six years. During her tenure at Dia, she organized acclaimed exhibitions and projects, including Allora & Calzadilla: Puerto Rican Light (2015); Thomas Hirschhorn: Gramsci Monument (2013); and Jean-Luc Moulène: Opus + One (2011), among others. She was associate curator at the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, from 2004 to 2009, and a senior critic in the Master of Fine Arts program at the University of Pennsylvania from 2009 to 2019. 

Ruba Katrib and Yasmil Raymond are co-curators of Rirkrit Tiravanija: A LOT OF PEOPLE, on view at MoMA PS1 through March 4.

Presented in partnership with SAIC Alumni Engagement. 

This event will be live captioned by Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART) services. The auditorium is wheelchair accessible and hearing assisted devices are available. For additional access requests, including ASL interpretation or audio description, visit saic.edu/access.