Johanna Burton will deliver the keynote address for “In Sight/On View: The Museum as Site of Inquiry,” a graduate student symposium presented by the University of Illinois at Chicago Art History Graduate Student Association.
Johanna Burton is an art historian, critic, and curator who is widely considered a leading scholar of contemporary art. She is internationally recognized for her critical writing on contemporary art and artists. Her articles and reviews have appeared in numerous journals and publications, including Artforum, Art Journal, October, and Texte Zur Kunst, as well as in numerous exhibition catalogues for institutions throughout the world.
Burton has curated or co-curated a number of exhibitions, including Anti-Establishment at the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College in 2012 and Sherrie Levine: Mayhem at the Whitney Museum in 2011. She is currently working with curator Anne Ellegood on an exhibition for the Hammer Museum in 2014, exploring the intersection of institutional critique and the practice of appropriation.
Burton is the newly appointed Keith Haring Director and Curator of Education and Public Engagement at the New Museum in New York, a position she will begin in 2013. She is currently Director of the Graduate Program at the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College.
Burton holds multiple master’s degrees from the State University of New York at Stony Brook, New York University, and Princeton University, where she is completing her doctorate in art history.