Cornell, who has been Executive Director of Rhizome for seven years and Adjunct Curator at the New Museum, will step down from her post at Rhizome in July to take on this new challenge. A search for the next Executive Director of Rhizome, an affiliate organization in residence at the New Museum, has begun.
Lauren Cornell was part of the curatorial team for the first Triennial, “Younger Than Jesus,” which featured an ambitious multi-channel installation by Trecartin. In 2010, she curated “Free,” a major exhibition for the New Museum about how the internet has fundamentally changed our landscape of information and our notion of public space. “Free” also featured an original work by Trecartin, riverthe.net (2010), developed together with Tumblr founder David Karp through Rhizome’s Seven on Seven conference that same year.
Ryan Trecartin writes, directs, and produces movies that explore themes of identity, consumerism, and post-millennial technology. His cinematic and sculptural practice—developed through a close synergy with his primary collaborator, Lizzie Fitch—anticipates and challenges today’s defining technologies and social developments. Since he emerged in the mid-2000s, his distinct voice in contemporary art has influenced a broad, intergenerational range of cultural practitioners. Born in Texas and raised in Ohio, Trecartin has lived and worked in Providence, New Orleans, Philadelphia, Miami, and Los Angeles. Any Ever is his non-sequential, seven-part body of work completed in 2011. It has been exhibited at ARC/Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris (2011), MoMA P.S.1, New York (2011), the Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami (2011), the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (2010), and The Power Plant, Toronto (2010). Trecartin has participated in numerous international biennials in addition to the New Museum Triennial (2009), including the Singapore Biennial (2011), Gwangju Biennial (2010), Liverpool Biennial (2010), and the Whitney Biennial (2006). The 2015 Triennial will be his first curatorial project.