Daniel Baumann lives in Pittsburgh and Basel, Switzerland. Together with Dan Byers and Tina Kukielski, he is co-curator of the 2013 Carnegie International in Pittsburgh. Daniel is an art historian, curator, and critic; director of the Adolf Wölfli-Foundation, Museum of Fine Arts in Bern, Switzerland; co-founder of New Jerseyy, an exhibition space in Basel; and, since 2004, curator of an ongoing exhibition series in Tbilisi, Georgia.
Dan Byers is The Richard Armstrong Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at Carnegie Museum of Art, and co-curator, with Daniel Baumann and Tina Kukielski, of the 2013 Carnegie International. His recent projects at the museum include solo exhibitions of Cathy Wilkes, Ragnar Kjartansson, and James Lee Byars, as well as the group exhibitions Reanimation—featuring William E. Jones, Joachim Koester, and Nashashibi/Skaer; Ordinary Madness, a large-scale, wide-ranging exhibition drawn from the Carnegie’s collection of contemporary art; and the Pittsburgh Biennial, which featured artists such as Lenka Clayton, Zak Prekop, Peggy Ahwesh, and Frank Santoro. Before joining the staff at the Carnegie, Dan was curatorial fellow at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, and assistant to the directors at the Fabric Workshop and Museum in Philadelphia. He lives in the wonderful Pittsburgh neighborhood of Polish Hill.
Tina Kukielski is co-curator, with Daniel Baumann and Dan Byers, of the 2013 Carnegie International. She moved from Brooklyn, New York, to Pittsburgh in early 2011, and lives in the Lawrenceville neighborhood. In 2012, she will curate a small survey of work by Cory Arcangel. Before coming to the Carnegie, she was senior curatorial assistant at the Whitney Museum of American Art (WMAA) in New York, where she led the museum’s project series. For this program, she organized Sara VanDerBeek: To Think of Time; Omer Fast: Nostalgia;Sadie Benning: Play Pause; Corin Hewitt: Seed Stage; and Beth Campbell: Following Room. She also curated a number of exhibitions of photography for the Whitney, including A Few Frames: Photography and the Contact Sheet; Resistance Is…; Taryn Simon: An American Index of the Hidden and Unfamiliar; and The New City: Sub/urbia in Recent Photography. Her publications include a recent interview with artist Sadie Benning forMousse magazine, and texts for exhibition catalogues including William Eggleston: Democratic Camera, Photography and Video, 1958–2008 (WMAA) and Gordon Matta-Clark: You Are the Measure (WMAA).