Curator at the New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, USA
Lauren Cornell is co-curator of the 2015 New Museum Triennial: Surround Audience. From 2005-2012, she served as executive director of Rhizome and adjunct curator at the New Museum, where she organized exhibitions including Walking Drifting Dragging, Free, and served as part of the curatorial team for the inaugural Triennial in 2009. At the New Museum, Cornell has also produced performance and live events with dozens of artists including Xavier Cha, Jill Magid, Trevor Paglen, and, in 2010, she founded the annual conference Seven on Seven. From 2002-2004, she served as executive director of Ocularis, a former microcinema in Brooklyn. She is co-editor, with Ed Halter, of the forthcoming book Mass Effect: Art and the Internet in the 21st Century(MIT Press/ New Museum, 2015), and has contributed to publications including Frieze, Mousse, LTTR, North Drive Press and The Paris Review. Since 2013, she has been on the faculty at Bard Center for Curatorial Studies.