Curator and Manager, Curatorial Affairs, Abu Dhabi Project
Valerie Hillings, PhD, is Curator and Manager, Curatorial Affairs, Abu Dhabi Project, at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation. She leads the curatorial team responsible for building a collection of art made around the world since the 1960s and developing exhibitions and programming for the future Guggenheim Abu Dhabi.
Since 2004, she has curated and co-curated exhibitions throughout the Guggenheim’s constellation of museums, among them Russia!; Hanne Darboven's Hommage à Picasso; Picturing America: Photorealism in the 1970s, and most recently ZERO: Countdown to Tomorrow, 1950s-60s. In addition, she has organized major presentations of works from the Guggenheim Museum’s collection for venues in Abu Dhabi, Australia, and Germany.
Hillings earned her BA in art history from Duke University and her MA and PhD in art history from the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University.