Eva Respini

Eva Respini

Eva Respini has been Barbara Lee Chief Curator of The Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston since March 2015. Previously, Respini was Curator in the Department of Photography at The Museum of Modern Art, where she has organized more than 15 exhibitions. A specialist in contemporary photography and video with a broad interest in post-1960s art and visual culture, her exhibitions accompanied by publications include Cindy Sherman (2012), Into the Sunset: Photography's Image of the American West (2008), and Fashioning Fiction: Fashion Photography since 1990 (2004). In addition, she has organized innovative thematic displays from the collection, such as Pictures by Women: A History of Modern Photography (2010); Staging Action: Performance in Photography since 1960 (2011); and Artist's Choice: Vik Muniz, Rebus(2008). Other MoMA projects include shows devoted to Walead Beshty, Klara Liden, Akram Zaatari, Stephen Shore, Yto Barrada, Phil Collins, Matthew Barney, Allan Sekula, and Robin Rhode. Respini is currently at work on Robert Heinecken: Object Matter(2014), a new biennial of photography for MoMA in 2015, and the first American museum survey of the work of Walid Raad (2015). She holds a B.A. in Art History and M.A. in Modern Art and Critical Theory, both from Columbia University.

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