Vivian Crockett

Vivian Crockett


CCL/SMH 2021-2023


New Museum



Institution at time of Fellowship

New Museum

Vivian Crockett joined the New Museum as Curator in 2022, where she has curated Doreen Lynette Garner: REVOLTED (2022), Screen Series: Zahy Guajajara (2022), Tuan Andrew Nguyen: Radiant Remembrance (2023), and Puppies Puppies (Jade Guanaro Kuriki-Olivo): Nothing New (2023) and co-curated the Museum’s landmark solo exhibition, Wangechi Mutu: Intertwined (2023). Before joining the New Museum, Crockett was the Nancy and Tim Hanley Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art at the Dallas Museum of Art, where she curated solo projects with Guadalupe Rosales (2021-23) and Jammie Holmes (2020), developed Ja’Tovia Gary: I KNOW IT WAS THE BLOOD (2023), and co-curated Slip Zone: A New Look at Postwar Abstraction in the Americas and East Asia, two permanent collection exhibitions, and a presentation of Arthur Jafa: Love is the Message, The Message is Death. Previously, she was a Joan Tisch Teaching Fellow at the Whitney Museum of American Art and an Andrew W. Mellon Museum Research Consortium Fellow in the department of Media and Performance Art at The Museum of Modern Art. She previously worked as a research associate at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and as an independent curator with organizations including Visual AIDS, for whom she co-curated the 2017 Day With(out) Art: Alternate Endings, Radical Beginnings. A PhD candidate in art history at Columbia University, Crockett holds a BA in art history from Stanford University and an MA and MPhil in art history from Columbia.

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