Author: Johanna Burton
Johanna Burton is Keith Haring Director and Curator of Education and Public Engagement at the New Museum in New York and the series editor for the Critical Anthologies in Art and Culture. An art historian, a critic, and a curator, she has contributed articles and reviews to numerous journals—including Artforum, Art Journal, October, and Texte zur Kunst—as well as to exhibition catalogs for institutions throughout the world. Burton has curated or co-curated exhibitions including “Sherrie Levine: Mayhem” at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, in 2011 (with Elisabeth Sussman); “Anti-Establishment” at the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY, in 2012; “Take It or Leave It: Institution, Image, Ideology” at the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, in 2014 (with Anne Ellegood); and, at the New Museum, “XFR STN” in 2013, “Wynne Greenwood: ‘Kelly’” in 2015 (with Stephanie Snyder), “Cheryl Donegan: Scenes + Commercials” in 2016, and “Simone Leigh: The Waiting Room” in 2016 (with Shaun Leonardo and Emily Mello); among other projects. She is the editor of Cindy Sherman (October Files, MIT Press, 2006) and coeditor (with Shannon Jackson and Dominic Willsdon) of Public Servants: Art and the Crisis of the Common Good (New Museum and MIT Press, 2016). Prior to her work at the New Museum, Burton was Director of the Graduate Program at the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College (2010–13) and Associate Director and senior faculty member at the Whitney Independent Study Program (2008–10).