Dr. Kate Green leads the exhibition and curatorial team in developing and realizing exhibitions and publications that advance Oklahoma Contemporary as a vital resource for contemporary art in the region. Kate is a nonprofit arts leader and curator as well as an art historian, with more than 20 years of experience in the museum field developing and leading programs that grow audience, engagement and national profile.
Kate’s experience includes directing Museum of Contemporary Art Tucson and Marfa Contemporary, and leading curatorial departments for the El Paso Museum of Art and Artpace San Antonio, where she also helmed education. In New York, Kate worked in curatorial at MoMA PS1 and education at Dia Art Foundation. In recent years, Kate has overseen projects with, and stewarded acquisitions of artworks by, Andrea Bowers, Pia Camil, William Cordova, Rafa Esparza, Virginia Jaramillo, Autumn Knight, Teresa Margolles and Leo Villareal. She curated After Posada and the 5th Transborder Biennial and has published exhibition catalogues with Dancing Foxes Press and Temblores Publicaciones. Green is co-curator of the first retrospective for artist Celia Álvarez-Muñoz, opening at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego in spring 2023 and accompanied by a Radius Books catalogue.
Kate holds an M.A. from the Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College, and a Ph.D. in Modern and Contemporary Art History from the University of Texas at Austin. She has taught art history courses at Trinity University and University of Texas at Austin, and her art criticism has been published recently in Artforum and Frieze.
When she is not thinking about art, Kate enjoys telling her chocolate Labrador how amazing she is, swimming, playing tennis and being outside as much as possible.
Email: exhibitions (at) okcontemp.org
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