Joan Young

Director, Curatorial Affairs

Guggenheim curator since 1995

Joan Young has organized exhibitions by Hugo Boss Prize winners Tacita Dean, Emily Jacir, and Rirkrit Tiravanija for the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, and curated Phoebe Washburn: Regulated Fool's Milk Meadow, Julie Mehretu: Gray Area, Once Upon a Time: Fantastic Narratives in Contemporary Video, and Gabriel Orozco: Asterisms (co-organized with Nancy Spector) for Deutsche Guggenheim, Berlin. She also provided curatorial support for the exhibitions Robert Rauschenberg: A Retrospective; The Hugo Boss Prize 1998; Andreas Slominski; Postmedia: Conceptual Photography in the Guggenheim Museum Collection; Lawrence Weiner: NACH ALLES/AFTER ALL; Matthew Barney: The Cremaster Cycle; Moving Pictures: Contemporary Photography and Video from the Guggenheim Museum Collections; Singular Forms (Sometimes Repeated): Art from 1951 to the Present; Douglas Gordon's The VANITY of Allegory; Marina Abramović: Seven Easy Pieces; All in the present must be transformed: Matthew Barney and Joseph Beuys; theanyspacewhatever; and Intervals: Kitty Kraus. Young earned her BA from the University of Pennsylvania and her MA in art history from the University of Texas at Austin.

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