Tracey Bashkoff

Senior Curator, Collections and Exhibitions

Guggenheim curator since 1993

Tracey Bashkoff joined the Guggenheim in 1993 and has contributed to over 15 special exhibitions covering a range of 20th-century subjects. She has organized collection-based exhibitions for the museum since 1997 and her recent presentations include New Harmony: Abstraction between the Wars, 1919–1939; Art of Another Kind: International Abstraction and the Guggenheim; and The Great Upheaval: Modern Art from the Guggenheim Collection, 1910–1918, which traveled to Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto. In 2008–9, she co-organized the international retrospective Kandinsky, which traveled to Lenbachhaus, Munich, and Centre Pompidou, Paris, before being presented at the Guggenheim Museum in New York. Bashkoff also helped organize the following temporary presentations: Surrealism: Two Private Eyes, The Nesuhi Ertegun and Daniel Filipacchi Collections; A Century of Sculpture: The Nasher Collection; Ellsworth Kelly: A Retrospective; and Roy Lichtenstein.

For the Deutsche Guggenheim, she organized the commissions and presentations of works by Hiroshi Sugimoto and John Baldessari, as well as the exhibitions On the Sublime: Mark Rothko, Yves Klein, and James Turrell and Chillida/Tàpies: Matter and Visual Thought. Bashkoff has managed presentations of the Guggenheim Foundation’s permanent holdings at the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao since its inauguration, including Louise Bourgeois; Process and Materiality in Art at the Mid-Twentieth Century; Kandinsky in Context; American Color Field Painting; and Passages: Beuys, Darboven, Kiefer, Richter.

Bashkoff completed her graduate studies at Northwestern University where she received a Mellon Fellowship in Art Objects. In 2014, she was a fellow for the Center for Curatorial Leadership.

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