Assistant Curator, Art Institute of Chicago
Robyn Farrell is Assistant Curator in the Department of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Art Institute of Chicago, where she manages permanent collection presentations, special exhibitions, and curates the Donna and Howard Stone Gallery for Film, Video, and New Media. Exhibitions include Kara Walker: Rise Up Yes Mighty Race!, Amar Kanwar: The Lightning Testimonies, focus: Monika Baer, focus: Lucy McKenzie, Bridget Riley, Frances Stark: Intimism, Dennis Oppenheim: Projections, Andrea Fraser: May I Help You, Kemang Wa Lehulere: In All My Wildest Dreams, Zhang Peili: Record. Repeat, among others. Robyn has spoken widely on contemporary art and time-based media at institutions and conferences including the Herbert Foundation in Ghent, Belgium, the University of Chicago, New York University, and the College Art Association Annual Conference. Her writing has been featured in exhibition and monograph publications for the Art Institute of Chicago, the DePaul Art Museum, and the Foundation Walter & Nicole Leblanc. In 2014 Farrell organized the first American presentation of work by television and video art pioneer Gerry Schum at the Graham Foundation in Chicago and Electronic Arts Intermix in New York. Previously, Farrell was Assistant Director at Donald Young Gallery (Chicago) and Program Assistant for Conversations at the Edge (CATE), a weekly screening series organized by The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, in collaboration with the Video Data Bank, and the Gene Siskel Film Center. Farrell holds an MA in Art History, Theory, and Criticism from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.