About the Curators: Jean Crutchfield, Robert Hobbs, and Stamatina Gregory

Bahamian Pavilion at the 55th Venice Biennale
May 19, 2013 1:25AM

Jean Crutchfield, a former gallerist, is an independent curator who has worked with artists including Alice Aycock, Christian Boltanski, Sherrie Levine, Marilyn Minter, Yoko Ono, Kay Rosen, and Lorna Simpson.  She is known for her exhibition “Presumed Innocence,” which examined the way artists look at childhood in the late 20th century.

Robert Hobbs, who holds the Thalhimer Endowed Chair at Virginia Commonwealth University and has been a visiting professor at Yale since 2004, has curated shows for such institutions as the Whitney Museum of American Art (Robert Smithson and Abstract Expressionism: The Formative Years), the Brooklyn Museum (Lee Krasner), and The Drawing Center (Mark Lombardi). His Smithson retrospective was the official US representation at the Venice Biennale, and his Kara Walker exhibition was the official US selection for the São Paulo Bienal.  He has written numerous books and essays on such artists as Alice Aycock, Beverly Pepper, Kehinde Wiley, Robert Motherwell, Richard Pousette-Dart, Sterling Ruby, and Kelly Walker.

Stamatina Gregory (deputy curator) is an independent curator and critic. From 2007-2009 she was Whitney Lauder Curatorial Fellow at the Institute of Contemporary Art at the University of Pennsylvania, and has organized exhibitions and programs at venues including the New York Center for Art and Media Studies; FLAG Art Foundation; The Armory Show; the Museum of Modern Art, New York; and Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia. She is currently developing exhibitions for The Jewish Museum and the Austrian Cultural Forum in New York, and for the Wende Museum in Culver City. Her exhibition on the work of photographer and activist Brian Weil is currently on view at the Institute of Contemporary Art at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia. She is currently a Fellow at the Bernard L. Schwartz Communication Institute at Baruch College.

Bahamian Pavilion at the 55th Venice Biennale