Daniel Baumann lives in Pittsburgh and Basel, Switzerland. Together with Dan Byers and Tina Kukielski, he is co-curator of the 2013 Carnegie International in Pittsburgh. Daniel is an art historian, curator, and critic; director of the Adolf Wölfli-Foundation, Museum of Fine Arts in Bern, Switzerland; co-founder of New Jerseyy, an exhibition space in Basel; and, since 2004, curator of an ongoing exhibition series in Tbilisi, Georgia.
Dan Byers is The Richard Armstrong Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at Carnegie Museum of Art, and co-curator, with Daniel Baumann and Tina Kukielski, of the 2013 Carnegie International. His recent projects at the museum include solo exhibitions of Cathy Wilkes, Ragnar Kjartansson, and James Lee Byars, as well as the group exhibitions Reanimation—featuring William E. Jones, Joachim Koester, and Nashashibi/Skaer; Ordinary Madness, a large-scale, wide-ranging exhibition drawn from the Carnegie’s collection of contemporary art; and the Pittsburgh Biennial, which featured artists such as Lenka Clayton, Zak Prekop, Peggy Ahwesh, and Frank Santoro. Before joining the staff at the Carnegie, Dan was curatorial fellow at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, and assistant to the directors at the Fabric Workshop and Museum in Philadelphia. He lives in the wonderful Pittsburgh neighborhood of Polish Hill.
Amanda Donnan is assistant curator of contemporary art. She curated Susan Philipsz and Duncan Campbell and a screening series of experimental film from the collection for Ordinary Madness. She also organizes the Two Minute Film Festival in the museum’s sculpture court and has assisted on numerous exhibitions at the Carnegie, including Paul Thek: Diver, A Retrospective; Ragnar Kjartansson: Song; and the 2011 Pittsburgh Biennial. Amanda has an MA in art history from Stony Brook University and was previously production coordinator at Art21 in New York City. She lives in Upper Lawrenceville.
Tina Kukielski is co-curator, with Daniel Baumann and Dan Byers, of the 2013 Carnegie International. She moved from Brooklyn, New York, to Pittsburgh in early 2011, and lives in the Lawrenceville neighborhood. In 2012, she will curate a small survey of work by Cory Arcangel. Before coming to the Carnegie, she was senior curatorial assistant at the Whitney Museum of American Art (WMAA) in New York, where she led the museum’s project series. For this program, she organized Sara VanDerBeek: To Think of Time; Omer Fast: Nostalgia; Sadie Benning: Play Pause; Corin Hewitt: Seed Stage; and Beth Campbell: Following Room. She also curated a number of exhibitions of photography for the Whitney, including A Few Frames: Photography and the Contact Sheet; Resistance Is…; Taryn Simon: An American Index of the Hidden and Unfamiliar; and The New City: Sub/urbia in Recent Photography. Her publications include a recent interview with artist Sadie Benning for Mousse magazine, and texts for exhibition cataloguesincluding William Eggleston: Democratic Camera, Photography and Video, 1958–2008 (WMAA) and Gordon Matta-Clark: You Are the Measure (WMAA).
Before moving to Pittsburgh, Lauren was program coordinator of creative residencies in visual arts at The Banff Centre, Alberta, and project and exhibition assistant at the Barbican Art Gallery, London. She holds a BA in art history and gender studies from the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, and a MFA in Curatorial Practice from OCAD University, Toronto. Lauren’s previous roles include serving on the curatorial board of the 16th annual Performance Studies International Conference, interning at RE/Search Publications, San Francisco, and co-curating the exhibition The Matter of Loss at the Art Gallery of Ontario. She has written for various publications including C Magazine and Spike Art Quarterly, and has contributed to Raimundas Malašauskas’ 2010 exhibition Repetition Island at the Centre Pompidou, Paris.
Ian Finch is associate editor in the publications department at Carnegie Museum of Art. He edits this blog, as well as the museum blog.
Jen Lue is a former curatorial assistant for the 2013 Carnegie International. She graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a BA in history of art and architecture and English writing. Prior to joining the Carnegie International team, Jen assisted on a number of exhibitions in the Pittsburgh area, including the Carnegie Museum of Art’s Hand Made: Contemporary Craft in Ceramic, Glass, and Wood and The Andy Warhol Museum’s Factory Direct: Pittsburgh.