Board

AICA-USA Board

Co-President

Norman Kleeblatt

Independent curator and critic. Formerly chief curator at The Jewish Museum, New York. The many exhibitions Kleeblatt has organized include the award winning Action/Abstraction: Pollock, De Kooning, and American Art, 1940-1976 (2008) and From the Margins: Lee Krasner and Norman Lewis, 1945 – 1952 (2014). He has contributed to ARTnews, Artforum, Art Journal, and Art in America, among other publications.

Co-President

Judith Stein

Author of Eye of the Sixties, Richard Bellamy and the Transformation of Modern Art (Farrar, Straus, 2016). A former arts reviewer for NPR's Fresh Air and Morning Edition, she has written for such publications as Art in America and The New York Times Book Review.

Vice President of Membership

Susan Harris

Independent critic and curator. She has been a contributing writer for ARTnews, Art in America and The Brooklyn Rail. Recent projects include catalogue text for Sylvia Plimack Mangold and Co-Curator of "Toxic Beauty: The Art of Frank Moore."

Secretary

Barbara MacAdam

Co-executive editor of ARTnews, where she also writes on a wide range of contemporary art topics. Previously she worked as executive editor of Art + Auction, and has been an editor at Review: Latin American Literature and Arts and New York magazine.

Treasurer

William Fenstermaker

Brooklyn-based art critic and writer. Editor at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and associate art editor at the Brooklyn Rail. His writing has been published by the Met, the Brooklyn Rail, the Paris Review Daily, Artspace, and more. William holds an MFA in art criticism and writing from the School of Visual Arts.

Board Member

Phyllis Braff

Past president of AICA-USA; art critic for The New York Times regional sections for several decades; former museum curator.    

Board Member

Phong Bui

Artist, writer, independent curator and former curatorial advisor at MoMA PS1 (2007–2010). He is the Co-Founder, Publisher, and Artistic Director of the monthly journal the Brooklyn Rail, Rail Curatorial Projects, and the publishing press Rail Editions. He was a senior critic at Yale MFA, Columbia University MFA, and University of Pennsylvania MFA (2012–2015), and has taught graduate seminars in MFA Writing and Criticism and MFA Photography, Video, and Related Media at the School of Visual Arts (2012–2016).

Board Member

Noah Dillon

Artist and writer living and working in New York.

Board Member

Josephine Gear

Museum Studies faculty, New York University; former Whitney Museum branch director.

Board Member

RoseLee Goldberg

Founding Director and Chief Curator of Performa. Art historian, critic, and curator whose book Performance Art: From Futurism to the Present, first published in 1979, pioneered the study of performance art. Her forthcoming book published by Thames & Hudson in 2018, Performance Now: Live Art in the Twenty-First Century, is a major survey that charts the development of live art around the globe. Goldberg’s many awards include Chevalier of the Order of Arts and Letters, Yoko Ono’s Courage Award for the Arts, and the Agnes Gund Curatorial Award from ICI. She has taught at NYU Steinhardt since 1987.

Board Member

Aaron Levy

Executive Director and Chief Curator of Slought Foundation, as well as Senior Lecturer in the Departments of History of Art and English at the University of Pennsylvania. Curated exhibitions include: "Into the Open: Positioning Practice," the US representation at the Venice Biennale for Architecture. He has edited over 20 books, films, and multimedia publications, including Cities Without Citizens (2002); Helene Cixous' Ex-cities (2007); John Cage's How to Get Started (2010); and Utterly Precarious: Carolee Schneemann (2013).

Board Member

Lee Ann Norman

Has written for BOMB, Guernica, Artcritical.com, Hyperallergic, the Chicago Reader, Newcity, and Studio: The Studio Museum of Harlem's magazine, among others. She has written about and interviewed national and international artists and creatives including Derrick Adams, Solange Farkas, Terisita Fernandez, Coco Fusco, Ralph Lemon, Jason Moran, Robin Rhode, and Mithu Sen. Lee Ann earned the MFA in Art Criticism and Writing from the School of Visual Arts in New York City. She is currently based in Chicago.

Board Member

Sara Roffino

Editor, writer, and researcher covering art and the art market since 2012. She was the managing editor of the Brooklyn Rail from 2013–15, and the senior/executive editor of Art+Auction from 2015–17. Her writing has appeared in Art+Auction, the Brooklyn Rail, Modern Painters, Cultured, Bomb.com, Artnet News, Galerie, The Art Newspaper, Artsy, and Observer.com among other publications.

Board Member

Amei Wallach

Art critic and filmmaker; AICA-USA board president, 2000-2005. Has written for Art in AmericaThe New York TimesSmithsonianVanity Fair, as well as numerous books and catalogues; formerly arts commentator for PBS Newshour, chief art critic for Newsday/New York Newsday. Organizes and moderates numerous U.S. and international panels and symposia. Co-director, “Louise Bourgeois: The Spider, The Mistress and The Tangerine” (2008); in post-production on Ilya and Emilia Kabakov documentary. Founding Program Director Art Writing Workshop, a partnership between AICA and the Creative Capital/Warhol Foundation Art Writing Workshop. 

Board Member

Lilly Wei

Has written regularly for Art in America since 1982, is a contributing editor for ARTnews and Art Asia Pacific, and has contributed essays to numerous museum and gallery publications. Wei has organized numerous shows in the United States and abroad, most recently Mei Guo (The Beau Monde) for Contrasts Gallery in Shanghai and Beijing, and Into the Trees for The Fields Sculpture Park in Ghent, NY.

Headquartered in New York, AICA-USA's membership comprises over 400 critics, curators, scholars, and art historians working throughout the United States.

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