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Roxana Marcoci

post Contributor Senior Curator, Department of Photography The Museum of Modern Art

Roxana Marcoci is Senior Curator in the Department of Photography at The Museum of Modern Art, where she focuses on major acquisitions and exhibitions of modern and contemporary art. She holds a PhD in Art History, Theory, and Criticism from the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University. The recipient of the Center for Curatorial Leadership Fellowship in 2011, Marcoci also chairs the Central and Eastern European group of MoMA’s C-MAP (Contemporary and Modern Art Perspectives in a Global World). Marcoci is visiting critic in the graduate program at Yale University. She has written extensively on postwar and contemporary art, and is a contributor to Aperture, Art in America, Art Journal, and Mousse, among other journals. She is co-editor of Photography at MoMA: 1960 to Now (2015), and Photography at MoMA: 1920 to 1960 (2016), the first two in a three-volume history of the expanded field of photography. At MoMA, Marcoci has organized numerous exhibitions, including Louise Lawler: WHY PICTURES NOW (2017); A Revolutionary Impulse: The Rise of the Russian Avant-Garde (2016, co-curated); Transmissions: Art in Eastern Europe and Latin America, 1960–1980 (2016, co-curated); From Bauhaus to Buenos Aires: Grete Stern and Horacio Coppola (co-curated); Zoe Leonard: Analogue (2015); the retrospective Christopher Williams: The Production Line of Happiness (2014), co-organized by MoMA and the Art Institute of Chicago; New Photography 2013 (2013-14); XL: 19 New Acquisitions (2013-14, co-curated); The Shaping of New Visions: Photography, Film, Photobook (2012–13); Taryn Simon: A Living Man Declared Dead and Other Chapters I-XVIII (2012); Sanja Iveković: Sweet Violence (2011); Projects 96: Haris Epaminonda (2011); Staging Action: Performance in Photography Since 1960 (2011, co-curated); The Original Copy: Photography of Sculpture, 1839 to Today (2010); New Photography 2010: Roe Ethridge, Elad Lassry, Alex Prager, Amanda Ross-Ho (2010); Pictures by Women: A History of Modern Photography (2010, co-curated); Geometry of Motion 1920/1970s (2008, co-curated); New Photography 2008: Josephine Meckseper, Mikhael Subotzky (2008); Jan De Cock: Denkmal 11 (2008); Take your time: Olafur Eliasson (2008, co-curated); Comic Abstraction: Image-Breaking, Image-Making (2007); Projects 85: Dan Perjovschi—What Happened To Us? (2007); New Photography 2006: Jonathan Monk, Barbara Probst, Jules Spinatsch (2006); Thomas Demand (2005); Projects 82: Mark Dion—Rescue Archaeology (2004); Projects 80: Lee Mingwei—The Tourist (2003); Here Tomorrow (2002, Museum of Contemporary Art, Zagreb); Projects 73: Olafur Eliasson—seeing yourself sensing (2001); Counter-Monuments and Memory (2000); and Clockwork 2000 (MoMA PS1). Many of these exhibitions are accompanied by award-winning publications, including the catalogue accompanying The Original Copy: Photography of Sculpture, 1839 to Today (2010), which was awarded Outstanding Catalogue Based on an Exhibition from the Association of Art Museum Curators. Marcoci is currently collaborating with a MoMA curatorial team on the reopening of the contemporary collection galleries in 2019 and is also at work on a major Wolfgang Tillmans exhibition for 2021.