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Visiting Curator - Denise Markonish

Denise Markonish. Photo by Michael Oatman. 

About Denise Markonish 

Denise Markonish is the Senior Curator and Director of Exhibitions at MASS MoCA. She has over twenty years of experience producing and commissioning large-scale and experiential exhibitions and publishing catalogues, previously at the Fuller Museum, Brockton, MA and Artspace, New Haven, CT. As curator at MASS MoCA since 2007, her exhibitions have included Glenn Kaino: In the Light of a Shadow (catalogue DelMonico Books); Suffering from Realness (catalogue DelMonico/Prestel); Trenton Doyle Hancock, Mind of the Mound: Critical Mass (catalogue DelMonico/Prestel); Nick Cave: Until (catalogue DelMonico/Prestel, travelled to Carriageworks, Sydney, Tramway, Glasgow, The Momentary, Bentonville); Explode Every Day: An Inquiry into the Phenomena of Wonder (catalogue DelMonico/Prestel); Teresita Fernández: As Above So Below (catalogue MASS MoCA); Oh, Canada, the largest survey of contemporary Canadian art (Catalogue MIT Press); Nari Ward: Sub Mirage Lignum (catalogue MASS MoCA); These Days: Elegies for Modern Times; and Badlands: New Horizons in Landscape (Catalogue MIT Press). She has also edited Teresita Fernández: Wayfinding (DelMonico/Prestel) and Wonder: 50 Years of RISD Glass, and co-edited Sol LeWitt: 100 Views (Yale University Press). Markonish has taught at Williams College and the Rhode Island School of Design; was a visiting curator at Artpace’s International Artist in Residency Program, San Antonio, TX; an advisor and co-conceiver of the SETI Institute’s Artist in Residence Program, Mountainview, CA; and a visiting curator at the Haystack School of Craft, Deer Isle, ME.