Anne Ellegood

Anne Ellegood

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Paul Brach Visiting Artist Lecture Series

Anne Ellegood was recently appointed the Executive Director of the Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (ICA LA). She was the Senior Curator at the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles from 2009-2019. Prior to joining the Hammer, she was Curator of Contemporary Art at the Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden in Washington D.C., and from 1998-2003 she was the Associate Curator at the New Museum of Contemporary Art in New York. At the Hammer, she co-curated, with Erin Christovale, Made in LA 2018, a biennal of LA-based artists. Other group exhibitions include Take It or Leave It: Institution, Image, Ideology (2014); All of this and nothing (2011); and The Uncertainty of Objects and Ideas: Recent Sculpture (2006). She has organized solo exhibitions of the work of Eric Baudelaire, Kevin Beasley, Shannon Ebner, Latifa Echakhch, Charles Gaines, My Barbarian, John Outterbridge, Pedro Reyes, Tschabalala Self, Francis Upritchard, Sara VanDerBeek, Lily van der Stokker and many others. Ellegood recently organized the first North American retrospective of the work of Jimmie Durham, which opened at the Hammer in February 2017 and traveled to the Walker Art Center, the Whitney Museum of American Art and the Remai Modern. 

Ellegood has contributed texts to a number of journals, including Artforum, Bomb Magazine, Art Journal, Tate Etc, Mousse, L’Officiel Art, Spike Magazine and The Exhibitionist. She penned the introduction to Phaidon’s Vitamin 3D, a survey of contemporary sculpture, and has written numerous catalogue essays, including those on the work of Matthew Day Jackson, Charles Gaines, Jeffrey Gibson, Hubbard & Birchler, Sarah Lucas, Hermann Nitsch, Kerry Tribe and Sara VanDerBeek. Ellegood regularly lectures on contemporary art and participates on panels, juries exhibitions, and serves as a visiting critic to graduate programs in fine arts and curatorial practice. She received her MA in Curatorial Practice from the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College and has taught at Bard’s CCS, Rhode Island School of Design, School of the Visual Arts, George Washington University and at The Center for the Study of Modern Art, University of Illinois at The Phillips.