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Kathy Battista

Program Director, MA Contemporary Art, New York
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PhD, The London Consortium, University of London
MA, Courtauld Institute of Art
BA, Fordham University

Battista is scholar, lecturer, and a curator of exhibitions in museums and galleries, most recently, The Art of Fashion at Fountain House Gallery New York, Escape Attempts at Shulamit Nazarian Gallery, Los Angeles, and E.A.T.: Experiments in Art and Technology at the Museum der Moderne, Salzburg, Austria. She has authored numerous articles and books, including: New York New Wave: The Legacy of Feminist Art in Emerging Practice and Renegotiating the Body: Feminist Art in 1970s London. Battista is also Editor in Chief of the Benezit Dictionary of Artists at Oxford University Press and she is co-editing (with NY faculty Bryan Faller) a forthcoming book on artist estates and foundations, Creative Legacies: Critical Issues in Artist Estates, for Lund Humphries.

Instagram: @kathybattista

Kathy Battista
  • Selected Publications

    Selected Publications

    New York New Wave: The Legacy of Feminist Art in Emerging Practice (IB Tauris, 2017)

    ‘New Feminist Positions: Disrupting a White Feminist Canon’, Third Text, 2016

    Re-negotiating the Body: Feminist Artists in 1970s London, IB Tauris, winner of the Choice Book Award for 2013.

    Co-author of Art New York (Ellipsis, 2000) and Recent Architecture in The Netherlands, Ellipsis, 1998

    Essays in the following edited collections: Drawings in the 21st Century: Papers on Contemporary Practice (Ashgate, 2015); Ladies and Gents: Public Toilets and Gender (Temple University Press, 2009); Arcade: Artists and Placemaking (Black Dog, 2006); Surface Tension: Supplement 1 (errant bodies, 2006) and Surface Tension: Problematics of Site (errant bodies, 2003); as well as many exhibition catalogues.
  • Selected Exhibitions

    Selected Exhibitions

    Escape Attempts, Shulamit Nazarian Gallery, Los Angeles, 2017

    The Art of Fashion, Fountain House Gallery, New York, 2017

    E.A.T.: Experiments in Art & Technology, Museum der Moderne, Salzburg, Austria, 2015

    Democracy: What's Right What's Left, Phoenix Gallery, New York, 2015
  • Professional Affiliations

    Professional Affiliations

    Advisory Board, panOpticon

    NADA member

    Pro bono work includes:

    Committee member: Friends of Kayany auction to benefit Syrian refugee children in Lebanon, 2017/8

    ICI benefit committee, 2017

    LebMash auction committee, 2017

    ArtSpace New Haven benefit committee, 2017

    Watermill benefit committee, 2016
  • Lectures / Conferences

    Lectures / Conferences

    Guest lecture, Arter, Istanbul, 2017

    Panelist, ‘Street Art and the Law’, NY State Bar CLE Event, September 2016

    ‘Art and Feminism’, UPenn Fine Art BA, February 2016

    Panelist, ‘Neoavantgarde in Eastern Europe’, Vienna Contemporary, September 2015

    Guest critic, MFA Painting, Cranbrook Academy of Art, 2014
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