Linda Norden

Linda Norden is a curator, writer and part-time professor of art history, theory and criticism currently teaching for the B.F.A. and M.F.A. programs at the Malmo Art Academy in Malmo, Sweden, and at Cornell. Norden curated contemporary art at Harvard University's Fogg Art Museum between 1998 and 2006; directed the City University of New York's Graduate Center Gallery (The James Gallery) from 2008–10; and served as Commissioner of the U.S. Pavilion for the 2005 Venice Biennale, where she organized Ed Ruscha's project, "Course of Empire" with Whitney Museum curator and Deputy Director, Donna DeSalvo. Norden has written about many contemporary artists, for Artforum and for various catalogs and publications. Most recently she wrote about the L.A. painter Laura Owens; Norwegian photographer, Torbjorn Rodland; and New York City/L.A. artist, Jordan Wolfson. She is currently organizing an exhibition, titled "Project in the Drain," based on the late "Marxist movie composer" Hanns Eisler's mid-20th century composition titled 14 Ways of Considering the Rain, with New York/Austrian artist Rainer Ganahl. Additionally, Norden is organizing a longer-term exhibition project on Sol Lewitt's collection and shifts in the conceptualization of his instruction-based art over the course of his years living part time in Italy.