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Open House

February 27 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Open House: Meet Ksenia Nouril, Our New Jensen Bryan Curator

Wednesday, February 27, 5:30 – 7:30pm

Join us to give a warm welcome to our new Jensen Bryan Curator Ksenia Nouril, and for a casual conversation between Ksenia Nouril and Patricia C. Phillips, Chief Academic Officer/Academic Dean at Moore College of Art & Design. The pair will talk about their past projects and the cultural landscape in Philadelphia as well as ideas for future programs and developing new audiences.

Conversation at 6:00pm, followed by refreshments

Ksenia Nouril received her PhD in Art History from Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick in 2018. Her dissertation examined the role of history in contemporary art through the work of Olga Chernysheva, Deimantas Narkevičius, Paulina Ołowska and Ilya and Emilia Kabakov. She graduated summa cum laude from New York University with a BA in Art History and Russian & Slavic Studies. Nouril has organized collection and loan exhibitions for institutions including the Bruce Museum, Greenwich; Zimmerli Art Museum, New Brunswick; Lower East Side Printshop, NY; and The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), NY.


Before joining the staff at The Print Center, Nouril was part of a team at MoMA dedicated to researching, cataloging and interpreting modernist photographic history through the Thomas Walther Collection. She co-organized the 2015 exhibition Production-Reproduction: The Circulation of Photographic Modernism, 1900-1950. From 2015 to 2017, Nouril was a Contemporary and Modern Art Perspectives (C-MAP) Fellow at MoMA. She is a co-editor of and contributor to Art and Theory of Post-1989 Central and Eastern Europe: A Critical Anthology, 2018 (MoMA/Duke University Press) and has published in exhibition catalogs and magazines, including ARTMargins Online, The Calvert Journal and OSMOS.


Patricia C. Phillips is a writer and curator who focuses on public art, civic space, landscape, the environment – and the intersection of these areas. She is author of Mierle Laderman Ukeles: Maintenance Art, 2016 (Prestel, New York); Ursula von Rydingsvard: Working, 2011 (Prestel); It is Difficult, a survey of the work of Alfredo Jaar, 1988 (Actar Press, Barcelona); and editor of City Speculations, 1996 (Princeton Architectural Press, New York). From 2002 to 2007, she was Editor-in-Chief of Art Journal. Recent work includes the lead essay for habitus: ann hamilton, 2017 (Delmonico Books-Prestel, New York with The Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia); and editor of Public Art: Critical and Primary Sources: 1960-2017, 2020 (Bloomsbury Publishing, London).


Phillips was co-curator, with Larissa Harris of the Queens Museum, of Mierle Laderman Ukeles: Maintenance Art, Queens Museum, Corona, NY, 2016-17. Curatorial projects include Making Sense: Five Installations on Sensation, Katonah Museum of Art, NY, 1996; City Speculations, Queens Museum, 1995-96; The POP Project, Institute for Contemporary Art/Boston and MoMA PS1, New York, 1988; and Disney Animators and Animation, Whitney Museum of Art, NY, 1981. She has held academic positions at Parsons School of Design/New School for Social Research; State University of New York at New Paltz; Cornell University, Ithaca, NY; and Rhode Island School of Design, Providence.


The Print Center Exhibitions, Programs and Events are free and open to the public.


Ksenia Nouril, Photo: Matt Rencher




February 27
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm