28 June – 3 July, Bill Arning

Bill Arning
Director Contemporary Art Museum Houston (CAMH), United States of America

Bill Arning is the director of the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston. Since arriving at CAMH in 2009, he has organized solo exhibitions on Marc Swanson, Melanie Smith, Matthew Day Jackson, and the late Stan VanDerBeek. In 2015, along with curator Elissa Auther and the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver, he co-organized the survey show Marilyn Minter: Pretty/Dirty. Previously, Arning was curator at MIT’s List Visual Arts Center (2000–2009), curating shows on AA Bronson, Cerith Wyn Evans, and Kate Ericson and Mel Ziegler. From 1985 to 1996, Arning was director of White Columns in New York, where he organized groundbreaking first solo shows for artists such as John Currin, Marilyn Minter, Andres Serrano, Richard Phillips, Cady Noland, and Jim Hodges. In 1993 Arning organized the first exhibition about gender and sexuality in South America, Maricas at the Center Cultural Ricardo Rojas at the University of Buenos Aires and, more recently, Powerful Babies-the Impact of Keith Haring on Art Today, at the Spritsmuseum, Stockholm with New York based curator Rick Herron.  His writing has appeared in Artforum, Art in America, Out, and Parkett, and he has contributed to many international publications, including exhibition catalogues on Keith Haring, Christian Jankowski, and Donald Moffett. Most recently, he wrote an essay on the art market and AIDS for Art AIDS America, organized by the Tacoma Art Museum.

(The visit is planned in collaboration with Consulate General of the Netherlands in New York)