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Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art and Phyllis C. Wattis MATRIX Curator, UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAMPFA)

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At Berkeley Art Museum, Apsara DiQuinzio has been responsible for exhibitions and collections in the modern and contemporary area, and oversees the MATRIX program of contemporary art, which features six to eight exhibitions annually, often of new, rarely seen, or experimental work, since Fall of 2012.

She has organized over a dozen exhibitions, including Color Shift; Ballet of Heads: The Figure in the Collection, and MATRIX exhibitions with Nicole Eisenman, Paz Errázuriz, Anna Maria Maiolino, Geta Brătescu, John Zurier, Eric Baudelaire, Tarek Atoui, and many others.

Previously, Ms DiQuinzio was Assistant Curator of Painting and Sculpture at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, where she organized solo exhibitions with Vincent Fecteau, Mai-Thu Perret, R. H. Quaytman, Felix Schramm, Paul Sietsema, and Katharina Wulff as part of the New Work series. She was also co-curator of the 2010 and 2008 SECA Art Award exhibitions, SFMOMA’s biennial award for local emerging artists and edited the book The Air We Breathe: Artists and Poets Reflect on Marriage Equality, and organized the accompanying exhibition, and curated Abstract Rhythms: Paul Klee and Devendra Banhart. She also curated Six Lines of Flight: Shifting Geographies in Contemporary Art.

Prior to SFMOMA, Ms DiQuinzio worked at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, where she co-organized the 2004 Whitney Biennial; organized Burgeoning Geometries: Constructed Abstractions and Skin Is a Language; and, coproduced the Whitney’s series of live music events, SoundCheck. observer.com/2012/06/apsara-diquinzio-and-philipp…

She has contributed to journals such as Artforum, Mousse, Cura, and The Exhibitionist, in addition to writing for many exhibition catalogs.

Writings Edit

  1. Six Lines of Flight. Shifting Geographies in Contemporary Art, UC Press, September 30, 2012
  2. One on One: Apsara DiQuinzio on Bruce Conner’s LOOKING GLASS, SFMOMA, April 21, 2010

Links Edit

  1. Apsara DiQuinzio and Philippe Pirotte Named Curators at Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Observer, June 20, 2012