Kathleen Forde

Former Curator, Time-Based Visual Arts

Former Founding Curator for Time-Based Visual Arts Kathleen Forde is currently the inaugural curator for PaceX, a new initiative spearheaded by Pace Gallery, dedicated to art, technology, and the meaningful presentation of experiential art.

Prior to PaceX, Forde was the Artistic Director at Large for Borusan Contemporary, a collection-based space for media arts exhibitions, commissions, and public programming in Istanbul. During her tenure at BC she curated and toured numerous solo exhibitions by artists such as Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, Carsten Nicolai, Diana Thater, Bill Viola and John Gerrard, and collaborated with curators and institutions that include the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Espacio Telefonica Madrid, La Boral Gijon, and the Kunsthalle Darmstadt.

Concurrently she is working as an independent curator with various institutions both nationally and abroad, including the University of Michigan Museum of Art, the Frye Art Museum in Seattle, and Audemars Piguet on their annual art commission in collaboration with Art Basel Miami Beach.

From 2005–12 at EMPAC Forde commissioned and/or produced a broad range of new work by artists that included The Wooster Group, Laurie Anderson, Japanther, Jem Cohen and Ben Rubin, and curated exhibitions such as Dancing on the Ceiling: Art and Zero Gravity.

Prior to EMPAC, Forde was the Curatorial Director for Live Arts and New Media at the Goethe Institut Internaciones in Berlin and Munich. As Curatorial Associate and then Assistant Curator for Media Arts at SFMOMA (1999–2002), she co-curated the interdisciplinary show 010101: Art in Technological Times in addition to ongoing work with both temporary and permanent collection exhibitions.

She has also written and/or curated on a freelance basis for various organizations that have included the Eyebeam Center for Art and Technology; The University of Michigan Museum of Art (UMMA); Independent Curators International; The Transmediale Festival, Berlin; Kunstverein Dusseldorf and Cologne; VideoZone, Tel Aviv; the Rotterdam Film Festival; and the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

In 2010 Forde was a fellow in the 2010 Center for Curatorial Leadership (CCL) fellowship class and held an Alexander von Humboldt research scholarship in Berlin from 2002–2003. She earned an MA in Post-1945 Art and Theory from Goldsmiths College, University of London, and a BA in Communications and Art History from the Loyola College of Maryland. 

Events and Residencies

2012

August 20–December 16, 2012
Season
August 20–September 1, 2012
Film/Video, Installation, Commission
Brent Green
May 2, 2012 at 2:00 pm
Installation, Commission
A Shakespeare Accelerator: Experiments in Kinetic Language
April 23, 2012 at 2:00 pm
Film/Video, Music/Sound, Commission
Jem Cohen
April 22, 2012 at 8:00 pm
Film/Video, Music/Sound, Commission
Jem Cohen
April 22–28, 2012
Film/Video, Music/Sound, Commission, Residency
Jem Cohen
April 12, 2012 at 7:30 pm
Film/Video, Music/Sound, Performance
SUE-C + AGF
April 9–May 2, 2012
Installation, Commission
A Shakespeare Accelerator: Experiments in Kinetic Language
March 27–October 13, 2012
Commission, Exhibition
Index
March 26–31, 2012
Commission, Residency
Jennifer and Kevin McCoy
March 5–9, 2012
Installation, Commission
A Shakespeare Accelerator: Experiments in Kinetic Language
March 5–July 28, 2012
Installation, Commission
A Shakespeare Accelerator: Experiments in Kinetic Language
February 28–March 6, 2012
Commission, Residency
Ben Rubin
February 6–24, 2012
Film/Video, Residency
Kurt Hentschläger
January 26–May 13, 2012
Season

2011

December 3, 2011 at 8:00 pm
Music/Sound, Performance, Commission
Japanther
December 2, 2011 at 8:00 pm
Music/Sound, Performance, Commission
Japanther
November 13–16, 2011
Music/Sound, Residency
eteam
November 9–December 3, 2011
Music/Sound, Commission, Residency
Japanther
October 29, 2011 at 11:00 am
Film/Video
onedotzero_adventures in motion
September 29, 2011 at 9:00 pm
Film/Video
onedotzero_adventures in motion
September 29, 2011 at 7:00 pm
Film/Video
onedotzero_adventures in motion
September 15, 2011 at 8:00 pm
Music/Sound, Performance
September 4, 2011–October 1, 2012
Series
Experiments in Time-Based Text
September 1, 2011 at 7:00 pm
Performance
Guy Maddin
August 29–December 9, 2011
Season
August 25–September 1, 2011
Film/Video, Music/Sound, Residency
Guy Maddin
July 27–August 18, 2011
Film/Video, Residency
Joanna Domke
July 27–29, 2011
Music/Sound, Residency
Laurie Anderson
July 5–13, 2011
Film/Video, Residency
Mary Reid Kelley
March 21–April 30, 2011
Film/Video, Exhibition
Graham Parker
March 15–April 15, 2011
Film/Video, Residency
Graham Parker
March 10, 2011 at 9:00 pm
Film/Video
onedotzero
March 10, 2011 at 7:00 pm
Film/Video
onedotzero
February 7–December 13, 2011
Residency
Laurie Anderson
January 27, 2011 at 9:00 pm
Film/Video
onedotzero
January 27, 2011 at 7:00 pm
Film/Video
onedotzero
January 25–October 21, 2011
Film/Video, Commission, Residency
Brent Green
January 18–May 12, 2011
Season

2010

October 16, 2010 at 8:00 pm
Film/Video, Music/Sound, Performance
Laurie Anderson
October 15, 2010 at 8:00 pm
Film/Video, Music/Sound, Performance
Laurie Anderson
October 2, 2010 at 9:00 pm
Performance, Installation, Commission
October 1–3, 2010
Festival
October 1–3, 2010
Installation, Exhibition
MTAA
October 1–3, 2010
Dance/Theater, Film/Video, Music/Sound
October 1, 2010 at 7:00 pm
Performance, Installation, Commission
September 10, 2010 at 8:00 pm
Film/Video, Music/Sound, Performance
Brent Green
September 10–December 4, 2010
Season
May 2, 2010 at 12:00 pm
Film/Video
onedotzero_adventures in motion
May 1, 2010 at 10:30 pm
Film/Video
onedotzero_adventures in motion
May 1, 2010 at 9:00 pm
Film/Video
Diplo
May 1, 2010 at 8:00 pm
Time-Based Visual Art, Installation
AntiVJ + Sleeparchive
May 1, 2010 at 6:15 pm
Film/Video
onedotzero_adventures in motion
May 1, 2010 at 4:45 pm
Film/Video, Time-Based Visual Art
onedotzero_adventures in motion
May 1, 2010 at 3:00 pm
Film/Video
onedotzero_adventures in motion
May 1, 2010 at 1:30 pm
Film/Video
onedotzero_adventures in motion
May 1–2, 2010
Film/Video, Installation
Brian Alfred
April 30, 2010 at 11:00 pm
Music/Sound, Performance
onedotzero_adventures in motion
April 30, 2010 at 10:00 pm
Film/Video, Time-Based Visual Art
onedotzero_adventures in motion
April 30, 2010 at 8:30 pm
Film/Video
onedotzero_adventures in motion
April 30–May 2, 2010
Time-Based Visual Art, Installation
AntiVJ + Sleeparchive
April 30–May 2, 2010
Time-Based Visual Art, Installation
Wieden + Kennedy London
April 9–30, 2010
Film/Video, Residency
AntiVJ
March 18–April 10, 2010
Exhibition
Art & Zero Gravity
February 22–March 20, 2010
Commission, Residency
Thom Kubli
January 28–May 28, 2010
Season
January 5–10, 2010
Film/Video, Residency
Graham Parker

2009

November 17, 2009 at 7:30 pm
Time-Based Visual Art, Talk, Demo
Art and the 360-degree screen
October 30–November 21, 2009
Film/Video, Installation, Commission
Workspace Unlimited
October 1–December 16, 2009
Installation, Commission, Exhibition
Mads Lynnerup
September 17, 2009 at 7:30 pm
Film/Video
September 3–December 10, 2009
Season
August 3–16, 2009
Residency
Toni Dove
June 17–October 1, 2009
Commission, Residency
Mads Lynnerup
April 19, 2009 at 5:45 pm
Film/Video
onedotzero
April 19, 2009 at 4:15 pm
Film/Video
onedotzero
April 19, 2009 at 3:30 pm
Film/Video
onedotzero
April 19, 2009 at 12:00 pm
Film/Video
onedotzero
April 18, 2009 at 9:45 pm
Film/Video
onedotzero
April 18, 2009 at 8:45 pm
Music/Sound, Time-Based Visual Art
Quayola
April 18, 2009 at 7:39 pm
Film/Video
onedotzero
April 18, 2009 at 7:00 pm
Music/Sound, Time-Based Visual Art, Installation
onedotzero
April 18, 2009 at 6:15 pm
Film/Video
onedotzero
April 18, 2009 at 4:45 pm
Film/Video
onedotzero
April 18, 2009 at 2:15 pm
Film/Video
onedotzero
April 18, 2009 at 12:30 pm
Film/Video
onedotzero
April 17–19, 2009
Installation
Quayola
April 17–19, 2009
Time-Based Visual Art, Installation
Troika
April 17, 2009 at 9:15 pm
Film/Video
onedotzero
April 17, 2009 at 9:00 pm
Music/Sound, Performance
skfl/jenks
April 17, 2009 at 6:30 pm
Film/Video
onedotzero
April 17, 2009 at 6:00 pm
Performance
onedotzero
April 17, 2009 at 6:00 pm
Music/Sound, Time-Based Visual Art, Performance
Scanner + Olga Mink
April 17–19, 2009
Film/Video, Music/Sound, Festival
_adventures in motion
April 2–November 20, 2009
Music/Sound, Residency
Laurie Anderson
March 1–October 30, 2009
Film/Video, Installation, Commission, Residency
Workspace Unlimited
February 27, 2009 at 8:00 pm
Film/Video, Time-Based Visual Art
A 21st Century Portrait
January 16, 2009 at 8:00 pm
Film/Video, Music/Sound, Performance
Brent Green
January 16–May 30, 2009
Season
January 12–17, 2009
Dance/Theater, Residency
Lars Jan and Early Morning Opera

2008

December 23, 2008–August 22, 2010
Performance, Residency
Peter Flaherty
December 11, 2008–May 13, 2010
Film/Video, Series
December 4, 2008 at 8:00 pm
Dance/Theater, Performance
The Builders Association
November 13, 2008 at 8:00 pm
Film/Video, Performance
Toni Dove
October 4–18, 2008
Exhibition, Opening
October 4–19, 2008
Time-Based Visual Art, Performance, Installation, Commission
The Wooster Group
October 3–19, 2008
Festival
October 2008
September 1–December 15, 2008
Season
February 14, 2008 at 8:00 pm
Dance/Theater, Performance
Lone Twin
February 13, 2008 at 8:00 pm
Dance/Theater, Performance
Lone Twin
January 23–May 1, 2008
Season
January 11–February 3, 2008
Time-Based Visual Art, Commission, Exhibition
Jennifer Tipton

2007

October 26, 2007 at 8:00 pm
Film/Video, Music/Sound, Performance
A TOOLS — Analogs and Intersections Initiative
September 14, 2007 at 8:00 pm
Film/Video, Music/Sound, Performance, Commission
The Light Surgeons
April 24, 2007 at 6:41 pm
Talk
Johannes Goebel
February 27, 2007 at 8:00 pm
Talk
Bob Stein
February 23, 2007 at 8:00 pm
Film/Video
Seeing Time in Music Video

2006

November 18, 2006 at 7:00 pm
Film/Video, Music/Sound, Performance
Kurt Hentschläger
November 17, 2006 at 9:00 pm
Film/Video, Music/Sound, Performance
Kurt Hentschläger
November 17, 2006 at 7:00 pm
Film/Video, Music/Sound, Performance
Kurt Hentschläger
November 16, 2006 at 9:00 pm
Film/Video, Music/Sound, Performance
Kurt Hentschläger
November 16, 2006 at 7:00 pm
Film/Video, Music/Sound, Performance
Kurt Hentschläger
October 27, 2006 at 8:00 pm
Film/Video, Music/Sound, Performance
Lee Ranaldo + Leah Singer
September 1, 2006–September 4, 2007
Film/Video, Music/Sound, Performance, Commission, Residency
The Light Surgeons
March 3, 2006 at 8:00 pm
Film/Video, Time-Based Visual Art
Music Video Spawned from Surrealism
March 3, 2006 at 7:00 pm
Film/Video, Music/Sound
Music Videos Spawned from Surrealism

2005

November 29, 2005 at 8:00 pm
Film/Video, Talk, Demo
September 8, 2005 at 6:30 pm
Performance, Commission
On Site + Sound

2004

January 1, 2004–December 31, 2007
Season
The years before the building

2003

July 26, 2003–June 7, 2011
Film/Video, Music/Sound, Installation, Residency
The Wooster Group

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