Sascha S. Bauer, Chair
Fred Wilson, President
Benoit P. Bosc
Allen H. Brill
Priscilla Vail Caldwell
Robert K. Elliott
John H. Friedman
Elena M. Paul
Eleanor Heyman Propp
Elaine G. Weitzen
Danielle Anderman is the Chief Executive Officer of Bespoke Fashions, a menswear company based in New York. She has been on the board since 2013.
Candy Barasch is an art collector and philanthropist based in New York. She joined the board in 2014.
Sascha S. Bauer, chair of the SculptureCenter board, works in corporate real estate. He has served on the board since 2008.
Andreas Beroutsos is the Executive Vice President, Private Equity & Infrastructure at Caisse de Dépôt et Placement du Québec. He joined the board in 2011.
Sanford Biggers is a New York based interdisciplinary artist and professor of Visual Arts at Columbia University. He has been a member of the SculptureCenter board since 2012.
Benoit P. Bosc manages the Crude Oil trading book for Goldman Sachs & Co. He joined the board in 2016.
Carol Bove is an artist based in Brooklyn. She joined the board in 2013.
Allen H. Brill, treasurer of the SculptureCenter, is an attorney whose firm Brill & Meisel, specializes in real estate. He joined the board in 2002.
Priscilla Vail Caldwell is an independent curator and advisor specializing in modern and contemporary American art. She joined the board in 2011.
Eleanor Cayre is a collector, art advisor, and exhibition organizer with a focus on established contemporary and emerging art. She joined the SC Board in 2013.
Robert K. Elliott, a former partner at KPMG in New York and a previous chair of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, has served on the board since 2005 and currently holds the position of Vice President.
Libby Ellis is the Principal at AEA Consulting. She has been on the Board since 2013.
Dennis Freedman is the Creative Director of Barneys New York. He joined the board in 2016.
John H. Friedman is a Managing Partner at Easton Capital Investment Group. He joined the board in 2011.
Roelfien Kuijpers is a Managing Director in the Asset Management division of Deutsche Bank. She joined the board in 2016.
Nate McBride is the Principal and Founder of McBride & Associates Architects. He joined the board in 2013.
Adam McEwen is an artist based in New York. He joined the board in 2013.
Elena M. Paul is the Director of Legal & Business Affairs for the Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation. She joined the board in 2011.
Eleanor Heyman Propp is an art collector and philanthropist based in New York. She joined the board in 2014.
Allison Rubler, a collector and art advisor, joined the board in 2015.
Diane Solomon is a New York based philanthropist and collector of contemporary art. She joined the board in 2012.
Elaine G. Weitzen, who has been on the board since 1987, is an art collector and philanthropist.
Fred Wilson, a New York based artist and MacArthur Fellow, has been on the board since 1995 and currently serves as President.
Mary Ceruti, Executive Director and Chief Curator
As SculptureCenter's Chief Curator and Executive Director, Mary Ceruti oversees all aspects of program, planning, and organizational development. She has organized numerous solo and group exhibitions of contemporary art and curated special projects and commissions by over 50 emerging and established artists. Before joining SculptureCenter in 1999, Mary worked as an independent curator and writer and was the Director of Programs at Capp Street Project, an acclaimed international residency program, commissioning installation projects in San Francisco from 1992–98. She started her career as a Curatorial Assistant at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Ms. Ceruti holds a B.A. in Philosophy from Haverford College and in Art History from Bryn Mawr College. She received her M.A. from the Inter-Arts Center at San Francisco State University after pursuing an in-depth study of community-based public art projects.
Cheryl Chan, Development Assistant/Assistant to the Director
Cheryl Chan serves as the Development Assistant/Assistant to the Director. She supports the Executive Director and Development Director in all facets of individual, foundation, government, and corporate grantmaking, and acts as a liaison to the Board. Prior to joining the SculptureCenter team, Cheryl assisted with development and special events initiatives at Creative Time and Art21, as well as handled membership services at the Whitney Museum of American Art. Most recently, she managed curatorial and public programming at the Chelsea Art Museum, and oversaw fundraising for Mad. Sq. Art, Madison Square Park Conservancy's public art program. Cheryl received her BA in Art History with a concentration in contemporary art from Queens College, and studied Fine Art at Parsons The New School for Design. Cheryl, a Queens native, is an avid runner, baker, and consumer of desserts.
Kyle Dancewicz, Exhibitions and Program Manager
As Exhibitions and Program Manager, Kyle is responsible for coordinating SculptureCenter's artistic, public, and educational programs and managing the development and production of all of SculptureCenter's exhibitions. Kyle was previously Curatorial Manager at Madison Square Park Conservancy, where he oversaw the organization's public art commissioning program. He holds a BA in art history from Harvard University and is pursuing an MA at Hunter College.
Meredith Friedman, Visitor Services & Membership Manager
As Visitor Services and Memberships Manager, Meredith oversees the front of house and exhibitions day-to-day. Her responsibilities include bookstore management, installation maintenance, and creating an overall worthwhile experience for SculptureCenter visitors. In addition, Meredith manages SculptureCenter's NewArtNetwork membership program by collaborating with the Development Director and Associate Director to plan and organize special member events including artist discussions, studio visits, and exclusive tours. Meredith grew up in New York City and holds a BA in Dance and Choreography from Connecticut College.
Allison Derusha, Director of Development
Allison Derusha, Director of Development brings over 20 years experience in fundraising, strategic planning and cultural communications for leading visual and performing arts organizations. Prior to joining SculptureCenter in 2016, Allison held senior fundraising and arts administration positions with Performa, National Academy Museum, American Ballet Theatre, American Symphony Orchestra, Museum of the City of New York, the BAM Harvey Theatre, and the Guggenheim Museum. Allison's consultancy experience includes developing strategic communications, annual fund campaigns and galas, board development, and capital and sponsorship campaigns for the Museum of Contemporary Art, Cincinnati, LACMA, Tang Museum, Brooklyn Museum, San Francisco Opera, San Francisco Ballet, Jacob's Pillow, and SCAD Museum, among others. A former adjunct member of faculty of CUNY's art history undergraduate program, Allison also regularly lectures on fundraising and board development for NYU's Masters in Arts Administration program.
Ruba Katrib, Curator
Ruba Katrib is SculptureCenter's Curator and is responsible for organizing exhibitions, educational and public programs, publications, and for coordinating all aspects of program presentation. At SculptureCenter she has produced the group shows The Eccentrics (2015), Puddle, Pothole, Portal (2014) (co-curated with artist Camille Henrot), Better Homes (2013), and A Disagreeable Object (2012). Recent solo shows include exhibitions with Rochelle Goldberg (2016), Anthea Hamilton, Gabriel Sierra, Magali Reus, Michael E. Smith, and Erika Verzutti (all 2015). In her previous post as the Associate Curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), North Miami, she organized several solo and group exhibition including The Reach of Realism (2009), which explored the traditions of realism within the digital age, as well as the first museum retrospectives of Cory Arcangel and Claire Fontaine (both 2010). Katrib has contributed texts for a number of publications and periodicals including Art in America, Parkett, and cura. magazine. She has also co-curated with Tom Eccles, Visitors, a group exhibition of public art on Governors Island, New York (2015).
Claire Valdez, Operations Manager
As Operations Manager, Claire Valdez oversees operational matters at the SculptureCenter office and museum, and tries to keep the lights on. She collaborates with staff members on the technical aspects of exhibitions, public programs, and special events, and manages the administrative and procedural facets of the In Practice open call and Lucky Draw. A recent Chicago transplant, she previously worked for Chicago Artists Coalition and co-directed PeregrineProgram, an artist-run exhibition space in East Garfield Park. She received her BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
Ben Whine, Associate Director
Ben Whine is SculptureCenter's Associate Director and is responsible for spearheading the museum's marketing and promotion, media relations, audience development, limited edition program, and special events, as well as overseeing its administrative functions. Prior to joining SculptureCenter, he worked as the Director of Individual Development, Membership and Annual Fund at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. Initially working on a series of major gift campaigns, as well as managing the museum's sales of fundraising limited editions, he more recently focused on building a successful broad-based fundraising program to engage and serve museum constituents. Over eight years at the Guggenheim he also led the museum's travel program at four Venice Biennales. He was previously Associate Director of Development for Membership at the New Museum of Contemporary Art and moved to New York in 2001 from London, where he was Patrons Manager at Tate.
Morgan Edelbrock, Head Installer
Morgan, an Austin, Texas sweetheart, has been making art WORK at SculptureCenter since 2005. As an installer and art handler, she can be found in the highest reaches of SculptureCenter's rafters or the most remote corner of the basement, but wherever she is, rest assured the show is going up.
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Pojai Akratanakul, Curatorial Intern
Pojai Akratanakul, a Bangkok native, is a recent graduate from the MA Visual Arts Administration program at New York University, with a background in Fine Arts. Prior to this internship, Pojai has interned and worked in exhibitions, publications, and development for organizations such as Independent Curators International and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, among others. In 2014, she was Assistant Curator for two exhibitions at Bangkok University Gallery, including "Operation Bangkok," which stemmed from a residency project. Her areas of interests include participatory and process-based art, and Southeast Asian contemporary art in relation to the region's social and geo-political transformations. Besides art and museums, Pojai is devoted to the internet culture of cat videos and is learning pottery.