Curator & Creative Producer

Time-Based Art

New York City


The Toledo Museum of Art & Superblue
April 29 – November 26, 2023

Superblue and The Atlantic
Ace Mission Studios, Los Angeles
May 13 – September 11, 2022

Featuring a soundtrack created by ANOHNI
The Shed, New York
September 29 – December 19, 2021

Superblue, Miami
May 20, 2021 – present

Selected Exhibitions 2012 - 2020

Selected Exhibitions 2012 - 2019

Audemars Piguet Art Commission 2017
Art Basel Miami Beach
December 4-10, 2017

Amie Siegel: Interiors

Frye Museum of Art, Seattle
May 20 – September 3, 2017

Sonic Protest Festival, Paris
April 2-3, 2015

Barbican Centre, London
March 31, 2015

Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM), Brooklyn, NY
September 2013

Originally commissioned for the Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center, NY

LaBoral Centro de Arte, Gijon, Spain
October 5, 2012 – March 2013

Presencia Activa (An Active Presence)

Selected Exhibitions 2009 - 2012


East Hampton, NY
September 23, 2023

On the occasion of DRIFT’s exhibition Fragile Future
The Shed, New York
October 14, 2021

Immersive Art at Superblue

Interview with Kathleen Forde and Margot Mottaz
No Proscenium Podcast
August 27, 2021

On the occasion of Rafael Lozano-Hemmer: Abstracción Biométrica
Espacio Fundación Telefónica, Madrid
June 6, 2014

On the occasion of Daniel Canogar: River of History
Borusan Contemporary, Istanbul
January 13, 2012


How to Assemble a Watch: The Art of Network Science

In Hidden Patterns: Visualizing Networks at Barabasi Lab
Hatje Cantz, Berlin, 2021

Beneath Them Was Forever

MFA Thesis Exhibition
The New School, New York

Borusan Contemporary Art Collection Volume 3

Borusan Contemporary, 2017
Editor and Contributor
“Rachel Rossin” (Curator’s Interview)
“Marina Zurkow” (Curator’s Interview)

Borusan Contemporary Art Collection Volume 3

in Rafael Lozano-Hemmer: Pseudomatism
RM/MUAC, Barcelona, 2016

Interview with Marina Zurkow

in More&More (The Invisible Oceans)
Punctum Books, Santa Barbara, 2016

in Rafael Lozano-Hemmer: Vicious Circular Breathing
Borusan Contemporary, 2013

Interview with Daniel Canogar Quadratura

Quadratura exhibition catalog
Museo de Arte Contemporáneo Gas Natural Fenosa, 2012

“Focus on: EMPAC”

Interviewed in Digitalarti #5
January/February/March 2011

“Digital Light: Reflecting Life” in Artificial Light

VCUarts Anderson Gallery and University of Virginia Press, 2008

What Sound Does a Color Make?

Independent Curators International, 2005


For more than twenty years, Kathleen Forde’s career as a time-based arts curator has encompassed the spheres of exhibition, performance, and technology. In addition to her work rooted in exhibition curation, she has a specific focus on projects in which she works with artists on ambitious new commissions. She has worked both independently and on staff with numerous institutions including Superblue, the Toledo Museum of Art, the Shed (NYC), Borusan Contemporary (Istanbul), the Experimental Media & Performing Arts Center (Troy, NY), the Eyebeam Center for Art & Technology, the University of Michigan Museum of Art, Audemars Piguet, Telefonica (Madrid), Transmediale (Berlin), the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
As an independent curator and consultant, Kathleen concurrently holds the titles of Senior Curator for Superblue and Senior Advisor & Curator-at-Large for the Thoma Foundation's Digital & Media Arts collection.
Previously, 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.From 2005 to 2012 Forde was the Curator of Time-Based Visual Arts at the Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC) in Troy, NY. At EMPAC she 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 is on the faculty of the School of Visual Arts (SVA) in the MA Curatorial Practice program. 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.

Kathleen Forde