Ali Subotnick

Ali Subotnick joined the Hammer in late 2006. In 2009 she curated Nine Lives: Visionary Artists from L.A., the fifth in the Hammer Museum’s biannual invitational exhibition series highlighting work created in greater Los Angeles. Along with Senior Curator Anne Ellegood and the LA><ART team, she co-curated Made in L.A. 2012. For one weekend in July 2012, she organized the first and only Venice Beach Biennial, a weekend exhibition/event on the Venice Beach Boardwalk, which was a collateral event to Made in L.A. She is also organizing a full-career retrospective of the work of Llyn Foulkes, which will be presented at the Hammer in February 2013, in addition to the upcoming Mark Leckey exhibition and Hammer Projects shows with Cyprien Gaillard and Neil Beloufa. Subotnick also oversees the Hammer Museum’s Artists Residency program. Previously she organized the traveling exhibition Richard Hawkins: Third Mind which was curated by Lisa Dorin for The Art Institute of Chicago and The Bible Illuminated: R. Crumb’s Book of Genesis. Subotnick has also curated numerous Hammer Projects exhibitions, including Erin Cosgrove, Roberto Cuoghi, Nathalie Djurberg, Julian Hoeber, Jamie Isenstein, Stephen G. Rhodes, Erik van Lieshout, and Kaari Upson (all debut American museum exhibitions for the artists), as well as Nic Hess, Desirée Holman, Yoshua Okón, Aïda Ruilova, Shirana Shahbazi, Mungo Thomson, and Ryan Trecartin. In 2006, along with her frequent collaborators, artist Maurizio Cattelan and curator Massimiliano Gioni (together they created The Wrong Gallery & Charley magazine), she co-curated Of Mice and Men, the 4th Berlin Biennial for contemporary art. She has written about art and culture for Frieze, Parkett, ARTnews, and ArtReview among other publications.