Emily D. Markert

Curatorial Projects



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The “D” stands for Denison.

Markert is a curator, writer, and arts consultant from and based in New York. She holds a BA from Johns Hopkins University in History and English with minors in Museum Studies and Visual Arts, and she received her MA in Curatorial Practice from California College of the Arts in 2021. 

From 2014 to 2019, Markert worked at Sotheby’s in the Preferred department, rising from Client Liaison to Manager of Global Communications during her five-year tenure. Markert has also held curatorial and research positions with Art in Odd Places (New York), the Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts (San Francisco), The Jay DeFeo Foundation (Berkeley), &art& (San Francisco), the CCA Libraries (San Francisco/Oakland), and FOR-SITE Foundation (San Francisco). She currently works as a curatorial assistant for an exhibition at The Jewish Museum (New York) slated for November 2023, manages strategic curatorial and editorial projects for András Szántó (New York) including a forthcoming book on the future of museum architecture, and writes for Susan Sheehan Gallery (New York). In Spring 2022 she participated in the Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo Young Curators Residency Programme in Madrid.

Markert’s curatorial practice centers on questioning whose stories have been left out of the canon of art history. She is particularly interested in contemporary artists who use research-based practices to visibilize such omissions, especially through the lens of feminist discourse. She is also focused on post-war American figurative painting as it relates to the history of the New York gallery scene. Additionally, she has a general interest in the power and potential of books as an artistic medium and extensive knowledge of rare books & manuscripts. Her undergraduate work focused on early modern British history and literature.

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︎  edenisonm@gmail.com

Headshot of Emily Markert Photo by Gabriel Rodriguez