Emily D. Markert

Curatorial Projects



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Upcoming shows at Dia Art Foundation
Senga Nengudi at Dia Beacon (Opens February 17, 2023)
Chryssa & New York at Dia Chelsea (Opens March 2, 2023)

Caldonia: Concert and Film Posters from the Ralph DeLuca Collection
Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art (Las Vegas, NV) 
July 15 – October 2, 2022
Traveled from Salon 94, New York
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Hervé Guibert, This and More
Curatorial Fellow
CCA Wattis Institute (San Francisco, CA)
June 9 – July 30, 2022 
Travels to Museum of Contemporary Art, Rome and KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin in 2023
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Si las palabras hablaran (If words could talk)
Fundación Sandretto Re Rebaudengo (Madrid, Spain)
May 26 – June 25, 2022
Culminating exhibition of the 2022 Young Curators Residency Programme
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FOR-SITE Foundation at the Cliff House (San Francisco, CA)
November 7, 2021 – March 27, 2022
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Paola Pivi: We Are The Baby Gang
MGM Aria Resort (Las Vegas, NV)
September 7 – November 5, 2021
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Contact Traces 
CCA Wattis Institute (San Francisco, CA)
March 9 – June 6, 2021
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Silence Unseen
Online via CCA Libraries (San Francisco, CA)
May 10, 2021 – Ongoing
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Forgotten Ephemera: The Alliance of Figurative Artists
Online via CCA Libraries (San Francisco, CA)
May 10, 2021 – Ongoing
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Familiar Faces
Online via CCA Libraries (San Francisco, CA)
March 5, 2021 – Ongoing 
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Playing with Scale, Part Two: between us, about them
Online and in directors’ homes, via CCA PLAySPACE Gallery (San Francisco, CA)
October 9 – November 30, 2020 
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A Book Like a Fist: Gato Negro’s Grammar of Radicality
    Opened May 2020 *reimagined online due to Covid-19
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Playing with Scale: Part One
CCA PLAySPACE Gallery (San Francisco, CA)
February 27 – August 15, 2020 *transitioned online & extended due to Covid-19
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Art in Odd Places 2018: BODY
Support for Curator Katya Grokhovsky 
Gallery exhibition: October 4–27, 2018 
Performance art festival: October 11–14, 2018
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A Tale of Two Houses: Homewood, Clifton, and Historic Preservation
Homewood Museum (Baltimore, MD)
December 10, 2013 – May 25, 2014
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Remaking American Literature: Poe, Lanier and Whitman In and Out of the Archive
Johns Hopkins Special Collections (Baltimore, MD)
February – May 2012
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Public Programme of Si las palabras hablaran
  • Series of performances as part of the exhibition for the Young Curators Residency Programme, Spring 2022
  • May 26:  PERRO O NADA. Imprevisto número 2, a happening by Silbatriz Pons 
  • May 28: Improvisation I by Laia Estruch
  • May 28: Tears of the Calabash by Babasy, Opoku, and Tahirou Drabo
  • June 5: The country left and we remained performed by Las Caminantas del Teatro
  • June 9: Prelude to an anticolonial songbook by Adrian Schindler with Hassan Lahjari
  • June 9: Anecdotes From the Elsewhere by Arash Fayez with TRIIM

On/View Event Series 

Where Are The Tiny Revolts? at Printed Matter Virtual Art Book Fair
  • Q&A Moderator, panel discussion
  • Online via Printed Matter and the CCA Wattis Institute 
  • February 27, 2021 ︎︎︎ Watch recording here

Catching Ideas in Process: Jay DeFeo’s Photography
  • Moderator, panel discussion
  • Speakers: artists Paul Mpagi Sepuya and Rayyane Tabet and SFMOMA Curator Corey Keller
  • Online via The Jay DeFeo Foundation (Berkeley) + Wattis Institute (San Francisco)
  •  November 18, 2020 ︎︎︎ Watch recording here or click here for more information

Live with the Archive: Gato Negro
  • Participant, panel discussion
  • Speakers: Andrea García Flores and León Muñoz Santini of Gato Negro with Katherine Hamilton
  • Online via Letterform Archive (San Francisco)
  • October 29, 2020 ︎︎︎ Watch recording here or click here for more information

Trinh T. Minh-ha Film Club

The Lost Hour: At the Intersection of Site-specificity and Historicity

Public Events Organized at Sotheby’s

RAMMΣLLZΣΣ: The Artist and the Equation  
  • Panel discussion
  • Speakers: Curator Carlo McCormick and the Cult of Rammellzee Artist Collective
  • Sotheby’s (New York, NY)
  • May 6, 2018

Who Owns Creativity: A Panel on Artistic Collaboration, Appropriation and Ownership
  • Panel discussion
  • Speakers: Jesse Finkelstein, Print All Over Me; Casey Fremont, Art Production Fund; curator Emie Diamond; artist Nir Hod
  • Sotheby’s (New York, NY)
  • May 7, 2017


Fundación Sandretto Re Rebaudengo Young Curators Residency Programme in Madrid
Curatorial residency, March 1 – May 31, 2022
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Art for Climate Action: The Frankenthaler Climate Art Awards
A project of Asia Society and the Helen Frankenthaler Foundation with the Hirshhorn Museum, National Gallery of Art, Phillips Collection, Environmental Defense Fund, Kennedy Center
Open Call launched January 2022, winners announced April 2022
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Unfinished Camp

An initiative of András Szántó LLC and Hans Ulrich Obrist
Convenings in Basel, New York, and Venice throughout 2021  – 2022
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The Just A List 
Curatorial residency, June 15 – August 15, 2021
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Master’s Thesis
︎ Not for the Uncommitted: The Alliance of Figurative Artists, 1969–1975
April 2021
Advisor: Katy Siegel, PhD
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︎ Imagining the Future Museum: 21 Dialogues with Architects by András Szántó
      US Release Date: January 2023, published by Hatje Cantz
       Managing Editor
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︎ The Artist’s Books of Andy Warhol 
       September 2021, published by Susan Sheehan Gallery
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︎  Contact Traces exhibition catalogue
        May 2021, published by CCA
Co-editor and contributor
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︎  Playing with Scale: A Publication exhibition catalogue
July 2020, published by CCA
Editor and contributor
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︎  Revolution of the Eye: Modern Art and the Birth of American Television by Dr. Maurice Berger
Catalogue for 2015 exhibition at The Jewish Museum
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︎ ”Alice Neel Didn’t Work Alone”
        August 2021, Hyperallergic
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︎ “Hands-Off: John Baldessari and the Early Years of CalArts”
June 2020, Wattis Institute
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︎ “Portraits for 2020”
May 2020, CCA MFA 2020 Exhibition
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Select E-Catalogues for Susan Sheehan Gallery
︎ Art Basel | Miami
       December 2022
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︎ ADAA Art Show | New York
       November 2022
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Frieze Masters | London
       October 2022
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︎ Art Basel | Basel 
       June 2022
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︎ Art Basel | Miami 
       December 2021
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︎ ADAA Art Show | New York 
       November 2021
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︎ Art Basel | Basel
       September 2021
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Select Articles on Sothebys.com (2016-2017)
︎ The Modern TEFAF: An Interview with Michael Plummer and Jeff Rabin
︎  Meet 3 Artists Exhibiting at Accessible Art Fair New York
︎  5 Questions for Patrick Van Maris, CEO of TEFAF  
︎  Spanish Fashion in Mexico
︎  A Night in Van Gogh’s Bedroom
︎  Museums in Sync

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Life Imitates Art: Sotheby's New York Employee Art Show
Juried group show
Sotheby’s (New York, NY)
August 8-16, 2019

Every Woman Biennial
Group show curated by C. Finley
LaMaMa Galleria (New York, NY)
May 19-29, 2019 
In Conversation: Sotheby's New York Employee Art Show
Juried group show
Sotheby’s (New York, NY)
August 7-23, 2017
1010 Residency Exhibition
Group show and performance series - culmination of year-long residency program
Bushwick Open Studios (Brooklyn, NY)
September 22-24, 2017