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5 Minutes With Curator Lindsay Howard

Lindsay Howard is an independent curator specializing in how the Internet is shaping art and culture. She curated the first and second digital art auctions at Phillips in New York and London and has lectured at Frieze New York, Carnegie Mellon University, Art Basel Miami Beach, New York University, and School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

 

This well-rounded Libra studied film, video, electronic music, performance and literature at college and is currently listening to “If Rah” by Underworld on repeat – check it out.

 

 Art Zealous borrowed a moment with Howard to catch up about all things art.

 

Art Zealous: Phone background?

Lindsay Howard: Construct NYC 11 by Barbara Kasten (1984).

 

AZ: What artwork changed your life?

LH: 53 o’s by John Michael Boling.

 

AZ: What was the first artwork you ever collected?

LH: I’ve collected a number of artist books, prints, and digital pieces.

 

AZ: Favorite past project?

LH: I enjoyed working at 319 Scholes because we were able to support a lot of young, emerging artists who were in experimental stages of their careers. It’s been incredible to see how the community that contributed to that space has grown and developed over time.

 

AZ: What do you consider to be your most successful show? How do you measure success?

LH: I consider F.A.T. Gold: Five Years of Free Art & Technology, a retrospective of the Free Art & Technology (F.A.T.) Lab, one of my most successful exhibitions. In that case, the measure of success was that none of the artists got arrested and we didn’t make any creative compromises.

 

AZ: Fave museum?

LH: MASS MoCA and ICA Philadelphia.

 

AZ: What can we expect to see from you in the future?

LH: I’m currently in a research and development stage, going on studio visits, reading, and writing. I’m starting to see a couple of exhibitions take shape. I’m also working with Benjamin Palmer on a gallery/consultancy, which we’re aiming to launch in the next few months.

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Follow Lindsay Howard on Instagram @lindsayahoward.

 

Feature image: Installation view of Temporary Highs at bitforms, curated by Lindsay Howard.