Curators announced for 2021 New Museum Triennial

Left: Margot Norton, photo: Scott Rudd, courtesy New Museum; Right: Jamillah James, photo: Paul Mpagi Sepuya


The New Museum has announced that Margot Norton and Jamillah James will curate the fifth edition of the New Museum Triennial, scheduled to run in 2021. Launched in 2009 by the New York institution, the triennial is a survey devoted to early-career artists from around the world.

Norton joined the New Museum in 2011 as assistant curator and now serves as curator. She has worked on a number of exhibitions including The Keeper, Here and Elsewhere (reviewed here) and NYC 1993: Experimental Jet Set, Trash and No Star, and is currently working on the first American survey of Sarah Lucas, opening on 26 September 2018. Prior to joining the institution, Norton was a curatorial assistant at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York. In October 2017, she curated Sequences VIII: Elastic Hours, the eighth Sequences Real Time Art Festival in Reykjavik, Iceland. 

Jamillah James is curator at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles. Previously, she held curatorial positions at the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, working in collaboration with the nonprofit Art + Practice; the Studio Museum in Harlem, New York; and the Queens Museum, New York. She has worked on numerous exhibitions, including recent solo presentations of Njideka Akunyili Crosby, Sarah Cain, Alex Da Corte, Abigail DeVille, Rafa Esparza and Simone Leig, and is preparing major solo shows of B. Wurtz and Nayland, artist projects with Maryam Jafri and Lucas Blalock, as well as the group exhibition The Living End: Painting and Other Technologies 1970-Present. James is a visiting critic in the graduate department at the Art Center College of Design, Pasadena.

Read reviews of previous editions of the triennial: 2018 Triennial: Songs of Sabotage and 2015 Triennial: Surround Audience

9 July 2018