About the Collaborator
Noah Simblist works as a curator, writer, and artist with a focus on art and politics, specifically the ways in which contemporary artists address history. He has contributed to Art in America, Modern Painters, Terremoto and other publications. He has published interviews with Kader Attia, Khaled Hourani, AL Steiner and AK Burns, Omer Fast, Jill Magid, Walead Beshty, Yoshua Okon, and Nicholas Schaffhausen. His curatorial projects include Aissa Deebi: Exile is Hard Work at Birzeit University Museum (2017), False Flags with Pelican Bomb in New Orleans (2016), Emergency Measures at the Power Station (2015), Tamy Ben Tor at Testsite (2012), Out of Place at Lora Reynolds Gallery (2011), Queer State(s) at the Visual Arts Center in Austin (2011), Yuri’s Office by Eve Sussman and the Rufus Corporation at Ft Worth Contemporary Arts (2010). He was also on the curatorial team for the 2013 Texas Biennial. In 2016, he was the co-curator and co-producer for New Cities Future Ruins, a convening that invited artists, designers and thinkers to re-imagine and engage the extreme urbanism of America’s Western Sun Belt. His most recent project is Commonwealth, a multi-year project exploring the notion of the commons at the Institute for Contemporary Art at Virginia Commonwealth University in Partnership with the Philadelphia Contemporary and Beta Local in San Juan, Puerto Rico. He is also Chair of Painting + Printmaking and Associate Professor of Art at Virginia Commonwealth University.