Artist: Anne Barlow

New Commissions
Dec 10 - Mar 05 2011
New Commissions
Jan 26 - Mar 30 2013
New Commissions
Jan 26 - Mar 30 2013
May 31 - Nov 24 2013
Jan 26 - Mar 30 2013
Aug 16 - Sep 09 2007
Sep 24 - Oct 17 2009
Public Program
New Commissions
Nov 02 - Dec 21 2013
Nov 21 - Dec 24 2014
New Commissions
Mar 03 - Apr 11 2015
Dec 06 - Jan 31 2016
New Commissions
Oct 08 - Oct 30 2016
New Commissions
Nov 19 - Jan 14 2017
New Commissions
Dec 09 - Jan 15 2017


Anne Barlow was Director of Art in General, New York from 2007 to 2016, where she curated exhibitions and commissioned major projects from artists including: Donna Huanca, Basim Magdy, Jill Magid, Marwa Arsanios, Dineo Seshee Bopape, Adelita Husni-Bey, Meriç Algün Ringborg, Shezad Dawood, Anetta Mona Chişa and Lucia Tkáčová, Surasi Kusolwong, and Ana Prvacki. During her tenure, she significantly expanded Art in General’s New Commissions program, launched its award-winning annual symposium What Now? on critical and timely issues in the field, and managed and developed numerous collaborations and exchanges with museums and non-profit spaces in Australia, Croatia, Egypt, Estonia, Georgia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Northern Ireland and the United Kingdom.

From 1999-2006, Barlow was Curator of Education and Media Programs at the New Museum, New York, where she managed the scope of the museum’s educational and public programmes; initiated and developed Museum as Hub, a global network program that connected the museum with international contemporary art partners in Cairo, Eindhoven, Mexico City and Seoul; and organised numerous exhibitions, performances, and new media programmes.

Originally from Glasgow, Scotland, from 1994-1999 Barlow acted as Curator of Contemporary Art and Design at Glasgow Museums, overseeing its collection of British and international contemporary art and design, temporary exhibitions programme, artists’ residencies, and commissions.

Barlow curated and contributed to a number of biennials including Tactics for the Here and Now, 5th Bucharest Biennale (Curator, 2012) and North by Northeast, Latvian Pavilion at the 55th Venice Biennale (Co-Curator, 2013).

Barlow participated in numerous arts juries in the US and internationally, and was part of advisory panels for organisations including Creative Capital, the New York State Council on the Arts, and the Rockefeller Foundation. She lectured and participated in programmes at, among others, the Centre for Contemporary Art, Warsaw; MUMOK, Vienna; kim? Contemporary Art Centre, Riga, Latvia; IASPIS, Stockholm; Stacion – Center for Contemporary Art, Prishtina, Kosovo; ARCO Lisbon and Madrid; 2nd Tbilisi Triennial Forum, Georgia; the Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane; Tate Modern, London; the Museum of Modern Art, New York; and New York University.

She published with institutions including The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage, Philadelphia; the Henry Moore Institute, Leeds; the New Museum, New York; Ibraaz; Liverpool University Press/Tate Gallery Liverpool; and The Journal for Curatorial Studies. She was also Editor of Working with Artists and Audiences on Commissions and Residencies, Sharjah Art Foundation (2014), and What Now? The Politics of Listening, Black Dog Publishing Limited, London, UK (2016).


Jan 26, 2013
Winter Exhibition Opening
Mar 5, 2012
Public Program
Art in General presents What Now?
Nov 8, 2011
Public Program
Pascal Gielen Lecture and Book Launch
Oct 3, 2012
Public Program
Failed States: A reading by Jill Magid
Feb 6, 2013
Public Program
Shezad Dawood: Artist's Talk
Mar 4, 2012 ... Mar 5, 2012
Public Program
What Now? Symposium 2012
Nov 2, 2013
Jill Magid: Woman With Sombrero
Mar 3, 2015 ... Apr 11, 2015
Marwa Arsanios: Notes for a choreography
Mar 4, 2014
Public Program
What Now?: Operating in Multiple Realities
Apr 24, 2015 ... Apr 25, 2015
Special Event
What Now? 2015
The Politics of Listening
Nov 21, 2014 ... Dec 24, 2014
Sara Greenberger Rafferty: Repair
Nov 2, 2013 ... Dec 21, 2013
Woman With Sombrero
Apr 4, 2014 ... Apr 5, 2014
Public Program
What Now? 2014
Collaboration & Collectivity
Mar 5, 2011
Public Program
Rehearsal Sculpture Closing Event
Dec 10, 2010 ... Mar 5, 2011
Ohad Meromi: Rehearsal Sculpture
Jan 26, 2013 ... Mar 30, 2013
Anetta Mona Chisa & Lucia Tkacova: Clash!
Jan 26, 2013 ... Mar 30, 2013
Meriç Algün Ringborg: The Library of Unborrowed Books
Mar 5, 2013
Special Event
North by Northeast: Press Conference
Jan 26, 2013 ... Mar 30, 2013
Shezad Dawood: Trailer
Dec 6, 2015 ... Jan 31, 2016
Polystyrene's Braces
Donna Huanca
Nov 19, 2016 ... Jan 14, 2017
Dineo Seshee Bopape
sa ____ ke lerole, (sa lerole ke ___)
May 20, 2016 ... May 21, 2016
Public Program
What Now? 2016
  • Bucharest Biennale appoints Anne Barlow for 2012 edition (BB5) e-flux, September 12, 2010,
  • Bucharest Biennale 5: Tactics for the Here and Now by Anne Barlow e-flux, May 24, 2012, Announcement.

    Pavilion Journal for Politics and Culture #16
    Download the Bucharest Biennale 5 catalog
  • Art Monthly: Bucharest Biennale 5 Review,
    by Omar Kholeif
    Art Monthly, July 2012.
    Click here to view the article.
  • ArtForum: Bucharest Biennale 5 Review,
    by Kaelen Wilson-Goldie
    ArtForum, October 2012.
    Click here to view the article.
  • The Armory Show Announces Line-Up of Outstanding On-Site Programming for the 2013 Edition This year’s OPEN FORUM lecture series has been curated by Anne Barlow, Executive Director of Art in General.
  • Artsy: Five Questions For: Anne Barlow The Armory Show’s 2013 OPEN FORUM curated by Anne Barlow, the director of Art in General, considers the artistic landscape of the United States, confront myths and misconceptions of the original Armory Show, and find contemporary relevance to now century-old controversies—among other feats.
  • Artforum: la Biennale di Venezia. Pavilion of Latvia at the 55th International Art Exhibition ArtForum, February 2013. "North by Northeast, Curators:
    Anne Barlow, Courtenay Finn, Alise Tifentale
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  • Artsy: Latvian Pavilion at the 55th Venice Biennale Artsy March 5, 2013. A press conference will be held with the artists Kaspars Podnieks, Krišs Salmanis,
    curators Anne Barlow, Courtenay Finn, Alise Tīfentāle during the Armory Arts Week in New York.
  • Latvian Pavilion – 55th Biennale di Venezia. June 1st through November 24th 2013 North by Northeast with artists Kaspars Podnieks & Krišs Salmanis.
    Download the Official Press Kits
    Curators: Anne Barlow, Courtenay Finn, Alise Tifentale.
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  • What Now? 2015: The Politics of Listening
    Program Booklet: Download PDF
  • What Now? 2014: Collaboration & Collectivity
    Program Booklet: Download PDF
  • What Now? 2012: Residency & Practice
    Program Booklet: Download PDF
  • "Basim Magdy: Optical Trauma,"
    ARTEEAST, Regina Basha, Winter 2015.
    View the article online.
  • Artforum: Jill Magid Colby Chamberlain, 'REVIEWS–NEW YORK: Jill Magid,' Artforum, February 2014. View article.
  • The Examiner: Meriç Algün Ringborg at Art in General Grace Lichtenstein, "Neglected fiction books star in new art gallery exhibit," January 25, 2013. View article.
  • ArtForum: Ohad Meromi at Art in General ArtForum Article by Dawn Chan. Download PDF
  • CRITICS' PICK: Marwa Arsanios at Art in General
    ARTFORUM, Jason Farago, March 25, 2015.
    View article online.
    or download as PDF.
  • "Accumulative Processes - Marwa Arsanios in conversation with Fawz Kabra"
    IBRAAZ: Fawz Kabra, May 28, 2015.
    View article online or download as PDF.
  • Marwa Arsanios at Art in General
    ARTSLANT LOS ANGELES, Andrea Zlotowitz, March 5, 2015.
    "Beyond the Fairs: 10 Shows to See in NYC This Week".
    View article or download as PDF.
  • Donna Huanca: Poly Styrene's Braces
    Ezra Wube: Palindrome
    Press Release: Download PDF
    Art in General International Collaborations
    December 6, 2015 – January 31, 2016
    kim? Contemporary Art Centre, Riga, Latvia
  • The New Yorker - ART: Basim Magdy
    THE NEW YORKER, November 2014.
    View the article online.
  • "Of Failures and Withdrawals: An Interview with Basim Magdy"
    ART IN AMERICA, Murtaza Vali, December 3, 2014.
    View the article online.
  • What Now? 2016: On Future Identities
    Program Booklet: Download PDF
    Visit the symposium project page below:
    What Now? 2016: On Future Identities
  • Press Release:
    Art in General opens two shows at kim?, Riga, Latvia
    Art in General presents two solo exhibitions of newly commissioned work by
    Sara Magenheimer & Rachel Rossin in partnership with at kim?, Riga, Latvia
    Opening Reception: Thursday, December 8, 6pm-8pm
    Exhibitions: December 9, 2016– Jan 15, 2017
    Press Release: Download PDF
  • Press Release:
    David Kennedy Cutler and Juntae Teejay Hwang
    Art in General presents two solo exhibitions of newly commissioned work by David Kennedy Cutler and Juntae Teejay Hwang in partnership with the Center for Contemporary Arts, Estonia in Tallinn, Estonia.
    Exhibition: October 8–30, 2016
    Press Release:
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  • Marwa Arsanios: The best American art shows of 2015
    THE GUARDIAN, Jason Farago, 12.16.2015
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  • Anne Barlow Named Executive Director Press Release: Download PDF
  • ARTnews: Jill Magid Kim Levin, 'I Am a Spy Camera: Jill Magid’s Creepy Surveillance Art,' ARTnews, June 9, 2014. View article.
  • BOMB Magazine: Jill Magid Jovana Stokic, 'Artists in Conversation: Jill Magid,' BOMB Magazine, May 13, 2014. View article.
  • Modern Painters: Jill Magid Wendy Vogel, 'NEW YORK / Jill Magid,' Modern Painters, March 2014. View article.
  • Cabinet: Jill Magid 'Artist Project / The Barragán Archives–Jill Magid,' Cabinet, Issue 51. View article.
  • The New York Times: Jill Magid Ken Johnson, 'Art in Review–Jill Magid: "Woman With Sombrero",' The New York Times, November 28, 2013. View article.
  • Artforum Critics' Pick: Jill Magid Sarah Lookofsky, 'Critics' Pick,' Artforum, November 13, 2013. View article.
  • Art in America: Jill Magid Kylie Gilchrist, 'Jill Magid Explores Architect’s Contested Legacy,' Art in America, November 13, 2013. View article.
  • Art in America: Jill Magid 'The Lookout: Jill Magid at Art in General,' Art in America, November 9, 2013. View article.
  • The New York Times: Jill Magid Randy Kennedy, 'Tug of War Stretches Architect’s Legacy: Luis Barragán Homage Tweaks Vitra, the Copyright Owners,' The New York Times, November 3, 2013. View article.
  • The Brooklyn Rail: Jill Magid Jarrett Earnest, 'Atlas of Intimacy: Jill Magid with Jarrett Earnest,' The Brooklyn Rail, October 3, 2013. View article.
  • Artinfo: North by Northeast, Kaspars Podnieks and Krišs Salmanis Alexander Forbes, 'VENICE REPORT: Five Can’t Miss Pavilions in the Arsenale,' ArtInfo, July 2013. View article.
  • The Paris Review: Meriç Algün Ringborg Michele Filgate, "Borrowed Time," The Paris Review, March 11, 2013. View article.
  • The New Yorker: Meriç Algün Ringborg Claire Barliant, "The Art of Browsing," The New Yorker, March 5, 2013. View article.
  • Art in America: Meriç Algün Ringborg Brian Boucher, "Ringborg’s Lonesome Library," Art in America, January 30, 2013. View article.
  • The New Yorker: Ohad Meromi & Brendan Fernandes “Goings on About Town: Art ‘Ohad Meromi’,” The New Yorker. Download PDF
  • The New York Times: Ohad Meromi Karen Rosenberg, “Ohad Meromi: ‘Rehearsal Sculpture,” The New York Times. Download PDF
  • Ohad Meromi “Weekend Notes,” Download PDF
  • Ohad Meromi: Rehearsal Sculpture Ethan Nechin, "Ohad Meromi: Rehearsal Sculpture,", November 16, 2010 (4:13 p.m.)
  • Press Release:
    Art in General Director Anne Barlow will join Tate St Ives in early 2017
    Art in General—the NY-based nonprofit dedicated to assisting local and international artists with the production & presentation of groundbreaking new projects—announced today that its Director Anne Barlow will depart in early 2017 to become the Artistic Director for Tate St Ives. An international search for a new director will begin immediately. November 16, 2016 — View the Press Release.