About / CIR Program

We are pleased to announce the selection of Rachel Adams as Curator-in-Residence for the 2014/15 exhibition season. Rachel Adams to speak at Pacific NW College of Art, October 1, 2014: https://cal.pnca.edu/e/1164 Adams is an independent curator and writer based in Austin, TX. From 2010 to 2013, she was the Associate Curator of Exhibitions and Public Programs at The Contemporary Austin, curating a number of exhibitions and video projects, including exhibitions with Seher Shah, Amie Siegel, and Ragnar Kjartansson. She started the highly regarded Rooftop Architecture Film Series in 2011, premiering new architecture and design films on the rooftop of The Contemporary in downtown Austin. Adams most recently curated a solo exhibition with artist Justin Cooper at testsite in Austin. A full press release regarding her appointment is available as a pdf on our press page.

The Curator-in-Residence program is the first of its kind in the region. The program provides an opportunity for emerging local and national curatorial talent to develop and expand the scope of their practice through a one-year residency. During their residency, curators engage with a broad range of artists to create a series of exhibitions in Disjecta’s dynamic 3,500-square-foot space.

Adams leads the Curator-in-Residence program at Disjecta into its fourth year. This year's program is supported by a $20,000 first-time grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. Funds will be spent on the exhibitions and on strengthening the program’s reach and impact.

Past Curators-in-Residence include Summer Guthery (2013-14), Josephine Zarkovich (2012-13), and Jenene Nagy (2011-12). Press releases on their appointments, programming, as well as all previous CiR announcements, exhibition press releases, and news coverage can be found on our Press page. Past exhibitions can be found on our Exhibitions and Events page.

Disjecta: Curator-in-Residence Program from Dan Sadowsky on Vimeo.