Eva Respini is the Barbara Lee Chief Curator at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston and specializes in global contemporary art and image-making practices. At the ICA, Respini recently curated Art in the Age of the Internet, 1989 to Today, on view at the University of Michigan Museum of Art (UMMA) through April 7. This exhibition brings together more than forty works across a variety of media and features artists and collectives of different generations and backgrounds to look at this ubiquitous influence. “The internet has introduced a new way of seeing and being,” Respini says. “It’s affected how we shop, eat, date, travel, our social behaviors, our political machines, and how we create and consider art, both online and off.” Respini has also organized exhibitions of leading contemporary artists such as Diana Thater, Liz Deschenes, Nalini Malani, and Dana Schutz, as well as forthcoming exhibitions of William Forsythe, Huma Bhabha, John Akomfrah, and an exhibition on art and migration in the twenty-first century. Formerly curator at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, Respini is the author of Art in the Age of the Internet, 1989 to Today (2018); Liz Deschenes (2016); Walid Raad (2015); Robert Heinecken: Object Matter (2014); and Cindy Sherman (2012).
Co-presented with the University of Michigan Museum of Art (UMMA).