Tim Griffin is the Executive Director and Chief Curator of The Kitchen (NYC), where he has organized exhibitions by artists such as Chantal Akerman, Anohni, Charles Atlas, Ralph Lemon, and Danh Vo, in addition to performances by Glenn Branca, Laurel Halo, Moor Mother, and Tyshawn Sorey, among many others. In 2015–16, he was lead curator on the organization's multifaceted project, "From Minimalism into Algorithm."
From 2002 to 2010, Griffin was at Artforum International Magazine, where he served as editor-in-chief and published special issues on globalism, the contemporary museum, performance, and the legacies of minimalism and land art. He has written essays for the Tate Modern retrospective of John Baldessari and catalogue raisonné of Martin Kippenberger, and contributed to the forthcoming volume by artist Taryn Simon on the Picture Collection of the New York Public Library. Griffin also recently edited and penned an introduction for Writings on Wade Guyton, a 2018 volume of critical perspectives on the artist. Griffin has an MFA in poetry from Bard College’s Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts. In 2010, he received a Creative Capital/Warhol Foundation Grant for Arts Writers, and, in 2015, he was awarded the insignia of chevalier of the Order of Arts and Letters.
His talk will focus on changing notions of site-specificity and memory in art since the 1990s, beginning with a discussion of Chantal Akerman's Sud (1998).