Curator, writer, and onetime Glasstire editor Rachel Cook is returning to Houston with a n MA from the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College as the newly created Assistant Curator at Diverseworks Artspace. She’ll start work on August 20, coordinating exhibitions, performances, and public programs.
DiverseWorks Executive Director Elizabeth Dunbar, in a directorial quote, “With her wealth of curatorial experience, enthusiasm for working with artists, and commitment to testing new ideas in the public arena, Rachel will be a tremendous asset to Houston and the DiverseWorks team. I am thrilled to welcome her back to Texas, and to DiverseWorks, where she started her curatorial career.”
A Houston native, Cook organized “Now that I am by myself,” for DiverseWorks in 2009, as guest curator. Recent projects include Undetectable (Visual AIDS, La Mama Galleria, NYC), Not-Not-Not Images-Objects (Meulensteen, NYC), and Three Evidentiary Claims (CCS Bard, Annandale-on-Hudson). She has previously worked for dOCUMENTA (13)’s publication team, and most recently as a summer fellow for the International Studio Curatorial Program. Before heading east, Cook was Editor of Glasstire; External Affairs Manager for Art Lies; and a Public Relations Consultant for the Department of Art and Art History at The University of Texas at Austin.