about the curator
New Works: 12.2
Sarah Lewis is a curator and historian whose writing has been featured in publications for the 2007 Venice Biennial, the Guggenheim Berlin, the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York; MoMA PS1; Smithsonian Institution; and The Studio Museum in Harlem-as well as Art in America and Artforum magazines. She is also the author of RISE: The Power of Failure in Pursuit of Success, her forthcoming book, which draws on her work in the visual arts and expands into sports, business, psychology, sociology, and science to explore the importance of failure in human endeavor.
Lewis was co-curator of the 2010 SITE Santa Fe Biennial and has also curated at MoMA; Tate Modern in London, England; the Wadsworth Atheneum in Hartford, Connecticut; and the Woodruff Arts Center in Atlanta, Georgia. She has taught in the Department of Painting at the Yale University School of Art, and is a member of President Obama’s Art Policy committee.
Lewis received her BA from Harvard University, an M.Phil from Oxford University, an MA from the Courtauld Institute of Art as a Marshall Scholar, and is currently a doctoral candidate in Yale University’s History of Art Department.