about the curator
New Works: 12.3
Director and Chief Curator, Aspen Art Musuem
Heidi Zuckerman Jacobson is the Director and Chief Curator at the Aspen Art Museum. From 1999-2005 she was the Phyllis Wattis MATRIX Curator at the University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, where she curated more than forty solo exhibitions of international contemporary artists such as Peter Doig, Tobias Rehberger, Shirin Neshat, Teresita Fernández, Julie Mehretu, Doug Aitken, Tacita Dean, Wolfgang Laib, Ernesto Neto, Simryn Gill, Sanford Biggers, and T.J. Wilcox. Formerly she was the Assistant Curator of 20th-century Art at The Jewish Museum, New York, appointed in 1993, and curated Light x Eight: The Hanukkah Project, Contemporary Artist Project: Kristin Oppenheim, and Louis I. Kahn Drawings: Synagogue Projects which traveled to The Israel Museum, Jerusalem.
Zuckerman Jacobson has lectured extensively on contemporary art, independently curated exhibitions internationally, and served in numerous advisory capacities at The Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation, The MacArthur Foundation, The Joan Mitchell Foundation, Creative Capital, and The Art Council, among others.
She received her BA from the University of Pennsylvania and MA in Art History from CUNY Hunter College. A graduate of Christie’s Education and recipient of a diploma from the Royal Society of Art, London, Zuckerman Jacobson has taught at UC Berkeley, CUNY Hunter College, and is on the faculty of CCA as a professor in the Masters of Curatorial Studies program.