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Project Collaborator

Matthew Witkovsky

Richard and Ellen Sandor Chair and Curator of Photography and Media Art Institute of Chicago


Matthew S. Witkovsky is the Richard and Ellen Sandor Chair and Curator, Photography and Media, and vice president for strategic art initiatives at the Art Institute of Chicago. Highlights among the many exhibitions he’s curated since joining the Art Institute in 2009 include Revoliutsiia! Demonstratsiia! Soviet Art Put to the Test (2017); Moholy-Nagy: Future Present (2016); Christopher Williams: The Production Line of Happiness (2014); and Light Years: Conceptual Art and the Photograph, 1964–1977 (2011). In 2016 he received the Kraszna-Krausz Award for Provoke: Photography in Japan between Protest and Performance. Previously, Matthew was a curatorial associate and associate curator of photography at the National Gallery of Art, where he received his first Kraszna-Krausz Award for Foto: Modernity in Central Europe, 1918–1948 (2008). He holds a PhD from the University of Pennsylvania.


A Kerry James Marshall sculpture depicting Africa

Pan-Africa: Histories, Aesthetics, Politics

2021 – 2024