Janet Kaplan, PhD

Janet Kaplan



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  • PhD and MA, Columbia University
  • BA, Brandeis University; NEH Summer Fellow at Stanford University.

Recent Activities

  • Co-curating an exhibition of work by artist Ashley Hunt made in and around the Historic Prison of Sinop as part of Sinopale 4, an arts festival in the Black Sea coastal town of Sinop, Turkey, 2012
  • Presented a lecture during the exhibition on the “Doing Time/Depth of Surface” exhibition that was held at Moore last year as part of Philagrafika.
  • "Models of Participation and Modes of Activism for Artists and Curators", CAA Conference, New York, NY, 2011.
  • Moderated the Mural Arts Program’s ArtWorks! panel discussion on November 10 at Moore about " …Or does it explode?", a collaborative installation on the Vine Street Parkway in front of Philadelphia Family Court.
  • "Curating and Activism: An International Panel", lecture moderator at The Galleries of Moore, 2009.
  • "The Agony and the Ecstasy: Basquiat as Artist", panelist at the Free Library of Philadelphia, 2009.
  • “Unexpected Journeys: The Art and Life of Remedios Varo,” published in New York, London, Madrid, Mexico City (Spanish translation) and Tokyo (Japanese translation).
  • “Flirtations with Evidence: The Atlas Group/Walid Raad,” Art in America, October 2004.
  • “Look the Other Way,” Journal of Visual Culture (UK) December, 2003.
  • “Johanna d’Arc of Mongolia: Interview with Ulrike Ottinger,” Art Journal (vol. 61, no. 3, Fall 2002), pp. 7-21; republished in Kwartalnik Filowy (Poland), Nos 47-48, 2004 and in Ulrike Ottinger Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia (Spain), 2004.

Awards and Fellowships

  • Winner of 2002 Utne Award for Independent Magazine Publishing
  • Scholar-in-Residence at the Rockefeller Foundation Study and Conference Center in Bellagio, Italy
  • Fellowship—The Program for Cultural Cooperation Between Spain’s Ministry of Culture and United States Universities
  • National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Fellowship for College Teachers for research travel in Europe, North Africa and Latin America
  • Fellowship in Arts Criticism, Pennsylvania Council for the Humanities
  • Who’s Who of American Women
  • The World Who’s Who of Women
  • Who’s Who in American Education

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