Rebecca Uchill is an independent curator and PhD candidate at MIT, in the Department of Architecture's History, Theory and Criticism of Art and Architecture discipline group. Her work focuses on the institutional conditions for art production, display, and dissemination. Her dissertation research on Alexander Dorner's viewer experiences has received fellowship support from the Social Science Research Council, the Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst, and the New England Society of Architectural Historians. In 2014-2015 Uchill will be a fellow at the Berlin Program for Advanced German and European Studies.
Uchill has worked as a curator and curatorial consultant at institutions including the deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, the List Visual Arts Center, the Indianapolis Museum of Art, Mass MoCA, the Henry Street Settlement Abrons Arts Center, and a number of New York gallery venues. She is co-founder of the cultural event production series Experience Economies, a nomadic event-based platform for cultural inquiry. As co-director of this organization, she and her collaborator Gavin Kroeber were 2012 Cultural Producers in Residence at The Lab at Harvard. Uchill is author and editor of On Procession: Art on Parade (Indianapolis Museum of Art, 2009) and Adrian Schiess: Elusive (Klaus Kehrer Verlag, 2007), and has published articles in Museum and Curatorial Studies Review, Journal of Curatorial Studies, ASPECT: The Chronicle of New Media Art, Visual Resources: An International Journal of Documentation, and Art Papers.
Recent news items:
Published review of Shannon Jackson's Social Works in inaugural issue of Museum and Curatorial Studies Review, Summer 2013
Curatorial consultant and brochure essay author "Working Outside" for Work Out exhibition
at deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, closes October 6, 2013.