The 2008 Biennial is curated by Henriette Huldisch, Assistant Curator at the Whitney, and Shamim M. Momin, Associate Curator at the Whitney and Branch Director and Curator of the Whitney Museum at Altria, and overseen by Donna De Salvo, the Whitney’s Chief Curator and Associate Director for Programs. Three advisors worked with the curatorial team throughout the process: Thelma Golden, Director and Chief Curator of The Studio Museum in Harlem; Bill Horrigan, Director of the Media Arts department at the Wexner Center for the Arts at Ohio State University; and Linda Norden, independent curator and writer.
ABOUT THE CURATORS
is assistant curator at the Whitney Museum of American Art, a position she has held since 2004. She was a co-curator of Full House: Views of the Whitney's Collection at 75 and previously curated the retrospective of films by Robert Beavers and the exhibition Small: The Object in Film, Video, and Slide Installation, with the work of Sol LeWitt, Jonathan Monk, and Michael Snow, among others. She has worked on several Biennials since first joining the Whitney in 2001 and recently oversaw the installation of Summer of Love: Art of the Psychedelic Era (2007). Huldisch's publications include essays and interviews in Artforum, North Drive Press, and Collecting the New: New Museums and Contemporary Art, as well as numerous Whitney publications.
is associate curator at the Whitney Museum of American Art and has been branch director and curator of the Whitney Museum at Altria since October 2000. Momin was a co-curator of the 2004 Whitney Biennial and has curated numerous exhibitions for the Whitney Museum, including Terence Koh (2007), Mark Grotjahn (2006-07), Raymond Pettibon (2005-06), and Banks Violette: Untitled (2005). Momin's exhibitions at Altria have included projects with artists such as Andrea Zittel, Rob Fischer, Sue de Beer, Mark Bradford, and Ellen Harvey. In addition to her Whitney exhibition publications, Momin has contributed essays to numerous other monograph collections, art periodicals, and exhibition catalogues, most recently as an author for the Phaidon Ice Cream series.