Assistant Curator, Department of Photography
The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA
Michal Raz-Russo is the Assistant Curator in the Department of Photography at the Art Institute of Chicago. While at the Art Institute she curated the exhibitions Dayanita Singh (2014), When Collecting was New: Photographs from the Robert A. Taub Collection (2013), Entre Nous: The Art of Claude Cahun (2012, organized by the Jeu de Paume, Paris), and The Three Graces (2011). Ms. Raz-Russo was a contributing author to Color Rush: American Color Photography from Stieglitz to Sherman (Aperture, 2013) and author of The Three Graces: Snapshots of Twentieth-Century Women (Yale University Press, 2011). She holds a BA in Architecture from the Cooper Union, New York, and MAs in Art History and Arts Administration from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Currently, Ms. Raz-Russo is working on an exhibition on Edward Steichen's World War I and Condé Nast years, on view in summer 2014, as well as a biennial contemporary photography series that begins in fall 2015 at the Art Institute.
As exhibition and acquisition opportunities are limited at the Art Institute, Ms. Raz-Russo is most interested in reviewing conceptually oriented projects that explore social and cultural issues. She is not interested in reviewing nudes or commercial photography.