Eva Respini

Lecturer in Architecture

Eva Respini is the Barbara Lee Chief Curator at the ICA/Boston. She is presently at work on the ground-breaking exhibition Art in the Age of the Internet, 1989 to Today, which examines how the internet has radically changed the field of art. At the ICA she has organized exhibitions of a variety of leading contemporary artists, including Liz Deschenes, Nalini Malani, and Dana Schutz, as well as the forthcoming exhibitions of William Forsythe and Huma Bhabha. Respini previously served as Curator at The Museum of Modern Art, New York, where she organized the critically acclaimed retrospectives of Cindy Sherman, Walid Raad, and Robert Heinecken, and exhibitions with artists Klara Liden, Anne Collier, Leslie Hewitt, and Akram Zaatari, among others. Over the course of her 15-year tenure at MoMA, Respini also organized important thematic exhibitions such as Pictures by Women: A History of Modern Photography and Staging Action: Performance in Photography since 1960. She is the author of Liz Deschenes (2016); Walid Raad (2015); Cindy Sherman (2012); Robert Heinecken: Object Matter (2014); and the thematic books Into the Sunset: Photography’s Image of the American West (2008) and Fashioning Fiction in Photography since 1990 (2004). She is a frequent contributor to books, magazines, and journals on contemporary art and photography.