Artistic Director

DR. STEPHANIE ROSENTHAL

20th Biennale of Sydney Artistic Director Stephanie Rosenthal at Mortuary Station. Photograph: Daniel Boud.

20th Biennale of Sydney Artistic Director Stephanie Rosenthal at Mortuary Station. Photograph: Daniel Boud

Internationally acclaimed curator Dr Stephanie Rosenthal has held the position of Chief Curator at the Hayward Gallery in London since 2007. A key focus of her curatorial practice is the exploration of the relationship between visual art and performance.

Notable exhibitions that Rosenthal has curated at the Hayward Gallery include ‘MIRRORCITY’ (2014); Ana Mendieta: Traces (2013); ‘Art of Change: New Directions from China’ (2012); ‘Pipilotti Rist: Eyeball Massage’ (2011); ‘MOVE: Choreographing You’ (2010); ‘Walking in My Mind’ (2009); and ‘Robin Rhode: Who Saw Who’ (2009).

During her previous tenure of more than a decade at Haus der Kunst, Munich, Rosenthal worked as Assistant Curator and Co-curator on several celebrated exhibitions, such as ‘Night’ (1998) and ‘Objects in 20th Century Art’ (2000). Appointed Curator for Modern and Contemporary Art in 2000, Rosenthal went on to deliver a series of significant exhibitions, including ‘Allan Kaprow – Art as Life’ (2006); ‘Aernout Mik – Dispersions’ (2004); ‘Abigail O’Brien – The Seven Sacraments’ (2003); and ‘Stories. Narrative Structures in Contemporary Art’ (2002). She also curated the highly acclaimed ‘Paul McCarthy. LaLa Land Parody Paradise’ (2005), which toured to the Whitechapel Gallery, London.