Celine Wong Katzman


I am a Singaporean-American curator, writer, and educator based in New York. Currently, I am the web manager at Rhizome, which supports born-digital art and culture through commissions, exhibitions, preservation, and software development. I am also a co-organizer at the School for Poetic Computation, a cooperatively organized school exploring code, design, hardware, and theory through the lens of artistic intervention. Previously, I was the 2019-2020 NYSCA Curatorial Fellow at the Queens Museum and a gallery assistant at bitforms gallery.

I hold a B.A. in Visual Art with honors from Brown University. My writing appears in publications such as The Nation, Art in America, Rhizome, as well as in the New Museum's exhibition catalog, The Art Happens Here: Net Art's Archival Poetics and Paper Monument's Best! Letters from Asian Americans in the arts. I have lectured in classes and given public presentations at institutions including Bard College, the School of Visual Arts, and New York University. I am a regular guest critic at schools and residency programs.

I am considering select projects.
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Curatorial work:

Five Contortions, Granoff Center for the Creative Arts
A group exhibition engaging the East Asian femme body as a site of visibility, labor, agency, and exploitation, confronting notions of personhood in the face of dehumanization.

Outside the Palace of Heavenly Purity, bitforms gallery
A group exhibition presenting artists using speculative models to complicate prevailing narratives of globalization in Asia.

The Pointer, bitforms gallery
A solo exhibition by Ryan Kuo including three new software commissions which address the construct of whiteness and its involvement in technological aesthetics and productivity.

Chavez / Hatakeyama / Park / Tamirisa, bitforms gallery
An evening of performances by four artists whose sound-based practices span electroacoustic improvisation, audiovisual composition, and building experimental controllers and software.

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