Celine Wong Katzman


Celine Wong Katzman is an independent curator based in New York and Singapore. She is Co-Director at the School for Poetic Computation, an experimental platform for the study of art, code, hardware, and theory through lenses of decolonization and transformative justice.

Previously, she was Curator at Rhizome, an affiliate of the New Museum, where she organized exhibitions, commissions, collection accessions, publishing, and public programs. In 2021-2023, she mentored and facilitated Art & Code, an artist residency program at NEW INC, the New Museum's incubator. In 2019-2020 she was Curatorial Fellow at the Queens Museum.

Her writing appears in publications such as The Nation and Art in America, as well as in The Art Happens Here: Net Art's Archival Poetics, Best! Letters from Asian Americans in the arts, and in other books. She holds a B.A. in Visual Art with honors from Brown University, where she has been a guest lecturer, in addition to Vassar College, Bard College, the School of Visual Arts, and elsewhere.

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Select projects:

Rhizome Presents: CyberPowWow, New Museum, 2022
A restaging of one of the first major online exhibitions, launched in 1997 by Nation to Nation, a First Nations artist collective (Skawennati, Ryan Rice, Eric Robertson).

The Longest Whistlegraph Ever (so far), New Museum, 2022
A commissioned composition by artist collective Whistlegraph featuring an audio-visual digital artwork, performed manually by singing and drawing with chalk on a blackboard.

Wet Networks, Queens Museum, 2021
A group exhibition presenting artifacts and commissioned projects from a residency at experimental farm and cultural center, CycleX, featuring Tecumseh Ceaser, Nabil Hassein, Melanie Hoff, Christopher Lin, Jan Mun, and TJ Shin.

Five Contortions, Granoff Center for the Creative Arts at Brown University, 2018
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, 2018
A group exhibition featuring artists using speculative models to complicate Western narratives of labor and globalization in Asia.

The Pointer, bitforms gallery, 2018
A solo exhibition by Ryan Kuo including three software commissions which address the construct of whiteness and its involvement in technological aesthetics and productivity.

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