faculty profile

Betti-Sue Hertz
Visiting Faculty
Interdisciplinary Studies

As a contemporary art curator (currently the Director of Visual Arts at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts) I like how the unexpected converges with historical relevance in topics of interest to art audiences. My curatorial and scholarly projects are fueled by the intersection of visual aesthetics and socially relevant ideas, where emotional content is filtered through intellectual machinations. Recent exhibitions and catalogues include solo shows by Renee Green, Yoshua Okón, and Song Dong. Upcoming thematic group exhibitions include Audience as Subject, which considers the audience broadly as a living organism of participating viewers of live events, and The Matter Within: New Contemporary Art of India. My long-term scholarly work is on Gordon Matta-Clark and more recently Roberto Matta.

Selected Publications: 
  • “Roberto Matta: Convergences in Architecture, Landscape and Inscape.” Drifts and Derivations: Experiences, journeys and morphologies. Museo Nacional Centro De Arte, Reina Sofia, Madrid, 2010, 203-211.
  • “Tableaux Vivants: In the New Theatricality.” Flash Art. November/December 2010, 78-82.
  • “What Keeps Mankind Alive? 11th Istanbul Biennial (12 Sept-8 Nov 2009).” co-author with Lisa E. Bloom. n.paradoxa: international feminist art journal. Volume 25, 2010, 16-20.
  • “Autopaisaje, 1999-2001.” Gonzalo Lebrija: As Time Goes By. Other Criteria, London, 2010, 62-65.
  • BA, Goddard College
  • MFA, Hunter College, CUNY, New York
  • Studies in the PhD program in Art History, The Graduate Center, CUNY, New York