Kate Kraczon

Laporte Associate Curator


Kate Kraczon joined ICA in 2008 from the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago. She is currently organizing Ree Morton’s first major retrospective in the United States in over three decades (2018), and is collaborating with ICA curator Alex Klein on an exhibition of work by Suki Seokyeong Kang. Kraczon recently organized the first museum exhibition of the work of Becky Suss, as well as a survey of Angel Nevarez and Valerie Tevere’s collaborative practice. She worked with Basel Abbas and Ruanne Abou-Rahme on the first North American presentation of their project The Incidental Insurgents (2012–present) at ICA (2015), and commissioned the major video installation Easternsports (2014) by Alex Da Corte and Jayson Musson.

In 2014 she oversaw the museum’s fiftieth anniversary exhibition, ICA@50, which included projects she commissioned by Elisabeth Subrin and Linda Yun, as well as Mary Ellen Carroll, Simon Kim, and Bryan Zanisnik with the Philadelphia non-profit Recycled Artist in Residency (RAIR) and their co-founder, artist William Dufala. Previous programs include Karla Black’s first major museum exhibition in the United States (2013); First Among Equals (2012, co-curated with Alex Klein), which considered the various modes that contemporary artists have developed to work with their peers and reach across generations; One is the loneliest number (2011), featuring artist duos based in Philadelphia and elsewhere; Summer Studio with Anthony Campuzano (2010), a month-long free art school and working artist’s studio in the ICA galleries; Touch Sensitive: Anthony Campuzano (2009), the first museum show of this artist whose work is largely text-based; and Asking Not Telling (2009), a video show presenting works that use the tropes of documentary filmmaking to capture, record, (re)record, and represent cultural memory. She has overseen ICA’s annual juried video exhibition, Open Video Call, since 2008. Kraczon has been the receiving curator at ICA for several traveling exhibitions, including Dear Nemesis, Nicole Eisenman 1993–2013 (2014), Readykeulous by Ridykeulous:This is What Liberation Feels Like™ (2014), Jeremy Deller: Joy in People(2012), and Tim Rollins and K.O.S.: A History (2009).

Karla BlackExcursus IV: Primary InformationFirst Among EqualsOpen Video Call 2011/2012One is the Loneliest NumberSummer Studio with Anthony CampuzanoTim Rollins and K.O.S.: A HistoryVideo Art: Replay, Part 1. Asking Not Telling.Touch Sensitive: Anthony CampuzanoOpen Video Call 2013/2014: Selected WorksICA@50: Pleasing Artists And Publics Since 1963Linda Yun: there’s a universe in your head that leaks from your eyes and mouth and hands / A Romantic Minimalism (1967)RAIR: Simon Kim and Billy Dufala / Made in Philadelphia (1973)RAIR: Mary Ellen Carroll / Made in Philadelphia (1980)RAIR: Bryan Zanisnik / Made in Philadelphia (1987)Elisabeth Subrin: Damage Report / Francesca Woodman: Photographic Work (1989)ICA Exhibition Catalogues, 1963–2013 / Books by Eugene Feldman (1977)Dear Nemesis, Nicole Eisenman 1993–2013Readykeulous by Ridykeulous: This is What Liberation Feels Like™Alex Da Corte and Jayson Musson: EasternsportsOpen Video Call 2012/13Open Video Call 2014/15Basel Abbas and Ruanne Abou-Rahme: The Incidental InsurgentsBecky SussAngel Nevarez and Valerie TevereOpen Video CallSuki Seokyeong Kang: Black Mat OrioleRee Morton: The Plant That Heals May Also PoisonOpen Video Call 2013/2014Last Dance: Dirty Looks at the End of DaysLecture & Music: James Goggin & Lattimore/Zeigler DuoExcursus IV: ConversationOpening and Walkthrough: Spring 2013Open Video Call 2012/13My Barbarian PerformanceOpening and Walkthrough: Fall 2012“Is Your Leisure Time Private?”Wu Tsang: WILDNESS ScreeningBodega: Performance Series with Xavier ChaBodega: Performance Series with Jen RosenblitMachete Group: AttentionMachete Group: UnsearchableKathryn Andrews: Performative SculptureBodega: Performance Series with Yve Laris CohenMachete Group: IntentionPennDesign Fine Arts Lecture Series: Simon Kim and The Dufala BrothersFree For All: Spring 2012Bodega: Performance Series with Elizabeth OrrOpening and Walkthrough: Spring 2012Bodega: Performance Series with Nick Paparone and Pooneh MaghazeheMachete Group: Dictionary of the PresentOpening and Walkthrough: Spring 2012Opening and Walkthrough: Winter 2012Open Video Call 2011/2012The Secret Cinema presents Art for Art’s SakePechaKucha(ish) Night: DuosThe Secret Cinema presents Summer Means Fun!Ayurveda Workshop with Balarama Chandra DasTake Two: A Collection of Collaboratively Made FilmsThe Philadelphia/Chicago Connection / The Spirit of the Comics (1969)Opening and Walkthrough: Fall 2014Nicole Eisenman in Conversation at the BarnesHer/Gravity: The Destruction of the Space/Time Cuntinuum, with RidykeulousAlex Da Corte and Jayson Musson in Conversation with Michael SmithScreening at IHP: The Cook, The Thief, His Wife, and Her LoverA Politics of Publishing: A Conversation with Basel Abbas and Ruanne Abou-RahmePrelude to a Memory at the Wagner Free InstituteFall Opening CelebrationWord and Song: Jim Shepard and Mary LattimorePremiere screening at the Wagner Free Institute: Memory of a Time Twice LivedBrown Bag Lunch with Associate Curator Kate KraczonWinter Opening CelebrationPlay – DisPlay at ICA