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).