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57th ed., 2018

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Artists Announced for Carnegie International, 57th Edition, 2018

11 Apr 2018

Curator Ingrid Schaffner announced today the artists in Carnegie International, 57th Edition, 2018, which runs October 13, 2018–March 25, 2019 at Carnegie Museum of Art. Established in 1896, the Carnegie International exhibitions have built a rich history of introducing audiences to contemporary art from around the world. The 2018 Carnegie International will feature:

  • Yuji Agematsu
  • El Anatsui
  • Art Labor with Joan Jonas
  • Huma Bhabha
  • Mel Bochner
  • Mimi Cherono Ng’ok
  • Lenka Clayton and Jon Rubin
  • Sarah Crowner
  • Alex Da Corte
  • Tacita Dean
  • Jeremy Deller
  • Kevin Jerome Everson
  • Han Kang and IM Heung–soon
  • Leslie Hewitt
  • Saba Innab
  • Karen Kilimnik
  • Zoe Leonard
  • Kerry James Marshall
  • Park McArthur
  • Josiah McElheny with John Corbett and Jim Dempsey
  • Ulrike Müller
  • Thaddeus Mosley
  • The Otolith Group
  • Postcommodity
  • Jessi Reaves
  • Abel Rodríguez
  • Rachel Rose
  • Beverly Semmes
  • Dayanita Singh
  • Lucy Skaer
  • Tavares Strachan
  • Lynette Yiadom–Boakye

The Carnegie International will also include Dig Where You Stand, by independent exhibition maker Koyo Kouoh.

With 32 artists and artist collectives, the exhibition invites visitors to explore what it means to be “international” at this moment in time, and to experience museum joy. The pleasure of being with art and other people inspired the composition of this International—a series of encounters with contemporary art inside the world of Carnegie Museum of Art. Among the new and ambitious projects are an unprecedented collaboration between novelist Han Kang and filmmaker IM Heung–soon; an exhibition–within–the–exhibition by Koyo Kouoh that draws from the museum’s collection; and an interpretation of rejected works from the history of the Carnegie International by Lenka Clayton and Jon Rubin. Other components of the International include a mapping of Pittsburgh through photography in the museum’s Teenie Harris Archive, a historic record of black life in urban America, and the Cinémathèque series of film screenings. The 57th edition also builds on a long legacy of research and collecting by Carnegie Museum of Art.

The 57th Carnegie International artists include:

  • 1 independent exhibition maker
  • 6 art collectives and collaborations
  • 13 individual artists who use the pronoun “he”
  • 17 individual artists who use the pronoun “she”
  • 20 artists who live in the US
  • 3 artists who live in Asia
  • 5 artists who live in Europe
  • 2 artists who live in Africa
  • 1 artist who lives in South America
  • 1 artist who lives in the Middle East

National affiliations by residence and birth: Austria, Bahamas, Cameroon, Cherokee Nation, Colombia, England, Germany, Ghana, India, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Korea, Kuwait, Lebanon, Navajo Nation, Nigeria, Nonuya Nation, Pakistan, Palestine, Scotland, Senegal, Switzerland, United States of America, and Vietnam.


The International is already underway with an array of programs and publications. The ongoing Tam O’Shanter Drawing Sessions, conducted by artists and other participants in the exhibition, welcome the public to explore contemporary art through mapping, writing, doodling, and other improvisations on drawing. Past sessions have been led by Schaffner, Art Labor, Maira Kalman, Prem Krishnamurthy, Thaddeus Mosley, and Dayanita Singh. They will continue, from this weekend’s zine–making workshop by Mimi Cherono Ng’ok, through the run of the exhibition.

In addition, the International has launched Keyword: International, a catalyst for creative research and conversation in collaboration with the Kelly Strayhorn Theater. Twenty arts activators will receive micro–grants to support research projects to define Pittsburgh as an international city. On October 20, 2018, fellows will present their findings during a daylong symposium that will be published in the exhibition catalogue.

See programs for a listing of upcoming events.

The Curator

Curator Ingrid Schaffner and associate curator Liz Park are available for interview. Schaffner’s process started with a series of research trips with five curator colleagues as her traveling and thinking Companions: Magalí Arriola, Doryun Chong, Ruba Katrib, Carin Kuoni, and Bisi Silva. Each Companion traveled with Schaffner to places new to both of them. This research shaped not only Schaffner’s work on the International, but also the Companion’s work in the field at large. A series of Travelogues published on Storyboard, the Carnegie Museum of Art’s online journal, offers a window into this process.


Major support for the Carnegie International, 57th Edition, 2018 has been provided by the Carnegie International Endowment, The Fine Foundation, and the Keystone Friends of the 2018 Carnegie International. Additional major support is provided by the Friends of the 2018 Carnegie International, the Jill and Peter Kraus Endowment for Contemporary Art, The Fellows of Carnegie Museum of Art, and the Louisa S. Rosenthal Family Fund.

General operating support for Carnegie Museum of Art is provided by The Heinz Endowments and Allegheny Regional Asset District. Carnegie Museum of Art receives state arts funding support through a grant from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

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