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Call for Curators: 2022 Wisconsin Triennial

It’s the first time that MMoCA is seeking an outside curator for the Triennial, a signature survey of Wisconsin contemporary art.

Call for Curators: 2022 Wisconsin Triennial Media Release

MADISON, WI — The Madison Museum of Contemporary Art (MMoCA) is pleased to announce the opening of a call for guest curators for its 2022 Wisconsin Triennial. A signature survey of contemporary art statewide, MMoCA’s Wisconsin Triennial will—for the first time in its 43-year history—be curated by someone working outside of the institution. The Wisconsin Triennial takes the pulse of the current artistic moment in the region, both highlighting the latest developments in artistic practice and honoring timeless themes that remain relevant to artists working today.

Aligned with MMoCA’s mission to bring inspiring events to our community, the Museum is looking for curators with an innovative and inclusive vision to bring a transformative approach to a cornerstone of MMoCA’s exhibition programming. The upcoming Wisconsin Triennial will be on view at MMoCA from April through October of 2022 in the Museum’s State Street Gallery, as well as additional spaces such as the lobby and The Shop.

The exhibition originally was the Wisconsin Biennial, which began in 1978 and was organized by the Madison Art Center, MMoCA’s precursor. In 1987, the biennial became the Wisconsin Triennial. The exhibition has traditionally been organized by the Museum’s curatorial staff.

As MMoCA looks to the future by diversifying its exhibition programming and permanent collection, a guest curator will provide the opportunity to engage with new ideas and bring a fresh perspective to the Wisconsin Triennial. Adding new voices to the ongoing conversations in the contemporary art world throughout the state of Wisconsin is an exciting opportunity for the Museum, artists working in the area, and for the individual selected for this role.

For more information and instructions on how to apply, visit Deadline for applications is May 10, 2021.

About MMoCA

The Madison Museum of Contemporary Art is always admission-free. Its vision is to be an organization that fosters the exchange of ideas and creates experiences that will inspire a wide audience; be a nexus for the work of emerging and established regional, national, and international artists; serve as a catalyst for the continued development of a vigorous community of artists; and provide a forum that will encourage people to be challenged by, reflect on, and make connections between art and the world around them.

The Museum includes four galleries and The Shop, a recently opened space to provide interactive contemporary art experiences and educational workshops to the community.

The Museum’s Rooftop Sculpture Garden provides an urban oasis with an incredible view which serves as a lovely venue for weddings, art openings, dining, and cinema.

MMoCA’s galleries are open Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from noon to 6 PM. The Museum also has a slate of online events, including wellness activities, education workshops, and virtual tours. Please visit to learn more.

Marni McEntee
Director of Communications
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