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Vincent Katz, poet, translator, critic, and curator

Vincent Katz, poet, translator, critic, and curator. Mr. Katz received a B.A. from University of Chicago in 1982 and a B.A. and M.A. from Oxford University in 1985. He curated the exhibition “Black Mountain College: Una Aventura Americana” for the Reina Sofia Museum in Madrid in 2002 and was the editor of Black Mountain College: Experiment In Art, published by MIT Press in 2002 and reprinted in 2013. He curated exhibitions on the photographer Rudy Burckhardt for IVAM, Valencia, Spain, and The Museum of the City of New York. He has published reviews, articles, and essays on a wide range of visual artists, including Ghada Amer and Reza Farkondeh, Jennifer Bartlett, Janet Fish, Nabil Nahas, Kiki Smith, Beat Streuli, and Cy Twombly. He has done collaborations with visual artists, including Polly Apfelbaum, Rudy Burckhardt, Francesco Clemente, Jim Dine, Wayne Gonzales, Alex Katz and Juan Uslé. In 2012, Collectif Génération (Frejus, France) published 4×5, Katz’s artist’s book collaboration with five internationally known artists, in 2015 Nightboat Books published his book of poems, Swimming Home, and in 2016 Lunar Chandelier Press published his book of poems, Southness. He is the editor and wrote the introduction to Poems to Work On: The Collected Poems of Jim Dine (Cuneiform Press, 2015). He is the author of the book of translations, The Complete Elegies Of Sextus Propertius (Princeton University Press, 2004), which won the National Translation Award from the American Literary Translators Association in 2005. Mr. Katz has taught at School of Visual Arts, New York, and the University of Campinas, Brazil, among other places. He curates the Readings in Contemporary Poetry series at Dia Art Foundation, New York and was appointed critic at Yale School of Art in 2015.

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