Imperfect Idler or When Things Disappear Curator

Stephanie Rosenthal joined the Hayward Gallery as Chief Curator in December 2007, having previously worked at the Haus der Kunst in Munich for more than 10 years, where she was appointed curator for modern and contemporary art in 2000 and curated: Haim Steinbach – North East South West (1999), Aernout Mik – Dispersions (2004) and Allan Kaprow_Art as life (2006), amongst others. She also curated the acclaimed exhibition Paul McCarthy. LaLa Land Parody Paradise which toured to the Whitechapel Gallery in 2005. Rosenthal wrote her doctoral thesis on ‘The Colours Black in the New York School: Robert Rauschenberg, Ad Reinhardt, Frank Stella and Mark Rothko’ and she curated a show on the subject entitled Black Paintings. She has curated the Robin Rhode exhibition Who Saw Who at the Hayward Gallery for autumn 2008, Walking in my mind (summer 2009), which explored the inner workings of the artist’s imagination through the medium of large-scale installation art; Move: Choreographing you a show about the relationship between visual art and dance (2010); Pipilotti Rist: Eyeball Massage (2011); and Art of Change: New Directions from China (2012).

She has recently unveiled Ana Mendieta: Traces, the first retrospective of the artists work in the UK and is imminently opening Dayanita Singh: Go Away Closer. Currently she is one of three curators realising national section of the first Biennial in Cartagena, Colombia, which is due to open in 2014.

Stephanie has contributed essays for books and periodicals on a wide range of contemporary artists and has been part of international advisory boards and symposia about modern and contemporary art since 1996.