Stuart Comer was appointed Chief Curator of the Department of Media and Performance at The Museum of Modern Art in 2013. He oversees the department’s program of exhibitions, events, acquisitions, and collections, and The Marie-Josée and Henry Kravis Studio. Since his appointment, Mr. Comer’s projects at MoMA have included member: Pope.L, 1978-2001 (2019), Haegue Yang: Handles (2019), Tania Bruguera: Untitled (Havana, 2000) (2018), Inbox: Steve McQueen (2017), Inbox: Charles Atlas (2017), Alexandra Bachzetsis’s Massacre: Variations on a Theme (2017), Mark Leckey: Containers and Their Drivers (at MoMA PS1, 2016), BRUCE CONNER: IT’S ALL TRUE (2016), Tony Oursler: Imponderable (2016), Bouchra Khalili: The Mapping Journey Project (2016), Transmissions: Art in Eastern Europe and Latin America, 1960–1980 (2015), Juliana Huxtable: There Are Certain Facts that Cannot Be Disputed (2015), Cut to Swipe (2014), and Simone Forti and Charlemagne Palestine: illlummminnnatttionnnsssss!!!!!!! (2014).
Mr. Comer was co-curator of the Whitney Museum of American Art’s 2014 Biennial, and previously served as the first Curator of Film at Tate Modern, London, where he oversaw film and video work for the Tate Collection and Displays and was co-curator for the opening program of the Tanks at Tate Modern.
Mr. Comer has recently hosted talks at The Museum of Modern Art with artists including Dara Birnbaum, Ian Cheng, Luke Fowler, Isaac Julien, Naeem Mohaiemen, Hito Steyerl, and Christopher Williams, and he recently lectured on Pope.L at MOCA, Los Angeles. He has contributed to numerous periodicals, including Artforum, Frieze, Afterall, Mousse, Parkett, and Art Review. He is editor of Film and Video Art (Tate Publishing, 2009) and has contributed essays to publications on such artists as Tom Burr, Andrea Fraser, David Lamelas, Sharon Lockhart, Mark Morrisroe, Bik Van Der Pol, and Gillian Wearing.