There is a formidable history of exhibiting and collecting contemporary art at the Art Institute of Chicago, which necessarily informs how the curators approach exhibitions and collection building today. With the focus series and the oversight of the Department of Contemporary Art's film and video collection, Lisa Dorin strongly considers what has come before, and attempts to anticipate what may come next as she make choices about how to highlight what is happening now.
Dorin is Associate Curator of Contemporary Art at the Art Institute of Chicago where she curates one-person contemporary art exhibitions as part of the museum’s focus series. Recent projects featured artists William Pope.L, Monica Bonvicini, Richard Hawkins, and Sharon Hayes. She also programs the Art Institute’s Donna and Howard Stone film, video and new media gallery, and recently edited a catalogue of the museum’s time-based media collection. She received a BA from the University of California at Santa Cruz in Studio Art and Art History and earned an MA from the Williams College Graduate Program in the History of Art, specializing in contemporary video art.