Rafal Niemojewski is the Director of Education and Programs at the Neuberger Museum of Art, SUNY Purchase. He has been engaged with the Biennial Foundation since 2009 and joined the organization as Deputy Director in 2014. He is an experienced cultural producer and scholar of contemporary art and its institutions.
He graduated in History of Art and Curatorial Studies from La Sorbonne (Paris) and earned his doctorate degree from the Royal College of Art in London for his thesis on the proliferation of the contemporary biennial. More recently, his research interests have expanded to include history of exhibitions and institutions in relation to the changing ecology of the expanded artistic field. Niemojewski has lectured extensively on the topic of biennials and his writings appeared in numerous books and journals. He worked in capacity of Assistant and Associate Professor at Central Saint Martins, Sotheby’s Institute, Royal Institute of Art (Stockholm), and Course Director at Chelsea College of Art and Design in London. Outside academia, Niemojewski has led projects for the Serpentine Gallery, Bergen Kunsthall, Manifesta and dOCUMENTA(13), and worked as Curator of Programs at the Hayward Gallery, Southbank Centre. He consults the Education, Culture and Audiovisual Executive Agency (EACEA) at the European Commission. Rafal Niemojewski currently divides his time between London and New York.
He is interviewed by Anne Bobroff-Hajal for this program