Lecturer on Visual and Environmental Studies
James Voorhies is the John R. and Barbara Robinson Family Director of the Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts at Harvard University. His writing has appeared in publications by Texte zur Kunst, Frieze, Harvard Design Magazine and Printed Matter, as well as many artist monographs and exhibition catalogues. He has curated numerous exhibitions and programs, including those with Simon Fujiwara, Fernanda Fragateiro, Ulla von Brandenburg, Martin Beck, Claire Fontaine, Phil Collins and Cerith Wyn Evans. Voorhies is the founder of Bureau of Open Culture, a nonprofit curatorial and publishing initiative that (from 2007 to 2014) collaborated with museums, universities, and foundations to make projects with contemporary artists and writers. He holds a Ph.D. in modern and contemporary art history from The Ohio State University. He previously taught art history and critical theory at Bennington College in Vermont and in addition to Director of the Carpenter Center teaches curatorial practice and contemporary art in the Department of Visual and Environmental Studies.