Trevor Schoonmaker

Trevor Schoonmaker is the Mary D.B.T. and James H. Semans Director at the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University. Hired in 2006 as its first contemporary art curator, he has helped shape the museum’s curatorial vision and contemporary art collection. Under his leadership, the museum has sought to recognize and support diverse artists who have been historically underrepresented. Selected exhibitions at the Nasher include Naama Tsabar: Composition 21 (2019); People Get Ready: Building a Contemporary Collection (2018); John Akomfrah: Precarity (2018); Southern Accent: Seeking the American South in Contemporary Art (2016); Wangechi Mutu: A Fantastic Journey (2013); The Record: Contemporary Art and Vinyl (2010); Barkley L. Hendricks: Birth of the Cool (2008); and Street Level: Mark Bradford, William Cordova & Robin Rhode (2007). Other career highlights include organizing the New Orleans Triennial, Prospect.4: The Lotus in Spite of the Swamp (2017) and curating Black President: The Art and Legacy of Fela Anikulapo-Kuti at the New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York (2003). Schoonmaker served on the board of the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts from 2010-2018.


20-22 The Ongoing Biennial Video Recording:

Trevor Schoonmaker In Conversation with Pedro Lasch and Jon-Sesrie Goff