Christopher Ketcham

Christopher Ketcham is an art historian and curator whose research focuses on the urban history of postwar American sculpture, with particular attention to sculpture’s relation to the discourses of zoning, infrastructure, and urban renewal, as well as the new networks of patronage that emerged in this environment. Chris earned his Ph.D. in the History and Theory of Art at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in September 2018, after completing a dissertation entitled “Minimal Art and Body Politics in New York City, 1961-1975.” His research was supported by a Luce/ACLS Dissertation Fellowship in American Art and has been published in Public Art Dialogue and European Journal of American Culture. He currently serves as Associate Curator of Public Art and Permanent Collection at MIT List Visual Arts Center.

Professional Experience

2019 -
Associate Curator, MIT List Visual Arts Center