Carnegie Museum of Art Names Curators for the 59th Carnegie International

Organized every four years by Carnegie Museum of Art, the Carnegie International is the longest-running survey of international contemporary art in North America. On view from May 2, 2026, to January 3, 2027, the 59th edition will engage artists and contributors from around the world, transforming the museum’s programs, partnerships, and operations in responsive and imaginative ways.

When appointing the curatorial team for the 59th edition, Crosby looked both outwards and inwards at the museum. Park is the Richard Armstrong Curator of Contemporary Art at Carnegie Museum of Art and served as the Associate Curator of the 57th Carnegie International (2018), while Inouye was recently appointed Curator, International Art at the museum after initially joining the 58th Carnegie International (2022) as Associate Curator. Jackson is a celebrated curator in the fields of performance and contemporary art, currently Curator of Artists Space, and formerly a Curatorial Assistant in the Department of Media and Performance at MoMA. Over the next three years, the curatorial team will engage in a rigorous process of research and artistic engagement to co-conceive the latest installment of the landmark exhibition series.

Eric Crosby, Henry J. Heinz II Director, Carnegie Museum of Art, and Vice President, Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh, announces the appointment of Ryan Inouye, Danielle A. Jackson, and Liz Park as the Kathe and Jim Patrinos Curators of the 59th Carnegie International. Organized every four years by Carnegie Museum of Art, the Carnegie International is the longest-running exhibition of international art in North America. On view from May 2, 2026, to January 3, 2027, the 59th edition will engage artists and contributors from around the world, transforming the museum’s programs, partnerships, and operations in responsive and imaginative ways.

“This iteration of the International—the most collaborative and far-reaching to date—will be a clear expression of the museum’s founding commitment to the art and artists of our time, at once grounded in our locality and extending globally,” says Crosby. “Ryan, Danielle, and Liz will approach this complex undertaking as a shared endeavor to catalyze creative agency in the lives of artists, visitors, and all who experience the exhibition. Individually and collectively, these curators share a heightened sensitivity for the potential meanings and relationships that surface in the creation and experience of art today. I look forward to working with Ryan, Danielle, and Liz as we deepen the institutional memory and promise of the Carnegie International as a resource of expansive artistic inquiry in our region and beyond.”

The appointment of Inouye, Jackson, and Park reflects the museum’s guiding ambition to build a collaborative culture of inquiry and exchange through its artistic program. In their individual curatorial practices, Inouye, Jackson, and Park actively convene and participate in conversations that are shaping the present and future of contemporary art and culture. They each bring to the International their extensive experience working with artists and their unique feel for emergent ideas, forms, events, and experiences. With their admiration and regard for the expansive vision of artists, the curators will center meaningful commissions and new projects across mediums, while foregrounding dialogue and partnership as practices that are integral to the creation of large-format international exhibitions in the 21st century.

Ryan Inouye was recently appointed Curator, International Art at Carnegie Museum of Art after serving as associate curator of Is it morning for you yet?, the 58th Carnegie International (2022). Danielle A. Jackson is the Curator of Artists Space, a historic New York venue for emerging art and ideas, and was formerly a curatorial assistant in the Department of Media and Performance at the Museum of Modern Art. Liz Park is the Richard Armstrong Curator of Contemporary Art at Carnegie Museum of Art and served as the associate curator of the 57th Carnegie International (2018).

About the Curators

Danielle A. Jackson
Kathe and Jim Patrinos Co-Curator, 59th Carnegie International
Curator, Artists Space, New York
Danielle A. Jackson is curator at Artists Space, New York, where she has worked on notable projects including Milford Graves: Fundamental Frequency, rafa esparza: Camino, and Las Nietas de Nono: Posibles Escenarios, Vol.1 LNN. She was formerly the Curatorial Assistant in the Department of Media and Performance at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) where she worked on member:Pope.L, 1978–2001 and Modern Dance: Ralph Lemon. Before coming to MoMA, Jackson was a Mellon Interdisciplinary Arts Fellow at the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, where she coedited the online publication Living Collections Catalogue Volume IV: Creative Black Music.

Ryan Inouye
Kathe and Jim Patrinos Co-Curator, 59th Carnegie International
Curator, International Art, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh
Ryan Inouye currently serves as curator of international art at Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, a role he was appointed to in 2023 after serving as associate curator of Is it morning for you yet?, the 58th Carnegie International. Prior to his work in Pittsburgh, Inouye served as senior curator at Sharjah Art Foundation in the United Arab Emirates where he curated exploratory solo and group exhibitions and co-organized Active Forms, the 2018 edition of the annual March Meeting, which inspires dialogue around developments in contemporary art and culture. Prior, Inouye held the post of associate curator of Sharjah Biennial 12: The past, the present, the possible (2014–2015), which featured new works, site-specific commissions, and performances, and held curatorial positions at New York’s New Museum, where he stewarded artist residencies, curatorial collaborations, and discursive programming such as Hub initiative and the 2012 New Museum Triennial: The Ungovernables. Previously, he served as curatorial assistant at REDCAT in Los Angeles. Inouye was the recipient of a Foundation for Art Initiatives grant and earned an MRes in Curatorial/Knowledge in the Department of Visual Cultures at Goldsmiths, University of London, and a BA in English literature from the University of California, Los Angeles.

Liz Park
Kathe and Jim Patrinos Co-Curator, 59th Carnegie International
Richard Armstrong Curator of Contemporary Art, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh
Liz Park is Richard Armstrong Curator of Contemporary Art at Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, where she is currently working on the reinstallation of the museum’s collection. She was most recently curator of exhibitions at the University at Buffalo Art Galleries, State University of New York, and was associate curator of the 2018 Carnegie International. She was the Helena Rubinstein Fellow at the Whitney Independent Study Program (2011–2012) and the Whitney-Lauder Curatorial Fellow at ICA Philadelphia (2013–2015). She received her BFA in visual art and MA in curatorial studies at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada.

About the Carnegie International

Established in 1896, the Carnegie International is the longest-running North American exhibition of international art. Organized every four years by Carnegie Museum of Art, the Carnegie International presents an overview of how art and artists respond to the critical questions of our time. The 59th Carnegie International, which will run from May 2, 2026, to January 3, 2027, brings together new commissions, existing works, and projects by established and emerging artists working internationally, domestically, and locally. The exhibition, which will be accompanied by a major catalogue and public programs, will transform galleries and public spaces in the museum and occupy sites and engage publics in various Pittsburgh neighborhoods.

Prizes awarded to Carnegie International artists include the Carnegie Prize for outstanding achievement in exhibition in the context of a lifetime of work and the Fine Prize for an emerging artist in the exhibition. Visit our website to learn more about the history of the Carnegie International.

Support

The 59th Carnegie International is made possible by leadership support from Kathe and Jim Patrinos.

Major support is provided by the Carnegie International Endowment, The Fine Foundation, the Jill and Peter S. Kraus Endowment for Contemporary Art, and the Carnegie Luminaries.

Significant support is provided by the Keystone Members of the Carnegie International.

Generous support is provided by the Susan J. and Martin G. McGuinn Exhibition Fund, the Louisa S. Rosenthal Family Fund, and the Friends of the Carnegie International.

Additional support is provided by the Fans of the Carnegie International.

Carnegie Museum of Art’s exhibition program is supported by the Carnegie Museum of Art
Exhibition Fund, The Fellows of Carnegie Museum of Art, and the Carnegie Collective.

Carnegie Museum of art is supported by The Heinz Endowments and Allegheny Regional Asset District. Carnegie Museum of art receives state arts funding support through a grant from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

About Carnegie Museum of Art

Carnegie Museum of Art creates experiences that connect people to art, ideas, and one another. The museum is committed to global engagement and regional advancement. We champion creativity and its importance to society with experiences that welcome, inspire, challenge, and inform. Our core activities—collecting, conserving, presenting, and interpreting works of art— make those experiences possible. Our collection of over 34,000 works emphasizes art, architecture, photography, and design from the 19th century to the present. In addition, the museum houses the archive of more than 70,000 images by Pittsburgh photographer Charles “Teenie” Harris, whose work comprises one of the most detailed and intimate records of Black life in America. Through its programming, exhibitions, and publications, Carnegie Museum of Art frequently explores the role of art and artists in confronting key social issues of our time, combining and juxtaposing local and global perspectives. One of the four Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh, Carnegie Museum of Art was founded by industrialist and philanthropist Andrew Carnegie in 1895. To learn more, please call 412.622.3131 or visit carnegieart.org.

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