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Brett Littman    

Executive Director, The Drawing Center

After four years as deputy director of MoMA PS1, where he managed five departments and oversaw the Warm Up summer DJ festival and wps1.org (now ArtonAir.org) radio, Littman assumed the post of executive director of The Drawing Center in 2007. Littman brought with him experience as a writer and critic as well as an administrator: since 1996 he has contributed news and commentary to a range of international publications and critical essays to many scholarly catalogues.

As a curator, Littman has organized a number of noteworthy exhibitions. For The Drawing Center, he curated Yüksel Arslan: Visual Interpretations; Greta Magnusson Grossman: Lighting and Furniture; Leon Golub: Live & Die Like a Lion?, which was awarded the `Best Show in Non-Profit Gallery’ award by AICA USA in 2010, as well as Drawing and its Double: Selections from the Istituto Nazionale per la Grafica, Rome (2011). Littman is currently working on Notationotations, a collaboration between Susan Hefuna and choreographer Luca Vegetti and Alexis Rockman: Drawings from the Life of Pi both opening in September 2013; and Ferran Adrià: Notes on Creativity, the first exhibition to explore the drawings of the world renowned chef from elBulli, which will debut in January 2014. For the American Folk Art Museum, New York, Littman organized Eugene Von Bruenchenhein in 2010, for Japan Society Gallery, he has curated the drawing component of their Mariko Mori exhibition slated for October 2013 and David Lynch: Naming for Kayne Griffin Corcoran Gallery in Los Angeles, opening in November 2013.

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