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Karsten Lund,

Karsten Lund (b. 1981) is Curator at the Renaissance Society, a contemporary art institution located at the University of Chicago. At the Ren he organizes exhibitions and performances, works closely with artists on new commissions, edits publications, and oversees public programs. He has recently curated or co-curated exhibitions by Haig Aivazian, LaToya Ruby Frazier, Jill Magid, Matthew Metzger, and Lydia Ourahmane & Alex Ayed, as well as a number of speculative group exhibitions including Fear of Property (2022), Nine Lives (2020), and Unthought Environments (2018). In 2017, he launched Intermissionsat the Ren, an ongoing performance series staged in the gallery space in between exhibitions, featuring new or site-responsive projects. In addition to contributing to publications at the Ren, he has also been the editor of other books including Irena Haiduk's "Spells" (Sternberg Press, 2011) and "deposition" by Marissa Lee Benedict, Daniel de Paula, and David Rueter (Mousse Publishing, 2023). Karsten previously worked at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago and the Museum of Contemporary Photography at Columbia College (MoCP).,