Biography

Cortney Lane Stell is the Executive Director and Chief Curator of Black Cube, a nomadic contemporary art museum based in Denver, Colorado.  She has held independent curatorial practice since 2006, which has included curating numerous exhibitions nationally and internationally for museums, university galleries, biennials and art events. Stemming from a philosophical interest in art as communication, Stell has organized exhibitions that focus on artworks experimental in both conceptual and material nature, including exhibitions with artists such as Liam Gillick, Cyprien Gaillard, Daniel Arsham, and Shirley Tse.  Stell holds a MA from the European Graduate School in Switzerland where she is also a PhD candidate in Media Communications.

  

 

Selected Publications

“First Draft: Process and Temporality.” [essayist] DRAFT URBANISM Biennial of the Americas Catalog, 2013.

“Jorrit Tornquist: Color as Thought.” [curator and essayist, exhibition catalog] Verso L’Arte, 2012.

“Supakitch: New French Graffiti Art.” [essayist] expected release date Fall, 2013.

“Shirley Tse: Vital Organs.” [essayist and project manager, exhibition catalog] A RMCAD Publication, 2011.

“Au: Exchange.” [curator and essayist, exhibition catalog] 2012. “DO IT.” [curator and essayist, exhibition catalog] A RMCAD Publication, 2011.

“Constantin Brancusi In The XXI Century: New Studies,” Verso L’Arte, 2010.

“Maria Cristina Carlini: Works in Passage.” [curator and essayist, exhibition catalog] Verso L’Arte, 2010.