Kelly Shindler

Kelly Shindler is a Senior Program Specialist for Exhibitions and Public Interpretation at the Pew Center for Arts & Heritage in Philadelphia. From 2011-2016, she was Associate Curator at the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis (CAM), where she organized solo exhibitions with Deana Lawson, Tala Madani, Arlene Shechet, Lari Pittman, Sheila Hicks, Anthony McCall, The Propeller Group, Rosa Barba, Mika Taanila, Geta Brătescu, Takeshi Murata, Kevin Jerome Everson, and Josh Faught, among many others. Shindler curated the major mid-career survey, Dear Nemesis, Nicole Eisenman 1993–2013, which traveled from CAM to the Institute of Contemporary Art Philadelphia (2014) and the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (2015) and was awarded Best Monographic Museum Show, Nationally (second place) by the AICA/USA. Previously, Shindler was an independent curator, organizing exhibitions such as Chicago-Scope: The Films of Tom Palazzolo 1967–1976 at The Art Institute of Chicago, and others for art spaces and festivals worldwide. From 2003–11, she worked at Art21, producer of the PBS documentary series Art:21—Art in the Twenty-First Century. Shindler holds dual MAs in Modern Art History, Theory, and Criticism and Arts Administration and Policy from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.