Anne Barlow was Director of Art in General, New York from 2007 to 2016, where she curated exhibitions and commissioned major projects from artists including: Donna Huanca, Basim Magdy, Jill Magid, Marwa Arsanios, Dineo Seshee Bopape, Adelita Husni-Bey, Meriç Algün Ringborg, Shezad Dawood, Anetta Mona Chişa and Lucia Tkáčová, Surasi Kusolwong, and Ana Prvacki. During her tenure, she significantly expanded Art in General’s New Commissions program, launched its award-winning annual symposium What Now? on critical and timely issues in the field, and managed and developed numerous collaborations and exchanges with museums and non-profit spaces in Australia, Croatia, Egypt, Estonia, Georgia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Northern Ireland and the United Kingdom.
From 1999-2006, Barlow was Curator of Education and Media Programs at the New Museum, New York, where she managed the scope of the museum’s educational and public programmes; initiated and developed Museum as Hub, a global network program that connected the museum with international contemporary art partners in Cairo, Eindhoven, Mexico City and Seoul; and organised numerous exhibitions, performances, and new media programmes.
Originally from Glasgow, Scotland, from 1994-1999 Barlow acted as Curator of Contemporary Art and Design at Glasgow Museums, overseeing its collection of British and international contemporary art and design, temporary exhibitions programme, artists’ residencies, and commissions.
Barlow curated and contributed to a number of biennials including Tactics for the Here and Now, 5th Bucharest Biennale (Curator, 2012) and North by Northeast, Latvian Pavilion at the 55th Venice Biennale (Co-Curator, 2013).
Barlow participated in numerous arts juries in the US and internationally, and was part of advisory panels for organisations including Creative Capital, the New York State Council on the Arts, and the Rockefeller Foundation. She lectured and participated in programmes at, among others, the Centre for Contemporary Art, Warsaw; MUMOK, Vienna; kim? Contemporary Art Centre, Riga, Latvia; IASPIS, Stockholm; Stacion – Center for Contemporary Art, Prishtina, Kosovo; ARCO Lisbon and Madrid; 2nd Tbilisi Triennial Forum, Georgia; the Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane; Tate Modern, London; the Museum of Modern Art, New York; and New York University.
She published with institutions including The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage, Philadelphia; the Henry Moore Institute, Leeds; the New Museum, New York; Ibraaz; Liverpool University Press/Tate Gallery Liverpool; and The Journal for Curatorial Studies. She was also Editor of Working with Artists and Audiences on Commissions and Residencies, Sharjah Art Foundation (2014), and What Now? The Politics of Listening, Black Dog Publishing Limited, London, UK (2016).