Betti-Sue Hertz

Liberal Arts and MA Faculty

Betti-Sue Hertz is a contemporary arts curator, writer and educator working at the intersection of visual art, transcultural exchange and socially relevant issues. Current highlights include Public Arts Director at TLS Landscape Architecture for Lion Mountain Park, Suzhou, China; Project Curator at Manetti Shrem Museum of Art at UC Davis; and Co-Director of On Susan Sontag: Media, Modernity & Morality, an SFAI lead multi-venue season of programs to take place Autumn 2019. Hertz was Director of Visual Arts, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts 2008-2015, where she curated numerous exhibitions that often focused on global art and political agency. 

Selected Publications: 

  • “Roberto Matta: Convergences in Architecture, Landscape and Inscape.” Drifts and Derivations: Experiences, journeys and morphologies. Museo Nacional Centro De Arte, Reina Sofia, Madrid, 2010, 203-211.
  • “Tableaux Vivants: In the New Theatricality.” Flash Art. November/December 2010, 78-82.
  • “What Keeps Mankind Alive? 11th Istanbul Biennial (12 Sept-8 Nov 2009).” co-author with Lisa E. Bloom. n.paradoxa: international feminist art journal. Volume 25, 2010, 16-20.
  • “Autopaisaje, 1999-2001.” Gonzalo Lebrija: As Time Goes By. Other Criteria, London, 2010, 62-65.


  • Studies in the PhD program in Art History, The Graduate Center, CUNY, New York, (ABD), 2000
  • MFA, Hunter College, CUNY, New York
  • BA, Goddard College, Vermont


  • This is where I upload a variety of links related to projects I'm working on or ideas that I'm thinking about.
  • “Our Bodies Our Selves at the Women’s March, January 21, 2017,” in Art Practical, Issue 8.3: Art Can’t Do Anything If We Don’t, Mar. 23, 2017.

  • “Getting Intimate: Houghton Kinsman in Conversation with Betti-Sue Hertz,” Art Africa, June 2016, 46-51

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