Frank Smigiel

Adjunct Faculty
MA Faculty

Frank Smigiel is Associate Curator, Performance & Film, at SFMOMA, where he designs visual arts-based performance and film.  His curatorial interests include the intersection of theatrical and live art forms, commerce by artists, and queer histories.  With Betti-Sue Hertz and Dominic Willsdon, he co-curated "Public Intimacy: Art & Other Ordinary Acts in South Africa" (2014) at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. He also curated the performance component of "Stage Presence: Theatricality in Art & Media" (2012) and, with Christina Linden, the exhibition "Ben Kinmont: Prospectus" (2012-13), both at SFMOMA.  He holds a doctorate in English Literature.


"A Producer's Journal, or Judgment A Go-Go": 
Sello Pesa with Vaughn Sadie & Ntsoana Contemporary Dance Theatre, "Inhabitant": 


  • Ph.D., University of Delaware, 1997
  • M.A., University of Delaware, 1992
  • B.A., University of Pittsburgh, 1990