Frank Smigiel

Lecturer; Director Exhibition and Museum Studies
Exhibition and Museum Studies
fsmigiel@sfai.edu
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Frank Smigiel is the Director of Arts Programming & Partnerships at the Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture.  As the newly appointed Chair of Exhibition & Museum Studies, Smigiel will deepen the department's engagement with arts infrastructures and support students to develop practices in exhibition-making, publishing, and performance.  The former Associate Curator of Performance & Film at SFMOMA, his curatorial interests including the intersection of theater and time-based art, commerce by artists, and queer histories.  He has worked at the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Rosenbach Museum & Library, and the University of the Arts.  He holds a doctorate in English Literature.

Education:

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

Links:

  • "A Producer's Journal, or Judgment A Go-Go": https://openspace.sfmoma.org/2013/12/frank-smigiel-judgment-a-go-go/ 
  • "'I'm with the Band,' or Notes on Imagined Communities": https://vimeo.com/224732291