Close

    Board & Staff

    Board

    Andreas Beroutsos, Chair
    Carol Bove, President
    Robert K. Elliott, Vice Chair
    Eleanor Heyman Propp, Vice Chair
    Allen H. Brill, Treasurer
    Libby Ellis, Secretary

    Candace Barasch
    Sanford Biggers
    Benoit P. Bosc
    Eleanor Cayre
    Barbara Gundlach
    Arthur Kuijpers
    Nate McBride
    Adam McEwen
    Allison Rubler
    Fred Wilson
    ​Sophocles Zoullas


    Candace Barasch is an art collector and philanthropist based in New York. She joined the board in 2014.

    Andreas Beroutsos is a NY-based private equity investor, and currently serves as Board Chair. He joined the Board in 2011.

    Sanford Biggers is a New York based interdisciplinary artist and professor of Visual Arts at Columbia University. He has been a member of the SculptureCenter board since 2012.

    Benoit P. Bosc manages the crude oil trading book for Goldman Sachs & Co. He joined the board in 2016.

    Carol Bove is an artist based in Brooklyn, and currently serves as Board President. She joined the board in 2013.

    Allen H. Brill, Treasurer of the SculptureCenter Board, is an attorney whose firm Brill & Meisel, specializes in real estate. He joined the board in 2002.

    Eleanor Cayre is a collector, art advisor, and exhibition organizer with a focus on established contemporary and emerging art. She joined the board in 2013.

    Robert K. Elliott, a former partner at KPMG in New York and a previous chair of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, has served on the board since 2005. He is currently a Vice Chair of the SculptureCenter Board.

    Libby Ellis is the Principal at AEA Consulting, and currently serves as Board Secretary. She has been on the Board since 2013.

    Barbara Gundlach is an art collector and philanthropist based in New York. She joined the board in 2019.

    Arthur Kuijpers has an extensive career in banking, insurance, and risk analysis. He joined the Board in 2018.

    Nate McBride is the Principal and Founder of McBride Architects. He joined the board in 2013.

    Adam McEwen is an artist based in New York. He joined the board in 2013.

    Eleanor Heyman Propp is an art collector and philanthropist based in New York, and currently serves as Board Vice Chair. She joined the board in 2014.

    Allison Rubler, a collector and art advisor, joined the board in 2015.

    Fred Wilson, a New York based artist and MacArthur Fellow, has been on the board since 1995.

    Sophocles Zoullas serves as Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Zenith Shipping. He joined the board in 2019.

    Staff

    Christian Rattemeyer, Director

    As Director, Christian works in conjunction with a dedicated Board and curatorial and advancement teams in overseeing SculptureCenter’s organizational development, financial operations, programming, and staff. Taking a leadership role in stewarding SculptureCenter’s mission and growing its visibility both locally and abroad, he expands SculptureCenter’s position as one of the leading contemporary art institutions in the United States and internationally. He joins SculptureCenter after 12 years at The Museum of Modern Art, where he served as Associate Curator in the Department of Drawings and Prints. His MoMA exhibitions include Unfinished Conversations: New Work from the Collection (2017); Transmissions: Art in Eastern Europe and Latin America 1960-1980 (2015); Alighiero Boetti: Game Plan (2012); Projects 95: Runa Islam (2011); and Compass in Hand: Selections from The Judith Rothschild Foundation Contemporary Drawings Collection (2009), among others. He recently co-organized the exhibition SURROUNDS: 11 Installations for MoMA’s reopening. Prior to working with MoMA, Christian served as Curator to Artists Space in New York from 2003-2007, curating 65 contemporary exhibitions; founded and was gallery director of OSMOS, a contemporary project space in Berlin, Germany; co-curated for the 3rd and 4th International Biennial for Film and Architecture Berlin, Germany; and worked for documenta IX, X, and 11 in his hometown of Kassel. Christian holds an M.A. in Art History from the Freie Universität Berlin and an MPhil in Art History from Columbia University.

    Allison Derusha, Director of Advancement

    Allison Derusha, Director of Advancement brings over 25 years experience in fundraising, strategic planning and cultural communications for leading visual and performing arts organizations. Prior to joining SculptureCenter in 2016, Allison held senior fundraising and arts administration positions with Performa, National Academy Museum, American Ballet Theatre, American Symphony Orchestra, Museum of the City of New York, the BAM Harvey Theatre, and the Guggenheim Museum. Allison's consultancy experience includes developing strategic communications, annual fund campaigns and galas, board development, and capital and sponsorship campaigns for the Museum of Contemporary Art, Cincinnati, LACMA, Tang Museum, Brooklyn Museum, San Francisco Opera, San Francisco Ballet, Jacob's Pillow, and SCAD Museum, among others. A former adjunct member of faculty of CUNY's art history undergraduate program, Allison also regularly lectures on fundraising and board development for NYU's Masters in Arts Administration program. Allison is a member of Art Table.

    Sohrab Mohebbi, Curator-at-Large

    Sohrab Mohebbi is responsible for organizing exhibitions, educational and public programs, publications, and for coordinating all aspects of program presentation. Before joining SculptureCenter in 2018, Mohebbi was the associate curator at REDCAT where he organized solo exhibitions with Dave Hullfish Bailey, Tamara Henderson, John Knight, and Falke Pisano among others. His group exhibitions include: It is obvious from the map (co-curated with Thomas Keenan), which examined the role of maps and map-making in the movements of large numbers of people from the conflict zones of the Middle East and Africa toward Europe, and Hotel Theory (curated in collaboration with Ruth Estevez). Hotel Theory focused on the performance of theory in contemporary art and considered theory as an art form and received The Emily Hall Tremaine Exhibition Award in 2013. Mohebbi was a Curatorial Fellow at Queens Museum where he organized Hassan Khans Hidden Location, the artists first museum exhibition in the United States. He is the recipient of 2012 Creative Capital | Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Program for the blog presencedocuments. His writings have been published in Bidoun magazine, where he is a contributing editor, as well as other periodicals and publications. He is an advisor at the Rijksakademie, Amsterdam and has organized exhibitions and programs for organizations including the Walker Art Center, High Desert Test Sites, SALT Istanbul and Center for Historical Reenactments. He received an M.A. from the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College and a B.F.A in Photography from Tehran Art University.

    Kyle Dancewicz, Director of Exhibitions and Programs

    Kyle Dancewicz is Director of Exhibitions and Programs at SculptureCenter, New York, where he has worked since 2016. His recent exhibitions and projects include ektor garcia: cadena perpetua, Matt Keegan: what was & what is, In Practice: Total Disbelief, and Jesse Wine: Imperfect List (forthcoming in fall 2020). Prior to working at SculptureCenter, he was Curatorial Manager of Mad. Sq. Art, the public art program of Madison Square Park Conservancy. Independently, he has worked with the lumber room in Portland, Oregon, and has contributed writing to various exhibition catalogs. He holds a B.A. in art history from Harvard University and is completing an M.A. at Hunter College.

    Joni Todd, Director of Finance and Administration

    As Director of Finance and Administration, Joni oversees financial, human resources, and operations areas. Prior to joining SculptureCenter she worked at several museums and arts-related not-for-profits in New York and Chicago.

    Cheryl Chan, Executive Office and Development Associate

    As the Executive Office and Development Associate, Cheryl supports the Executive Director and Director of Advancement in foundation, government, and corporate grantmaking, and acts as a liaison to the Board. Prior to joining SculptureCenter, Cheryl worked in development, membership, and special event capacities at Creative Time, Art21, the Whitney Museum of American Art, Chelsea Art Museum, and the Madison Square Park Conservancy's Mad Sq. Art public art program. Cheryl received her B.A. in Art History with a concentration in contemporary art from Queens College, and studied Fine Art at Parsons The New School for Design.

    Sophie Kaufman, Individual Giving and Events Manager

    As Individual Giving and Events Manager, Sophie is responsible for managing the Ambassadors patron group and SculptureCenter's Annual Fund, as well as supporting major donor and special gifts. She also oversees the production of all fundraising events, including the Annual Gala and Lucky Draw. Sophie has gained fundraising and event production experience through prior development positions at Ars Nova, Performa, and Roundabout Theatre Company. She holds a B.A. from The New School and is pursuing an M.A. in art history at Hunter College.

    Jillian Scott, Communications and Marketing Manager

    As Communications and Marketing Manager, Jillian is responsible for spearheading marketing activities, media relations, social media, and merchandise revenue, including Limited Editions. A Pittsburgh native turned Long Island City resident, Jillian brings experience from museums and higher education institutions including the Carnegie Museum of Art, the Ithaca College Visual Resource Collection, the Museum of Modern Art Archives, and Christie's Education, New York. Jillian holds a B.S. in Arts Administration from Ithaca College and studied abroad in Rome, Italy with Duquesne University.

    Tracy Keenan, Visitor Services Coordinator

    As Visitor Services Coordinator, Tracy creates a positive and welcoming environment for all SculptureCenter visitors. Tracy oversees the front of house and exhibitions day-to-day. Her responsibilities include bookstore management, installation maintenance, and managing the volunteer program. Tracy brings experience from the visitor service departments of numerous other non-profit art institutions in NYC. She received her B.F.A from Ringling College of Art and Design in Sarasota, Florida.

    Kiersten Lukason, Head Installer

    As Head Installer, Kiersten oversees a crew of stalwart art handlers in the pursuit of opening night success. She works closely with the Exhibition and Program Manager, Operations Manager, and artists to make the art vision real as well as safe for everyone involved. Kiersten has a B.F.A. from New York University, and works concurrently as a freelance art handler in museums, galleries, and homes throughout the city.

    Moswen James, Bookkeeper