Board & Staff


    Carol Bove, Chair
    Sanford Biggers, President
    Helen Warwick, Vice Chair
    Eleanor Heyman Propp, Vice Chair
    Andreas Waldburg-Wolfegg, Treasurer
    Justin Beal, Secretary

    Nairy Baghramian
    Candy Barasch
    Eleanor Cayre
    Richard Chang
    Barbara Gundlach
    Leslie Hewitt
    Sean Lyons
    Adam McEwen
    Michael Quinn
    Samuel Ellis Scheinman

    Robert K.Elliott
    In memoriam

    Nairy Baghramian is a visual artist based in Berlin. She joined the Board in 2021.

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

    Justin Beal is an artist and writer, and teaches at Hunter College, New York. He joined the Board in 2023.

    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 and currently serves as Board President.

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

    Richard Chang is an international art collector and philanthropist who founded the Domus Collection, which supports international exhibitions, commissions, and artist residencies and was one of the first collections to open in Beijing. He joined the board in 2022.

    Eleanor Cayre is an art advisor, art collector, and philanthropist based in New York. She joined the board in 2013.

    Barbara Gundlach is an artist based in New York City and Berlin. She joined the board in 2019.

    Leslie Hewitt is a New York based artist working with photography, sculpture, and site-specific installations. She joined the board in 2020.

    Sean Lyons is the Global Lead for Capabilities at Accenture Song. He joined the Board in 2021

    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.

    Michael Quinn is a Partner at Eisenberg & Baum, New York. He joined the Board in 2023.

    Samuel Ellis Scheinman is a Co-Founder and Partner of DMCASTING, and is currently based between Paris and Milan.

    Andreas Waldburg-Wolfegg is a New York-based art patron, collector, philanthropist, and investment professional, and currently serves as Board Treasurer. He joined the board in 2022.

    Helen Warwick is the Principal of Helen Warwick Management, a New York-based strategic consultancy firm for cultural non-profit organizations. She joined the Board in 2023.


    Sohrab Mohebbi, Director

    Sohrab Mohebbi was appointed Director of SculptureCenter in 2022. He is also serving as the Kathe and Jim Patrinos Curator of the 58th Carnegie International, opening in September 2022. Mohebbi has also served as SculptureCenter’s Curator-at-Large (2020-21), and as Curator between 2018 and 2020. Before joining SculptureCenter in 2018, he was associate curator at REDCAT in Los Angeles and curatorial fellow at the Queens Museum. He is an advisor at the Rijksakademie in Amsterdam and has organized exhibitions and programs for the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN; High Desert Test Sites, Joshua Tree, CA; SALT, Istanbul; and the Center for Historical Reenactments, Johannesburg, South Africa. He received an MA from the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College and a BFA in photography from Tehran Art University. Mohebbi has organized solo exhibitions by Banu Cennetoğlu, Fiona Connor, Tishan Hsu, Hassan Khan, John Knight, and Falke Pisano, among others. His group exhibitions include Searching the Sky for Rain (2019), It is obvious from the map (2017; co-curated by Thomas Keenan) and Hotel Theory (2015; with Ruth Estévez), which received The Emily Hall Tremaine Exhibition Award in 2013. In 2012, he was the recipient of a grant from the Creative Capital | Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Program for his blog presencedocuments.

    Kyle Dancewicz, Deputy Director

    As Deputy Director, Kyle collaborates with the Director and Curatorial team to structure and manage the overall artistic program of SculptureCenter and to develop strategies to support all of SculptureCenter’s activities. Kyle joined SculptureCenter in 2016 and previously served as Interim Director (2020-22) and Director of Exhibitions and Programs. His recent projects at SculptureCenter include Henrike Naumann: Re-Education (2022), Lydia Ourahmane: Tassili (2022); Liz Larner: Don’t put it back like it was (organized with Mary Ceruti, Executive Director, Walker Art Center, MN)(2022), Niloufar Emamifar, SoiL Thornton, and an Oral History of Knobkerry (2021), Jesse Wine: Imperfect List (2020), In Practice: Total Disbelief (2020), ektor garcia: cadena perpetua (2019), and Matt Keegan: what was & what is (2019). Before working at SculptureCenter, Kyle managed Mad. Sq. Art, the public art program of Madison Square Park Conservancy, New York. Independently, he has worked with the lumber room in Portland, Oregon, and contributes writing to various exhibition catalogs and publications. He received a BA in art history from Harvard University and is pursuing an MA at Hunter College.

    Zina Reed, Director of Development

    As Director of Development, Zina works closely with the Director, Deputy Director and Board of Trustees to strengthen and grow SculptureCenter’s financial capacity in order to protect artistic risk-taking, ensure balanced budgets, and lay a foundation for long-term financial stability. Prior to joining SculptureCenter, Zina served as Senior Development Officer, Individual & Major Gifts at the Brooklyn Museum and has worked within the Development departments at Creative Time and the Museum of Modern Art. Zina received her B.A. in Art History from Temple University with a concentration in Contemporary art.

    Cheryl Chan, Institutional Giving & Board Relations Manager

    As the Institutional Giving & Board Relations Manager, Cheryl oversees foundation, government, and corporate grantmaking, and acts as a liaison to the Board. Prior to joining SculptureCenter, Cheryl worked within the Development department at the Madison Square Park Conservancy's Mad Sq. Art public art program, and has held fundraising, membership, and special event roles at several non-profit cultural institutions in New York.

    Christopher Aque, Exhibition & Program Manager

    As Exhibition and Program Manager, Chris oversees the production of artworks, publications, exhibitions, and other public programs. He has worked with artists in galleries and nonprofits for over a decade, most recently at the Artist's Institute. Chris is also an artist, and is represented by Regards, Chicago, and Sweetwater, Berlin.

    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.

    Danny Crump, Facilities and Office Manager

    As Facilities and Office Manager Danny is responsible for the care and maintenance of the former trolley repair shop, which is SculptureCenter’s primary exhibition space. He is also in charge of the day to day logistics which ensure smooth operation of the organization. Previously he worked in a number of art related not-for-profits in New York. Danny is a sculptor and holds a M.F.A. from Ohio University.

    Olivia Harrison, Visitor Services Coordinator

    As Visitor Services Coordinator, Olivia is responsible for the reception of visitors, training and managing the front facing staff, monitoring the gallery spaces, and bookstore transactions both on-site and online. Olivia brings experience from SFMOMA where she spent working on the frontline as the Supervisor of Visitor Engagement. She is a working artist living in Manhattan and holds a B.F.A. in Photography from the San Francisco Art Institute.

    Tucker Claxton, Visitor Engagement Representative

    As Visitor Engagement Representative, Tucker is responsible for the reception and engagement of visitors, sales transactions, and overseeing the gallery spaces. Tucker is a multi-media sculptor. From Kansas, they hold a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts in Ceramics and a B.S. in Art Education from Kansas State University. After undergrad, Tucker completed a two year residency at the Morean Center for Clay in St. Petersburg, Florida. Tucker currently resides in Brooklyn, New York.

    Drew Hannaoui, Visitor Engagement Representative

    As Visitor Engagement Representative, Drew is responsible for the reception and engagement of visitors, sales transactions, and overseeing the gallery spaces. Drew is a multimedia artist, specializing in electronic music and film. Drew currently resides in Brooklyn, New York.