Co-Director of Curatorial Programs & Curator of City-Wide Initiatives
For the past ten years Robert Blackson has served as the founding director of Temple Contemporary, a research and public program initiative whose signature projects include Symphony for a Broken Orchestra, Funeral for a Home, and reForm (with Pepón Osorio and the Fairhill community). Prior to initiating Temple Contemporary at Temple University’s Tyler School of Art and Architecture in Philadelphia, Blackson worked in the UK as curator of public programs at Nottingham Contemporary and the curator of BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Newcastle/Gateshead. His writings have appeared in numerous monographs and journals including Art Journal, Labyrint, and Cabinet. He is a graduate of Rhode Island School of Design and Bard College’s Center for Curatorial Studies. He currently serves on the board of Site Collective, Isle of Skye, Scotland.