Shamim M. Momin

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Shamim M. Momin

Shamim M. Momin is an American art director and curator of contemporary art.[1]

Creative work[edit]

Momin is head of the Los Angeles Nomadic Division, a non-profit art organization in Los Angeles, California. She is also an Adjunct Curator for the Whitney Museum of American Art where she co-curated the 2008 and 2004 Whitney Biennial exhibitions. Other projects include PavilioM. at the 53rd Venice Biennale (2009), a commissioned solo exhibition of video artist Alex Bag (2009) at the Whitney, a group exhibition entitled Nothingness and Being (2009) at Colección Jumex near Mexico City, and The Station, an independent group exhibition which took place in approximately 14,000 square feet (1,300 m2) of unoccupied raw space in a mid-town Miami development during Art Basel 2008.[2]

She has organized solo exhibitions of Terence Koh (2007), Mark Grotjahn (2006), Raymond Pettibon (2005–06), and Banks Violette (2005). As Branch Director and Curator of the former Whitney Museum at Altria, Momin was responsible for organizing exhibitions and commissioning new work by emerging artists for both solo and thematic presentations. Notable Altria projects have featured artists such as Andrea Zittel, Rob Fischer, Sue de Beer, Luis Gispert, Katie Grinnan, Mark Bradford, Dario Robleto, Ellen Harvey,[3] Do-Ho Suh, and E.V. Day.


Momin has also contributed to various art-related publications including Phaidon's 2007 exhibition-in-a-book Ice Cream,[4] as well as artist monographs for Alex Katz, Terence Koh, Barnaby Furnas, and Ellen Harvey. Momin also co-authored Whitney Museum of American Art at Altria: 25 Years with Whitney director Adam D. Weinberg. In 2007, Momin was Adjunct Professor of Contemporary Art in the Williams College Semester in New York program.[5] Her other curatorial projects include Six Impossible Things Before Breakfast: The Impossibility of Translation (2007), a curated book project with artist Olga Adelantado; No Ordinary Sanctity (2005), a group exhibition at the Deutsche Bank project space, Salzburg, as well as Will Boys be Boys?: Examining Adolescent Masculinity in Contemporary Art (2004–2007), which was organized in conjunction with Independent Curators International and traveled to six venues nationally.


  1. ^ Alex Hawgood, The Insider | Shamim M. Momin, The New York Times, April 23, 2008
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  3. ^ Ellen Harvey
  4. ^ "Ice Cream | Art | Phaidon Store". Retrieved 2013-04-23.
  5. ^ [1] Archived April 29, 2009, at the Wayback Machine