Commissioner and Curators

Paul C. Ha
Commissioner and Curator

Ha is the Director of the MIT List Visual Arts Center, and has more than 25 years of professional experience in art and museum administration, fundraising, curating, and teaching. Since joining the List in 2011, Ha has founded the exhibition program List Projects, which commissions emerging artists to create site-specific installations at the museum. As the inaugural Director of the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis from 2002 to 2011, he developed new programming that expanded the Museum’s audiences both locally and internationally, raised more than $40 million for the institution and established a $5-million endowment—the Museum’s first, and positioned CAM as a leader in the contemporary art field. Ha has curated and worked with over 100 artists in solo and group exhibitions, and many artists received their first major museum exhibitions under his leadership at the List Center and the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, as well as when he was Director at White Columns gallery in New York, and Deputy Director of Programs and External Affairs at Yale University Art Gallery.

Ute Meta Bauer

Bauer is a veteran curator of exhibitions and presentations on contemporary art, film, video, and sound, with a focus on transdisciplinary formats. She is the Director of the NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore, Nanyang Technological University, where she is also a professor in the School of Art, Media, and Design. She recently curated Theatrical Fields, commissioned by Bildmuseet Umeå, Sweden (2013-14), which includes various works by Joan Jonas and that is currently being shown at the CCA in Singapore. Bauer is a former MIT professor, having served as the Founding Director of the Program in Art, Culture, and Technology at MIT’s School of Architecture and Planning, and as Director of the MIT Visual Arts Program from 2005-2009. She was Co-Director of the World Biennial Forum No. 1 with Hou Hanru, Gwangju, Korea (2012); Artistic Director of the 3rd Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art (2004); and Co-Curator of Documenta 11 (2001–2002) on the team of Okwui Enwezor. She has edited numerous publications, most recently, World Biennale Forum No 1 – Shifting Gravity and AR – Artistic Research (both published in 2013).