Savannah Gorton (b. 1972, Santa Monica) is an American curator from New York, based in Copenhagen since 2014. Gorton received her MA in Curating Contemporary Art, Royal College of Art, London (2004) in partnership with Tate Modern. For over 25 years, she has curated, commissioned, and/or contributed to a diverse range of exhibitions, performances, public programs, artist books, publications, and limited editions.
Gorton trained at art non-profits including SITE Santa Fe Biennial, Whitechapel Gallery, and Creative Time, and has worked at The Kitchen, Printed Matter’s New York Art Book Fair (NYABF), and Lower Manhattan Cultural Council. Gorton currently is Co-Director and Curator at Forever & Today as well as Curator of Friends with Books: Art Book Fair Berlin.
In 2008, she co-founded the New York non-profit art commissioning organization Forever & Today with curator Ingrid Chu, featuring exhibitions and public programs at its Chinatown/Lower East Side storefront space. Forever & Today has also collaborated/partnered with Abrons Arts Center; ART2 International Platform on Contemporary Art, Cultural Services of the French Embassy, New York; Art Basel Miami Beach; Goethe-Institut New York; International Studio and Curatorial Program (ISCP); Leslie Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art; Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA); Performa Biennial; Printed Matter, Inc.; Participant Inc.; Swiss Institute, New York; among others. In 2018, Forever & Today became a nomadic curatorial office based between Copenhagen, Hong Kong, and New York.
Additionally, in 2014, Gorton co-founded the non-profit “kunstverein” Friends with Books: Art Book Fair Berlin, with editor and publisher Vanessa Adler. Hosted annually at Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart – Berlin, the festival features 200+ international artists and art publishers, with public programmes, performances, and art installations related to artists’ books.
Gorton’s curatorial endeavors have received critical coverage in Art Asia Pacific; Artforum; ARTINFO; Artnet; CNN; Die Ziet; Flash Art; frieze; Gallerist NY; Hyperallergic; Performa Magazine; The MIT Press; Modern Painters; New York Magazine; The New York Observer; The New York Times; Tagesspiegel; The Paris Review; Vogue; and Whitehot Magazine, among others.Read more