Diego Cortez


born, James Curtis, Illinois

M.F.A. (film, video, performance), School of the Art Institute of Chicago (studies w/ Philip Hitchcock, Stan Brakhage, Richard Teitelbaum, Anthony Braxton, Nam June Paik, Kenneth Anger)
adopts artist pseudonym (Diego Cortez)
moves to New York
studio in Fort Greene, Brooklyn (w/ Jimmy DeSana), NYC
studio assistant to Dennis Oppenheim, NYC
meets William S. Burroughs; attends Burroughs’ City College creative writing classes
film screening, American Avant-Garde Film Festival (Jonas Mekas), Elgin Theatre (now Joyce Theater), NYC

studio assistant to Vito Acconci, NYC
chief video technician (w/ Dr. Kenneth Schulman, Chairman, Department of Neurosurgery), Albert Einstein Medical Center, Bronx, NYC
security guard (began work 3 months after Tony Shafrazi defaced Picasso’s “Guernica”), MoMA, NYC
exhibition, Whitney Museum Downtown, NYC
lecturer, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
lecturer, Hunter College, NYC
lecturer, Harpur College, Binghamton, NY
guest of Alighiero Boetti (meets Francesco Clemente), Roma
visits Lucio Amelio, Napoli
contributor, Art-Rite, No. 6, Edited by Walter Robinson and Edit DeAk, NYC
summer residence in Capri (Casa Orlandi, 1974-81) (Villa Quattro Venti, 1982-96) (Casa La Solitaria, 1997-2004) (Villa Mafalda, Anacapri, 2005) (Villa Torre Della Guardia, Anacapri, 2006-2007)

principal actor, Aktion 50, Hermann Nitsch, Prinzendorf, Austria (meets Gioia Meller-Marcovicz, Harald Vogl)
performance, Artist’s Space, NYC (w/ Laurie Anderson), NYC
performance, The Kitchen, NYC (organized by Philip Glass), NYC
film screening, Anthology Film Archives, NYC
contributor, “Performance,” Art-Rite, No. 10, Edited by Walter Robinson and Edit DeAk, NYC
contributor, “Moved to 147 Spring Street, 3rd floor,” artists book published by artists dissociating themselves from the John Weber Gallery, NYC
studio in New York (w/ Jane Kaplowitz Rosenblum), NYC
lecturer, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn
contributor, Ear Magazine (Vol. 1, No. 6)
lecturer, Rutgers University, NJ
lecturer, Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia

film screening, Galeria Wspolczesna, Warsaw
lecture-performance, April Meeting (5th), Belgrade (meets Marina Abramović and Braco Dimitrijević)
guest of Christian Boltanski, Paris
performance, Whitney Museum, NYC
lecture-performance, “After Delacroix,” 10 Beach St., NYC
concept (for Martha Baer), creation of non-profit space for drawing exhibitions in Soho (The Drawing Center), NYC
film screening (Hospital Colors, 1975, Like A Job, 1974, Vienna, City of Song, 1976), Artists Space, NYC
recording, “Waves,” (artists’ sound works), w/ Laurie Anderson, Vito Acconci, etc.
founding member, Collaborative Projects (artists’ organization), NYC
lecturer, S.U.N.Y., Alfred, NY
contributor, “Moving 1977,” Hal Bromm Gallery, NYC
interview (w/ Liza Bear), “An Obvious Kind of Eyesore,” Avalanche Magazine (No. 13), NYC
performance (w/ Kathy Acker), Kitchen, NYC
artists’ reading (w/ Kathy Acker), ‘Live or Dead,’ Franklin Furnace, NYC
studio in Dusseldorf, Germany (w/ Katharina Sieverding & Klaus Mettig)
film screening, Musee du Cinema, Brussels (Jacques Ledoux)
article, cover image, SOFT NEED Journal # 9, NYC
group exhibition (Collaborative Projects), John Weber Gallery, NYC
exhibition (“Cataract: Red Reflex”), Studio Trisorio, Napoli
studio in Bologna, Italy
exhibition (‘SMEAR’), Konrad Fischer, Düsseldorf

organization, New Wave rock festivals: Bologna, Reggio Emilia, Rimini
studio in Munich, Germany (w/ Harald Vogl & Gioia Meller Marcovicz)
film screening, Munich Film Archives, Stadtmuseum, Munich (Enno Patalas)
“Special People Issue,” “File Goes to a Party with Diego Cortez,” FILE Magazine, Toronto
lecturer, Yale University
lecturer, U. of MA, Amherst
invited artist (w/ Katharina Sieverding), Image Bank Post Card Show, Vancouver
lecturer, U. of Kentucky
contributor, X Motion Picture Magazine (Dec. issue) (Collaborative Projects), NYC
subject of song “Time to Go,” Laurie Anderson; later re-released on “New Music for Electronic and Recorded Media: Women in Electronic Music,” 1997; again re-released on “Open Ends: Musical Exploration in New York 1960 to 2000,” MoMA, NYC
film screening (Poisoning and Smoker’s Nose Bleed), Hallwalls, Buffalo
lecturer, Center for Media Studies, Buffalo
performance, exhibition, Galerie E.P., East Berlin

co-editor (w/ Anya Phillips and Jimmy DeSana), ‘Punk ’Til You Puke’, FILE Magazine, Toronto
performance, film screening, Optica, Montreal
director, punk and new wave rock videos (Talking Heads, Blondie, Suicide, Nico, etc.), NYC
co-founder (w/ Steve Mass, Anya Phillips), Mudd Club, NYC
producer, “Schleyer’s Tires,” James White and the Blacks, Ze Records, NYC
director, “Grützi Elvis,” feature film w/ Anya Phillips, Vernon Presley; produced by Michael Zilkha, Michel Esteban (unreleased)
studio in Geneva, Switzerland (w/ Bertrand Theubet, Suisse TV Romande)
co-producer (w/ Brian Eno), soundtrack album, “Grützi Elvis,” Ze Records (unreleased), NYC
manager, various new wave rock groups (Beirut Slump, Policeband, etc.)
director (television), “Discussion with Hans Magnus Enzensberger,” Collaborative Projects
lecturer, Ecole Nationale Superiore Des Arts Visuals, Brussel
exhibition, Galerie Kubinski, Stuttgart
exhibition, “My Latin Heritage,” 10 Stanton St., NYC
contributor, X Motion Picture Magazine (Feb. and May issues) (Collaborative Projects), NYC
author, “Private Elvis” (additional texts by Duncan Smith), Fey Verlag, Stuttgart
author, “Cansearch Report No. 1” (unpublished), Tau-Ma (Mario Diacono), Bologna
art editor, Semiotext(e), Columbia University, NYC
studio w/ Sylvére Lotringer, NYC (until 1982)
contributor: DOMUS, Milano; KUNSTFORUM, Koln; FILE, Toronto; Art Rite, NYC

interview (w/ Arturo Schwarz), X Motion Picture Magazine, NYC
curator, “The Batman Show” (w/ Bob Kane, Ian Rusten, Larry Rivers, etc.), Collaborative Projects (Robin Winters studio), NYC
production advisor to Brian Eno (w/ Anya Phillips), “No New York,” Island Records, NYC
contributor, Punk Magazine, “Rock ‘n’ Roll High School” issue, NYC
exhibition, “Grützi Elvis,” 3 Mercer Street (Stefan Eins), NYC
organization (w/ Anya Phillips), X Magazine Benefit (Collaborative Projects), NYC
subject, “Jesus,” color and b/w film by Michel Auder, NYC
attends meetings at United Graffiti Artists, Harlem (w/ Edit deAk, Keith Haring, Fab 5 Freddy, etc.), NYC
assistant editor (w/ Sylvére Lotringer, Christian Marazzi) and art director, Autonomia – Post-Political Politics, Semiotext(e), Columbia University, NYC
organization, Semiotext(e) benefit for Autonomia – Post-Political Politics, guest DJ: Frank Zappa, Mudd Club, NYC
contributor, “Un Espace Parlé (1977-1979) / A Spoken Space (1977-1979),” Messageries Associés / Galerie Gaëtan, Genève

studio in Roma (w/ Massimo Audiello)
festivals coordinator, A.R.C.I., Roma
agent, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring, NYC
attends early DJ evenings at Disco Fever, South Bronx (w/ Edit deAk, Keith Haring, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Fab 5 Freddy, etc.), NYC
contributor, “Collective Consciousness: Art Performances in the Seventies,” Performing Arts Journal, NYC
contributor, The New York Spanner, (Dick Miller and Terise Slotkin, Editors), Aloes Books, NYC

(through present) — see Curated Exhibitions list
subject, video documentary, “New York/New Wave at P.S.1: The Armory Show of the 80s,” Paul Tschinkel, director, ART/new york, NYC
meets Henry Geldzahler, remain close friends throughout ’80s, NYC
symposium participant (w/ Julian Schnabel, Jenny Holzer, Barbara Kruger, Ingrid Sischy, etc.), School for Visual Arts, NYC

proposal by Madonna to be her manager (declined)
organization, representation of Jean-Michel Basquiat by Galerie Bruno Bischofberger, Zurich
organization (w/ Patti Astor), Jean-Michel Basquiat exhibition, Fun Gallery, NYC
performance (actor), directed by Taylor Mead (w/ Viva, Ultra Violet), Actor’s Studio, NYC

art advisor, Peter S. Brams collection, NJ & NYC
agent, McDermott & McGough, NYC

literary agent, Duncan Smith (author), NYC
lecturer, Yale University
exhibition, “Artistic Collaboration in the Twentieth Century” (w/ Lucio Pozzi), Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C.
contributor, DOMUS, Milano; FlashArt, Milano
panel moderator, FORUM ’84, Zurich Art Fair
adviser, board of directors, Fondazione Amelio, Napoli
lecturer, Vancouver Art Gallery, Canada
lecturer, A.R.C.O., Madrid

advisor, Massimo Audiello Gallery, NYC
contributor, “ABC No Rio Dinero: The Story of a Lower East Side Art Gallery,” Edited by Alan Moore, Lucy Lippard, et. al., NYC
author, Milan Kunc: Romantic Landscapes, Pat Hearn Gallery, NYC; Milan Kunc: Neue Ikonen, Galerie Monika Sprüth, Köln
advisor, Eli and Edye Broad Foundation, Santa Monica, CA

art advisor, Gerald and Sandra Fineberg collection, Boston and Palm Beach
agent, introduction of William S. Burroughs to Jorge Herralde (Editorial Anagrama, Burroughs’ future spanish-language publisher), Barcelona
author (w/ John Beardsley), “Sam Doyle,” exhibition brochure, Pat Hearn Gallery, NYC

consultant (preservation/use of Quartel de Carmen, Atarazanas), Ayuntamiento de Sevilla (Ministerio de Urbanismo), Junta de Andalucia, Spain
proposal by Gagosian Gallery to be Director, 136 Wooster Street, NYC (declined)
concept, “Keith Haring at the Pinnacle: a Mural Project for the Chicago Public Schools and the Museum of Contemporary Art” (world’s largest artist mural), through 1989, when mural was realized by public school students w/ Haring, Chicago

art advisor, Frederik Roos collection, Malmo, Stockholm, Sweden
death of Jean-Michel Basquiat
contributor, “Gilbert & George: The 1988 Pictures,” Galerie Ascan Crone, Hamburg
purchase, Casa Bahr, San Germán, PR

consultant (authentication), Christie’s, NYC
consultant (authentication), Sotheby’s, NYC
restoration, adaptation (architect: Richard Gluckman), Casa Bahr, San Germán, PR
advisor, Estate of Jean-Michel Basquiat (Gerard Basquiat, Michael Stout), NYC

art advisor, Luisella Rossi collection, Torino, Milano
karaoke performance (“I Want Your Sex”), w/ Anita Sarko, MTV, NYC

inauguration, Fundación San Germán, Casa Bahr, San Germán, PR (through 1993)
consultant, Phoebe Hobin, author, Jean-Michel Basquiat biography, NYC

art advisor, Steven Mindich collection (Boston Phoenix), Boston
subject, documentary, Fundación San Germán, “The Nineties,” P.B.S.
fundraiser, co-curator, amfAR International (w/ Chaka Khan), NYC, Venezia
adviser re: cessation of Estate sales, Estate of Jean-Michel Basquiat (w/ Gerard Basquiat), NYC

art advisor, Michael and Joan Salke collection, Scottsdale, AZ & West Stockbridge, MA
lecturer (“Jean-Michel Basquiat” exhibition), Des Moines Art Center, Iowa
contributor, “Dan Asher: Guestarbeiter on the Planet,” Galerie Aurel Scheibler, Köln
organization (w/ Arto Lindsay), Robert Mapplethorpe Gallery dedication (w/ Lou Reed), Guggenheim Museum, NYC
organization, Tricia Brown Dance Company benefit, NYC
founding member, Estate of Jean-Michel Basquiat Authentication Committee (w/ Gerard Basquiat, Nora Fitzpatrick & others)
reading, “Letter to Collins & Milazzo” by Duncan Smith, Fez, NYC
closing (exhibition program), Fundación San Germán, San Germán, PR

art advisor, Robert and Esta Epstein collection, Boston
co-organizer, Gregory Corso reading, Pat Hearn Gallery, NYC
death of Henry Geldzahler, NYC
death of Lucio Amelio, Napoli

author, “David Salle—Early Product Paintings,” Gagosian Gallery, NYC
creative producer, art director, “O Corpo Sutil,” (Arto Lindsay), For Life Records, Tokyo
art director, “Aggregates 1-26,” Arto Lindsay Trio, Knitting Factory Records, NYC
fundraiser, contemporary art curator, Tibet House, NYC
curator, advisor, Estate of Lucio Amelio and Fondazione Amelio, Napoli
consultant, “Basquiat,” feature film, script treatment by Michael Holman, directed by Julian Schnabel, NYC

advisor, Fundação Mestre Didi, Salvador, Brazil
creative producer, art director, “Mundo Civilizado” (Arto Lindsay), For Life Records, Tokyo
art director, “Sol Na Cara,” Vinicius Cantuária, For Life Records, Tokyo
author, “Andrei Roiter: Friends,” Galleria Lucio Amelio, Napoli
fundraiser, board member, PrettyUglyDanceCompany (Amanda Miller), Amsterdam, Freiburg and NYC
contributing author, “Jean-Michel Basquiat,” Galerie Enrico Navarra, Paris
contributing author, “Paul D. Miller: Death in Light of the Phonograph,” Annina Nosei Gallery, NYC
consultant (fundraising, gallery design), Tibet House, NYC
advisor (permanent collection), Whitney Museum of American Art, NYC

creative producer, art director, “Noon Chill” (Arto Lindsay), For Life Records, Tokyo
author, “Him” (Shirin Neshat), Annina Nosei Gallery, NYC
organizer, lecture, “Tsuba Forest” by Philip Taaffe, M.F.A., Boston
art director, “Amor Brasileiro,” Vinicius Cantuária, For Life Records, Tokyo
co-advisor (w/ Mariko Ito), Andy Warhol Museum (unrealized), Japan

art advisor, Como Group, Como & Milano
partner (w/ Kathy Hudson), Partobject Gallery, Carrboro (Chapel Hill), NC
studio, Dauphine St., New Orleans
advisor, art donations (Gerald S. Fineberg) to Rose Art Museum, Waltham, MA and MFA, Boston (including “Ragazzo Padre” by Julian Schnabel to MFA, Boston)
donation “Scarred for Life I,” by Tracey Moffatt (to MFA., Boston)
donation, works by Starn Twins, St. Clair Cemin (to Rose Art Museum, Waltham, MA)
closing, Casa Bahr, San Germán, PR

art director, “Tucumã,” Vinicius Cantuária, Verve Records, NYC
advisor, Allison Salke Collection, Newton, MA
art adviser, Salke Family Trust, Newton, MA
project producer & art director, “Why Compare” (Greatest Hits) (Arto Lindsay), Bar None Records, N.Y.C.
organization, lecture by Collier Schorr, Center for International Studies, Duke University
creative producer, art director (Matthew Barney, artist), “Prize,” Arto Lindsay, Righteous Babe Records, NY
art director, “Madman of God,” Sussan Deyhim, Crammed Records, Brussels
purchase, “Unfinished Dissertation” (130 photo collage works by Ukraine photographer, Boris Mikhailov), Salke Family Trust, Boston
organization, “Phyllis Galembo” Center for International Studies, Duke University, NC

donation “Scarred for Life II,” by Tracey Moffatt (to MFA, Boston)
release, “stuzzicadenti,” produced by Paul D. Miller a.k.a. DJ Spooky That Subliminal Kid; executive producers: Justin Leitstein & Steve Cohen; Bar/None Records, NJ
art director, “ecomixes,” Arto Lindsay (3 vinyl & 1 cd ‘remixes’ release), Avex Trax, Tokyo
author, “Harry Kipper AUTOPORTRAITS” (additional text by Achille Bonito Oliva), Emilio Mazzoli, Modena
organization (w/ Justin Leitstein), concert, Anti Pop Consortium, Club Europa 92, Modena
editor, “Transitions and Exits” by Ari Marcopoulos (interview by Louise Neri), Powerhouse Books, NYC
lecturer, Foundation Course, Architectural Association, London (w/ Valentin Bontjes van Beek), NYC

consultant (publicity) (Brian Eno, artist) (w/ Miki Higasa), Comme des Garçons, NYC
organization, lecture, “Ari Marcopoulos,” Center for International Studies, Duke University, NC
article, Art & Auction, “America’s Top 100 Collectors” (features Joan & Michael Salke Collection, Naples, FL)
purchase, “Cambridge Album” (100 photo collage works by Ukraine photographer, Boris Mikhailov), Nancy and Rod Gould, MA
founding board member & fundraiser (w/ Keith Sonnier, Anne Livet, William Fagaly, Dave Hickey, etc.), Sac-o-Lait Foundation, Mamou, LA
contributing composer, “Unspeakable Home,” Amanda Miller, choreographer, Ballett Freiburg
sale, “Durham” (silver print photographs by Wendy Ewald), John Hope Franklin Center, Duke University, NC
closing, Partobject Gallery, Carrboro, NC
sale, “Early Works” (20 photographs by Gregory Crewdson), Emilio Mazzoli Gallery, Modena

visiting curator, John Hope Franklin Center, Duke University, Durham, NC
article, Art News, “Top 100 International Collectors” (features Gerald and Sandra Fineberg Collection, Boston and Palm Beach)
lecturer, First Year Course, Architectural Association, London, NYC (w/ Valentin Bontjes van Beek), NYC
author, “Gregory Crewdson: Early Works” (text also by Achille Bonito Oliva), Emilio Mazzoli, Modena
organization, lecture, “Paul D. Miller,” John Hope Franklin Center , Duke University, NC
member, advisory board, New Orleans Museum of Art
loan of “Ana” (1964) and “Selbstemalung II” (1965) by Gunter Brus to Palm Beach Institute of Contemporary Art, FL
art advisor, Nancy and Rodney Gould, Waban, MA
art director, creative producer, “INVOKE,” Arto Lindsay, Avex Trax, Tokyo; Righteous Babe, U.S.A., Europe
reunion dinner (for Sylvére Lotringer, Christian Marazzi), Honmura-an, NYC

adviser, Gerald and Sandra Fineberg, Palm Beach (architectural commission of new home, to be designed by Shigeru Ban)
donation, photographs by Philip-Lorca diCorcia (“Vittorio”), Nick Wapplington (“The Wedding”) and Nicholas Nixon (“Couple”) (to New Orleans Museum of Art)
award ceremony, honoring $2-1/2 million gift to Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, by Gerald and Sandra Fineberg, Palm Beach, FL
death of Jean Claire Curtis, mother
radio broadcast (tribute to Jean Claire Curtis), W.X.Y.C., UNC Chapel Hill, NC
contributor, Ecstatic Peace Poetry Journal # 6 (Punk Issue), Thurston Moore and Byron Coley, Editors, NYC
host, Armory Show cocktail for visiting Japanese gallerists (photo documented by Mike Nogami), NYC
host, first board meeting of Sac-O-Lait Foundation (foundation for artist Keith Sonnier), Mamou, LA, NYC
donation “Grande Arazzi,” 1982, by Alighiero Boetti to Tibet House, N.Y.C. (to benefit Menla Foundation, Phoenicia, NY)
adviser, trade of Horch Collection of Tibetan Art, Brandeis University to Tibet House’s Repatriation Collection, NYC (in exchange for a donated Richard Prince work)
honors and audience with the Dalai Lama (re: Horch Collection trade with Tibet House), Mark Hotel, NYC
organization (w/ Kathy Hudson), lecture, “Margarita and Viktor Tupitsyn,” John Hope Franklin Center, Duke University, Durham, NC
adviser, Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA (architectural commission of new building) (Shigeru Ban, architect)
best man, wedding of Johnny Dynell and Chi Chi Valenti, French Quarter Wedding Chapel, New Orleans
adviser (w/ Livet Reichard, Inc.), Tibet House benefit auction, Christie’s, NYC
co-producer (w/ Michael and Joan Salke, Allison Salke, Salke Family Trust), “Ho!Ho!Ho! Merry Christmas-Battle of Easel Point” (Memorial Project Okinawa) by Jun Nguyen-Hatsushiba, MACRO, Roma (premiere) and Mori Art Museum, Tokyo
organization, museum loans, Bernd and Hilla Becher, Kunsthalle Düsseldorf (retrospective); Hiroshi Sugimoto, Museo di Capodimonte, Napoli

art director (Kara Walker, artist), creative producer, “Salt,” Arto Lindsay, Righteous Babe, U.S. & Europe, Avex Trax, Japan
organization, art loans, “Boris Mikhailov Unfinished Dissertation,” Institut de Cultura, Barcelona; Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw
art agent, Devendra Banhart, NYC
organization, art loan, “Phyllis Galembo,” Mead Art Museum, Amherst, MA
consultant, “East Village” exhibition, New Museum, NYC
studio, High Falls, NY
organization, art loan, “Yayoi Kusama. Arbeiten aus den Jahren 1949 bis 2003,” Kunstvereign Braunchweig
organization, art loan, “Boris Mikhailov Cambridge Album & Unfinished Dissertation,” ICA, Boston
musical adviser w/ Richard Prince, producer, “This is a Free Concert” (unrealized), Rennsslaerville, NY
organization, photography benefit for Tibet House, Christie’s, NYC
member, advisory board, The Wooster Group, NYC
organization (w/ Kathy Hudson), 3rd year Closing Reunion, Partobject Gallery, Carolina Inn, Chapel Hill, NC
inauguration, “Terrae Motus,” Reggia di Caserta, Caserta
executive producer, music video, “Melody” (Blonde Redhead, 4ad Records); director: Slater Bradley, NYC
sale, Maurizio Cattelan “Untitled,” 2001, Christie’s, NYC
organization, lecture, “Christopher Williams,” John Hope Franklin Center, Duke University, Durham, NC

studio, office, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo
consultant to Barbara London, “Anime!!,” MoMA, NYC
proposal (by Jeffrey Deitch) to be ‘judge/curator’ on reality TV show “Artstar” (declined), NYC
organization (w/ Valentin Bontjes von Beek), “De Lama Lamina,” discussion and European premiere screening of Bahia film by Matthew Barney w/ introduction by Arto Lindsay, The Architectural Association, London
editor, “The Piracy of Art” by Sylvére Lotringer (introduction to Jean Baudrillard’s “The Piracy of Art,” Semiotext(e), NYC
co-chair (w/ Alba Clemente, Daniel Wolf), benefit exhibition for Drug Policy Alliance, Cheim & Read Gallery, NYC
organization, musical program (HPrizm/High Priest, Sean Lennon), benefit exhibition for Drug Policy Alliance, Cheim & Read Gallery, NYC
design award, exhibition catalogue: “Francesco Clemente: Tandoori Satori and Commonplace,” New England Museum Association
design award, exhibition catalogue: “Francesco Clemente: Tandoori Satori and Commonplace,” American Association of Museums
art adviser, Michael and Nina Zilkha Collection, Houston, TX
organization, loan, “Hiroshi Sugimoto” (retrospective), Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Hirshhorn Museum, Washington, D.C., Fort Worth Museum of Modern Art, TX
organization, loan, “Open Book” (Robert Frank “The Americans”), International Center of Photography, NYC and other venues
fundraising, The Wooster Group (2005-06 budget) (sale of donated photo work by Richard Prince) related to “Hamlet” promotional photography by Richard Prince, NYC
contributing author (“...Out=Public; About=Conceptual”), “Out and About” by Ari Marcopoulos, Alleged Press, L.A. and Damiani Editore, Bologna
damage to New Orleans studio (Hurricanes Katrina, Rita), New Orleans
temporary archive, Yellow Pocahontas Mardi Gras Indians costumes (Darryl Montana), New Orleans
opening of Identity Books (w/ Kathy Hudson), Chapel Hill, NC
organization, “The Parallax of Evil: Domination and Hegemony,” a lecture/dialogue with Sylvére Lotringer and Jean Baudrillard, Tishman Auditorium, The New School for Social Research, NYC
contributing author (“...B-mouvement”), “Maripolarama” by Maripol, Powerhouse Books, NYC
art director, “Silva,” Vinicius Cantuária, Hannibal Records, London
contribution to film soundtrack, “Seamless,” by Douglas Keeve, NYC
agent (photography), Jean Baudrillard, Paris & NYC
death of Allan Robert Curtis, father

art adviser, Benjamin Chan, NJ
art director, “Everything,” Micah Gaugh, Accidental Records, London
subject, interview w/ Adam Lindemann, “Collecting Contemporary,” Taschen, Kôln (publication preview at ART BASEL)
studio, Villa Torre della Guardi, Anacapri
organization, concert, Eliza Douglas, Modena
fire, New Orleans studio
art adviser, Steel Partners, Inc., NYC
sound workshops, w/ Radio Banfi, Villa Torre Della Guardia, Anacapri w/ Ema Bonifacic and Ottilie Grace, Architectural Association, London
launch of radioanacapri.com in association w/ radio banfi (Architectural Association, London)
article, “Is the Object Sacred?,” Art Asia Pacific (Andrew Maerkle, editor), NYC
sale of Richard Prince “My Parents (Damaged),” 1994, Sotheby’s, NYC
organization, Devendra Banhart exhibition and concert, Deitch Projects, Art Basel Miami Beach, FL

panel discussion, “On Reading (Wendy Ewald),” w/ Philip Brookman and Eric Gottesman, John Hope Franklin Center, Duke University, NC
inauguration, Archivio Luigi Nono, Venezia
co-author, Jean-Michel Basquiat: 1981, “The Studio of the Street,” Charta, Milano
member, board of trustees, PROSPECT.1, New Orleans
donation, “Daughter of Art History (Princess B),” 1990 by Yasumasa Morimura (to New Orleans Museum of Art)
lecture, “80s Graffiti Nexus,” Guggenheim International Director’s Council (Lisa Dennison), NYC
interview, “Future Into Futures” (w/ Mike Sperlinger, Whitney Independent Study Program), “The Price of Everything,” Yale University Press
drawing collaboration w/ Anne Bean (‘Physicalized’ Conversation), Seaport District Cultural Association Performance & Exhibition Space, NYC
art advisor, Lewis Nerman, Kansas City
advisor, representation of Yayoi Kusama by Gagosian Gallery, NYC
“Dialogue with Robert Thurman and Annamaria Palermo” (comparative Chinese-Tibetan cultures), Napoli, Art Asia Pacific (unpublished)
Freeman Family Curator of Photography, New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans
studio, Gentilly, New Orleans
organization, donation by Peter Nadin and Anne Kennedy: Richard Prince, “Three Men Looking to Left,” 1978, to New Orleans Museum of Art
donation by Diego Cortez: 250 photographs from personal collection (Philip-Lorca diCorcia, Nan Goldin, Collier Schorr, Seydou Keita, Pierre Verger, Jean Baudrillard, Nobuyoshi Araki, Daido Moriyama, Slater Bradley, Wolfgang Tillmans, Mika Ninagawa, Catherine Opie, Helen Van Meene, Chiho Aoshima, Enlightenment, John Waters, Boris Mikhailov, Ben Vautier, Maurizio Cattelan, Larry Clark, Wendy Ewald, Cindy Sherman, Phyllis Galembo, Gregory Crewdson, Danny Lyons, Malick Sidibe, etc.), to New Orleans Museum of Art
reissue (hard cover): “Autonomia — Post-Political Politics” (originally published in 1979 by Semiotext(e), Columbia University), M.I.T. Press, Cambridge, MA
marriage of Anne Livet to Johnny Langdon, Fort Worth, TX
visit, Michael and Nina Zilkha Collection, Houston, TX
release, “Radio Anacapri: Field Recordings, Volume 1” (aair.fm/), AA Independent Radio, Architectural Association School of Architecture, London
visit, Arto Lindsay, Salvador, Brazil

organization, lecture/recital (cancelled), Nuria Schoenberg Nono and Stefan Litwin, Nasher Museum of Art, Duke University, NC
co-author, “Ari Marcopoulos: Architectures” (2nd edition with wall texts), New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans
member, board of trustees, Kirsha Kaechele Projects, New Orleans
CD liner notes, “Nicole Reynaud: Couleurs,” Astarté Productions
subject of article, “A Maverick At NOMA” by Doug McCash, Times-Picayune, New Orleans
subject, contributor, “No Wave: Post-Punk. Underground. New York 1976-1980,” by Thurston Moore and Byron Coley, Abrams Image, NYC
contributor, Downtown Timeline Project, Ward Shelley, BOMB Magazine, NYC
studio, Chapel Hill, NC
subject, article, “Vandalism or Art?,” Times-Picayune, New Orleans
organization, dialogue w/ Dash Shaw and Gary Panter, John Hope Franklin Center, Duke University, NC
studio, Harlem
panel discussion (w/ Charles Renfro, etc.), “Peter Nadin: The Art of Resistance,” New Museum, NYC
Prospect. 1 luncheon talk (w/ Laura Hoptman), New Museum Patrons Group, Galatoire’s, New Orleans
music curator, “The Ritual Feast On The Day Of The Dead,” KKProjects, New Orleans
organization, dialogue w/ Martin von Haselberg aka Harry Kipper and David Ross, John Hope Franklin Center, Duke University, Durham, NC
curator, Luciano Benetton Collection, Treviso

subject of article, “Photography and Depression,” The New Physician (American Medical Student Association), Virginia
studio, Venezia
article, “Photography and Depression,” Arts Quarterly, Volume XXXI, Issue 1, New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans
author, liner notes, “Out of Noise” by Ryuichi Sakamoto, Commons (Avex Group), Tokyo
lecture, workshops, “An Alternative Art Collection,” Fabrica, Treviso
organization, lecture by Arto Lindsay (“Tropicalism: Good Taste, Bad Taste and a Dictatorship”), Fabrica, Treviso
lecture, “Developing Benetton’s Alternative Art Collection and Museum with Fabrica,” Professional Seminar (Professor elin o’Hara slavick), Hanes Art Center, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC
lecture/reading, “Museologies,” Center for International Studies (Globalization and the Artist), John Hope Franklin Center, Duke University, NC
interview, “Philip Taaffe: An Open Sea,” Interview Magazine, NYC
organization, performance/talk by Ned Sublette, New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans
subject, documentary film, “Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child” by Tamra Davis, Art Basel Miami Beach

music curator, KKProjects, New Orleans, LA
art adviser, Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Overland Park, KS
consultant to Dieter Buchhart, curator, Jean-Michel Basquiat retrospective, Fondation Beyeler, Basel
screening, documentary film, “Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child” by Tamra Davis, Sundance 2010; U.S. premiere documentary film, “Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child” by Tamra Davis, MoMA, NYC
contributor (w/ Dieter Buchhart, Glenn O’Brien, et al), Street and Studio: From Basquiat to Seripop, Verlag Für Moderne Kunst & Taschenbuch, Germany
interview, “Jean-Michel Basquiat” (w/ Ute Thon, Editor), Art Magazine, Hamburg
lecture, “On Photography,” Renaissance Academy, Naples, FL
organization, lecture by Barbara London, John Hope Franklin Center, Duke University, NC
music curator, “Do You Want Gold,” benefit for KKProjects (Kirsha Kaechele), Honey Space, NYC
organization, lecture, “On Photography” by Patti Smith, New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans
installation, Michael & Joan Salke Collection, West Stockbridge, MA
art adviser, Carl & Shirley Schwartz, Aventura, FL
agent, Bruce Davenport Jr., New Orleans & NYC
organization, lecture by Richard Misrach, New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans, LA
curator, partner, AS IF Gallery, Harlem, NYC
art adviser, Paul & Estelle Berg, Providence & Miami
author, “Lose My Number” by iO Tillett Wright, Pau Wau Publications, Brooklyn
author, liner notes, “Playing The Piano,” by Ryuichi Sakamoto, Decca, NYC
organization (with Elin o’Hara Slavick), lecture by Bernard Faucon, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC

organization, lecture by Hank Willis Thomas (introduction by Richard J. Powell), Franklin Humanities Institute, Duke University, NC
art adviser, Beth Marcus, Wellesley, MA
organization, dialogue with Bruce Davenport Jr. and Mark Anthony Neal, “Left of Black,” John Hope Franklin Center, Duke University, NC
organization (w/ Bonnie Donahue), lecture by Patti Smith, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
interview (for book by Tim Lawrence), “New York City club culture of the late 70s and early 80s,” NYC
organization, Arto Lindsay concert, AS IF, NYC
studios, Williamsburg, NYC and Chapel Hill, NC
agent, Bianca Casady & Sierra Casady
contributor, Punk Magazine, “The Best of Punk Magazine,” HarperCollins IT Books, NYC
art adviser, Ronni Casty, Brookline, MA
guest lecture, “Curating And How To Do It” (elin Slavick o’Hara’s class), Hanes Art Center, U.N.C., Chapel Hill, NC
actor (Father) in film by Michael Almereyda, an adaptation of “The Man Who Came Out Only At Night” by Italo Calvino, NYC

organization (w/ Valentin Bontjes van Beek), lecture by Brian Eno (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XIVfwDJ-kDk&t=861s), Architectural Association, London, UK
subject, documentary film on the art market, directed by Malcolm Hearn, NYC
subject, documentary film & book, “A Beautiful Ruin: The Rebirth of New York City, 1975-1986,” by Stephen Zacks, Princeton Architectural Press/Inventory Books, NYC
organization (w/ Ryu Takahashi), NYC tour: Arto Lindsay (The Stone w/ Ryuichi Sakamoto & Otomo Yoshihide; Artists Space w/ Alan Vega; Pete’s Candy Store, Brooklyn), NYC
Laudation remarks on Alan Vega (w/ Arto Lindsay), Annual Friends of Artists Space Dinner, Artists Space, NYC
subject, documentary film on Bianca Casady’s “Daisy Chain” exhibition at Cheim & Read Gallery by Thibaut Estellon, NYC
interview with Shigeo Goto, Art Collector’s Magazine, Tokyo
interview with Yoko Omine, Little More, Tokyo
interview with Naoki Owen Kotaka, Eyescream, Tokyo
organization (w/ Ryu Takahashi, Neo Sora), fall US tour of Oorutaichi, Japan Society, NYC, Public Assembly, Williamsburg, NYC and Wesleyan University, CT
organization (w/ Ryu Takahashi), Renegade Sandy Relief concert (w/ Oorutaichi, Devendra Banhart, Miho Hatori, etc.), Public Assembly, Williamsburg, NYC

member, advisory group, Particle, Inc. (Nick Dangerfield, CEO), NYC
art director, “Here Comes Now,” Stephon Alexander & Rioux, A & R Records, NYC
art advisor, Samuel Schwartz, Las Vegas
interview, “Future Curation,” BIJUTSU TECHO Contemporary Art Magazine, Tokyo
introduction, “Arto Lindsay @ Pete’s Candy Store” (w/ photographs by Ports Bishop, Periscope, NYC
subject, documentary (Maripol, director), “Keith Haring – The Message,” for Musée d’Art Moderne, Paris
organization (w/ Laurie Anderson, David Byrne, Michael Stipe), Spring Gala Benefit for The Kitchen to honor Brian Eno, Capitale, NYC
studio, Sharon, CT
video interview for Benetton Collection “ORGANIX” exhibition (3D Produzioni, MIlano), Palazzo Querini Stampalia, Venezia
death of Gerard Basquiat, NYC
visiting lecturer, “Art Practice” class (Robin Winters), summer graduate program, SVA, NYC
actor, role of Frenchman, film version of Cymbeline by William Shakespeare (with Ethan Hawke, Penn Badgley, James Ransone, etc.); Michael Almereyda, Director; Anthony Katagas, Andy Fierberg, Michael Benaroya, Ben Sachs, Producers; Benaroya Pictures & International Film Trust, NYC (premiere: Venice Film Festival, 2014)
donation of 107 additional photographs to New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA) photography collection (Jimmy DeSana, Danny Lyon, Malick Sidibé, David Byrne, Ari Marcopoulos, etc.), Russell Lord, curator, New Orleans, LA
subject, “Diego Cortez,” video by Zbigniew Bzymek, Wooster Group web site (September 9, 2013), NYC
interview (w/ Mateus Lages), U+MAG, Brazil & Paris
official selection, “The Man Who Only Came Out At Night” by Michael Almereyda (actor, role of Father), 51st New York Film Festival, Lincoln Center, NYC
album release, “Traumdeutung,” playbutton edition (limited edition of 500), Parte Co., NYC
album release, “Traumdeutung,” vinyl edition (limited edition of 300), Parte Co., NYC (distribution by Forced Exposure, Boston)
author, “Jean-Michel Basquiat: Untitled (Head of Madman), 1982” (Introduction by Robert Manley), Christie’s Post-War and Contemporary Art, NYC
relocation of Identity Books to Graham, NC

panel discussion (w/ Steven Maklansky, Tina Freeman, John Bullard, Nancy Barrett and Ronald Todd; Russell Lord, moderator), “Building NOMA’s Photography Collection,” New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans, LA
subject, feature documentary film, “Soho,” Paul Tschinkel, director, NYC
benefit committee, Friends In Deed’s 2014 Photographers For Friends Benefit and Auction (Andy Cohen, Anderson Cooper, co-chairs), NYC
subject, feature documentary film, “Peggy Guggenheim: Art of This Century,” Lisa Vreeland, director, Maya Hoffman, producer, NYC
art director, “Encyclopedia of Arto,” Arto Lindsay, Ponderosa Records, Milano, Northern Spy Records, NYC
art director, “Cangaceiro,” Micah Gaugh, NYC
co-author, “Landon Metz West Street Studio,” Libraryman, Stockholm
third donation of 100 photographs (Danny Lyons, Enlightenment, Malick Sidibé, Jimmy DeSana, etc.) to the New Orleans Museum of Art, Russell Lord, Curator
death of Digne Meller-Marcovic, Berlin
film actor, role of Percy, Experimenter by Michael Almereyda (with Peter Sarsgaard, Winona Ryder, John Leguizamo, Anton Yelchin, etc.); Michael Almereyda, director, NYC
subject, feature documentary film on Jean-Michel Basquiat, directed by Sara Driver, NYC
subject, promotional video by Adam Wissing, Tipjar, NYC
organization (w/ elin o’Hara slavick), lecture by John Isiah Walton, University of North Carolina, Art Department, Chapel Hill, NC
advisor, Bruce Davenport Jr. & Louis B. James Gallery, Outsider Art Fair, Paris

guest curator (4 exhibitions by African-American artists: Purvis Young, Welmon Sharlhorne, John Isiah Walton, Bruce Davenport Jr.), P339 Gallery (w/ Samer Ghadry), Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NYC
relocation of studio from Brooklyn to Chapel Hill, NC
contributor, “Life and Death of the New York Dance Floor,” by Tim Lawrence, Duke University Press, Durham
co-author (w/ Beck, Antony Hegarty & Jeffrey Deitch), “Devendra Banhart: I Left My Noodle On Ramen Street,” Conversation with Adam Green, Prestel Verlag, Munich, London and NYC
subject in “Louisiana Cereal,” photo series by Blake Boyd, Boyd Satellite Gallery and New Orleans Advocate, New Orleans
curatorial advisor, “Maps of the World,” Luciano Benetton Collection, Fondazione Cini, Isola di San Giorgio Maggiore, Venezia
participating artist, group show: “40–The Anniversary Exhibition,” Hal Bromm Gallery, NYC
premiere, Experimenter by Michael Almereyda, New York Film Festival, NYC
author, “Anya Phillips: BLACK & WHITE (Photographs of James Chance),” VACANT, Tokyo

concert organization (w/ Matt Arnett, Lauren Feilich & Jason Doty), “Lonnie Holley w/ Marshall Ruffin,” Duke Coffeehouse, Duke University, Durham, NC
organization (w/ Jacquelyn Serwer), donation of Iona Rozeal Brown painting (SWANstudy #2, 2012) from the collection of Carl & Shirley Schwartz, Miami, to the National Museum of African American History and Culture, Washington, DC
organization, donation of Boris Mikhailov “Cambridge Album” from the collection of Nancy & Rod Gould, Boston, MA, to the Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA), Boston
USA curator, Luciano Benetton’s Imago Mundi Collection (Australia, Afghanistan, Chile, China, Egypt, Iran, Italy, Japan, Syria, Tibet, South Africa, Tunisia, USA), Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NYC
donation of Brian Eno sound sculpture, “Untitled (Japanese Frogs),” 1994, and Brian Eno drawing “Untitled (Self-Portrait), August 9, 1985” (w/ Michael Zilkha) to The Menil Collection, Houston
advisor, Music Maker Relief Foundation, Hillsborough, NC

lecturer, Richard J. Powell’s seminar “Outsiders & Insiders,” Department of Art, Art History & Visual Studies, Duke University, Durham, NC
closing, Identity Books, Graham, NC
partial sale of personal art library to Leadapron, Los Angeles, CA
studio, Saxapahaw, NC
death of Glenn O’Brien, NYC
advisor, donation of 5 Mestre Didi works from the Michael and Joan Salke Collection to MFA Boston
death of Barkley Hendricks, CT
advisor, donation of photo works by Hank Willis Thomas, Enlightenment and Zwelethu Mthethwa from the Carl & Shirley Schwartz Collection to New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA)
partial sale of personal archives to Glenn Horowitz, NYC (sold to Carl A. Kroch Library, Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY)
acquisition of “New York/New Wave” archive (1879-81), MoMA, NYC
death of Edit deAk, NYC
3rd donation of art (83 works) to New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA), New Orleans, LA
death of Annamaria Palermo, Napoli
interview w/ Thierry Somers, “Diego Cortez on Jean-Michel Basquiat,” 200% Magazine (December 17, 2017), San Francisco
consultant (to Eleanor Nairne, curator), “Basquiat: Boom For Real,” Barbican Centre, London
press & film interviews, “Basquiat: Boom For Real,” Barbican Centre, London
premiere, Sara Driver’s “Boom for Real: The Late Teenage Years Of Jean-Michel Basquiat,” New York Film Festival, NYC
guest lectures, “Conceptual Photography I & II” (elin slavick o’Hara’s class), Hanes Art Center, U.N.C., Chapel Hill, NC

organization (w/ Valentin Bontjes van Beek), “Thinking Back and Ahead,” lecture by Brian Eno, Architectural Association, London, UK
juror, MFA Prize, UNC Art Department, Chapel Hill, NC
Q & A, festival premiere, “Boom for Real: The Late Teenage Years of Jean-Michel Basquiat” by Sara Driver, Magnolia Films, Full Frame Film Festival, Carolina Theater, Durham, NC
Fête Mexicaine BBQ du grill Hollin’s Mars, Chapel Hill, NC
dedication ceremony of “Place de Jean-Michel Basquiat” w/ the participation of Françoise Nyssen, Minister of Culture, Paris
loan of “Bel Atlas” sculpture to “Izak Bodys Kingelez” exhibition, MoMA, NYC
art re-installation, Michael and Joan Salke Collection, Scottsdale, AZ
Michael Salke 80th birthday, North Adams, Lennox & West Stockbridge, MA
participation, “Basquiat: Rage to Riches” by David Shulman (BBC, 2017), American Masters, PBS

studio, Bywater, New Orleans
advisor, Chaédria LaBouvier & Nancy Spector re: Basquiat’s ‘Defacement’: The Untold Story, an exhibition about the death of Michael Stewart, Guggenheim Museum, NYC
subject (w/ Jack Bankowsky), 1993 painting by Jane Kaplowitz, solo exhibition RSVP Jane Rosenblum (1977-2018), Fortnight Institute, NYC
interviews w/ Linda Yablonsky & Dieter Buchhart for exhibition catalogue, Jean-Michel Basquiat & Keith Haring, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
visit by Liza Bear for exhibition Keith Sonnier: Until Today, NOMA, New Orleans
invitation to participate in panel discussion on Jean-Michel Basquiat, Guggenheim Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emerates (declined)
interview w/ Liz Munsell re: exhibition of Rammellzee & his contemporaries, MFA, Boston
sale, Bruce Davenport aka Dapper Bruce Lafitte, Look But Do Not Touch, 2017 to NOMA, New Orleans
second sale of personal archives to Carl A. Kroch Library, Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
production of 11 unique photo albums (2014-2019), New Orleans
participant, panel discussion: Jean-Michel Basquiat | Xerox, with Jeffrey Deitch, Jordana Moore Saggese, moderated by Dieter Buchhart, Nahmad Contemporary, NYC
subject, Basquiat-isms, by Jean-Michel Basquiat, Larry Warsh, editor, Princeton University Press, NJ
re-publication (contributing editor w/ Laetitia Chauvin), Drawing Dialogue: William S. Burroughs & Philip Taaffe (James Grauerholz, original co-editor, Pat Hearn Gallery, original publisher, (1987), texts by Bruce Mattieussent, James Graeurholz, Philip Taaffe, Tony Oursler, Dialogue by WSB & PT, Semiose Galerie & Editions, Paris
contributor, catalogue for Image Bank retrospective, Morris & Helen Belkin Art Gallery, University of British Columbia (Teresa Sudeyko) & KW Institute of Fine Art, Berlin
art installation, Michael and Joan Salke Collection, Boca Raton, FL
interviewee, Keith Haring w/ Theo Paijmans, See All This, Netherlands
advisor, 2021-22 Jimmy DeSana exhibitions, Bryan Barcena, assistant curator, LA MoCA & Drew Sawyer, curator of photography, Brooklyn Museum
agent, sales of works by John Isiah Walton from Level Artist Collective exhibition, Ogden Museum, New Orleans
sale of works: 45 DON’T HAVE LOVE FOR ME by Dapper Bruce Lafitte, Fierman Gallery, NYC
gift, artworks by Lonnie Holley, Marcel Dzama, William Eggleston, Philip-Lorca diCorcia & Larry Clark, from Rodney and Nancy Gould, Boston to NOMA, New Orleans
promised gift, 28 photos, Jimmy DeSana, Michael & Joan Salke Collection, West Stockbridge, MA to NOMA, New Orleans and MFA, Boston

interviewee, w/ Pasquale Leccese, DRY Magazine, Milano
art advisor, Don and Debbie Silversmith, Denver & Scottsdale, AZ
consultant (w/ Tim Duffy), Freeman Vines monograph, Music Maker Foundation & Greenville Museum of Art, NC
interviewee, Keith Haring by Brad Gooch, Harper Collins, NYC
interviewee, contributor, The Basquiat Reader: A Critical Anthology, Jordana Moore Sagasse, Editor, U of MA Press

author, Jean-Michel Basquiat: Mississippi, Galerie Enrico Navarra, Paris
editor, Dapper Bruce Lafitte: 45 DON’T HAVE LOVE FOR ME: David Fierman, NYC
interview w/ physicist Stephon Alexander: The Physics of Jean-Michel Basquiat, Interview, NYC
interview w/ mathematician Edward Frenkel: The Math of Jean-Michel Basquiat, Interview, NYC
editor, John Isiah Walton: BOOK OF ISIAH, Editore Damiani, Bologna

Curated Exhibitions:

1. The Batman Show, (w/ Ian Rusten, Bob Kane, etc.), Collaborative Projects, 591 Broadway, NYC, 1980
2. New York/New Wave, Institute for Art and Urban Resources (P.S.1), NYC (broadsheet & video), 1981
3. SAMO (Jean-Michel Basquiat), Galleria Emilio Mazzoli, Modena, 1981
4. Enzo Cucchi, Galerie Art & Project, Amsterdam; Galerie Paul Maenz, Koln (essay/catalogue), 1981
5. The Pressure to Paint, Marlborough Gallery, NYC (essay/catalogue), 1982
6. Jean-Michel Basquiat, Fun Gallery, NYC, 1982
7. James Van Der Zee: Memorial Exhibition: 1886-1983, Dept. of Cultural Affairs, City of New York (essay/brochure), 1984
8. Terrae Motus, (co-curated with Michele Bonomo), Fondazione Amelio, Villa Campolieto, Ercolano (interviews/catalogue), 1984
9. Andy Warhol’s Children’s Show, Newport Art Museum, RI (catalogue), 1985
10. Homage to Picasso, Tony Shafrazi Gallery, Zurich Art Fair (essay/catalogue), 1985
11. Philip Taaffe, Galerie Ascan Crone, Hamburg (essay/catalogue), 1986
12. McDermott & McGough: Hudson River Paintings, Galleria Lucio Amelio, Napoli (essay/catalogue), 1986
13. Sam Doyle 1906-1985, Pat Hearn Gallery, NYC, (essay/brochure), 1986
14. William S. Burroughs & Philip Taaffe: Drawing Dialogue, Pat Hearn Gallery, NYC (catalogue), 1987
15. Collection Peter Brams, Hamilton College, Phillips Exeter Academy (essay/catalogue), 1987-88
16. William S. Burroughs, Tony Shafrazi Gallery, NYC (brochure), 1987
17. Francesco Clemente: Affreschi, Pinturas al Fresco (curated by Maria de Corral) (essays by DC, Henry Geldzahler), Caja de Pensiones, Madrid (catalogue), 1987
18. Julian Schnabel: The Recognitions Paintings, Cuartel de Carmen, Sevilla (catalogue), 1988
19. Philip Taaffe, Galleria Lucio Amelio, Napoli (catalogue), 1988
20. McDermott & McGough, Robert Miller Gallery, NYC, 1988
21. Gilbert & George: The 1988 Pictures, Galerie Ascan Crone, Hamburg (essay/catalogue), 1988
22. Enzo Cucchi, Marlborough Gallery, NYC (essay/catalogue), 1988
23. The Seven Artists ’89 (Annette Lemieux), INFAS, Tokyo (essay/catalogue), 1989
24. Georg Herold, Galleria Lucio Amelio, Napoli (essay/catalogue), 1990
25. The Peppers, Fundación San Germán, PR, 1991
26. Braco Dimitrijevec, Fundación San Germán, PR, 1991
27. Rudolf Schwarzkogler, Fundación San Germán, PR, 1992
28. Drawing the Line Against AIDS (co-curator), AMFAR International, Peggy Guggenheim Collection, 45th Venice Biennale; Soho Guggenheim, NYC (essay/catalogue), 1993
29. The Ossuary (co-curated with Arto Lindsay), Luhring Augustine Gallery, NYC., 1994
30. Jean-Michel Basquiat: Blue Ribbon Paintings, Newport Harbor Museum, CA (brochure) 1994
31. 1995 Yamantaka Donation, an exhibition to benefit Tibet House New York, Gagosian Gallery, NYC, 1995
32. 1995 Yamantaka Donation, an exhibition of photographs to benefit Tibet House New York, Robert Miller Gallery, NYC, 1995
33. Jean-Michel Basquiat: Blue Ribbon Paintings, Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh (catalogue), 1995
34. Jean-Michel Basquiat: Blue Ribbon Paintings, Neuberger Museum, Purchase, NY (brochure), 1996
35. Shirin Neshat: Women of Allah, Galleria Lucio Amelio, Napoli, 1996 (catalogue)
36. New York Color School, Valerie’s, NYC, 1998
37. dissimilarities (inaugural group exhibition), Partobject Gallery, Carrboro, NC, 1998
38. L’Afrique Independante, Seydou Keita, Malick Sidibe (vintage albums & prints), Samuel Fosso (vintage autoportraits), Partobject Gallery, Carrboro, NC, 1999
39. Collier Schorr: Neue Soldaten, Partobject Gallery, Carrboro, NC, 1999
40. Ben Vautier: Any Photo Will Do, Partobject Gallery, Carrboro, NC, 1999
41. 3 Folios, (William Eggleston Cadillac, Bernard Faucon Le Temps d’Avant, Man Ray Electricité), Partobject Gallery, Carrboro, NC, 1999
42. Phyllis Galembo: Carnaval á Jacmel, Partobject Gallery, Carrboro, NC, 1999
43. Boris Mikhailov: Unfinished Dissertation (with Ilya Kabakov), Partobject Gallery, Carrboro, NC, 1999
44. Gregory Crewdson: Early Work, 1987-88, Partobject Gallery, Carrboro, NC, 2000
45. Catherine Opie: Works, 1991-97, Partobject Gallery, Carrboro, NC, 2000
46. Kesang Lamdark: Wheels, Tibet House NYC, 2000
47. Wendy Ewald, DURHAM: collaborations with children (1990-97), Partobject Gallery, Carrboro, NC, 2000
48. Richard Prince: Princeville, Partobject Gallery, Carrboro, NC, 2000
49. Harry Kipper: AUTOPORTRAITS, Galleria Emilio Mazzoli, Modena (catalogue), 2000
50. Brian Eno: Blisses 1-87; KOANS 1-29, Partobject Gallery (Ethan Clauset, Giles Hendrix, assistants), Carrboro, NC, 2000
51. Osamu Kanemura, Erika Yoshino, Partobject Gallery, Carrboro, NC, 2000
52. Ari Marcopoulos: SUMMIT, Partobject Gallery, Carrboro, NC, 2000
53. Man Ray: Four Albums; Tammy Rae Carland, photobacks; Amy Ray, STAG (live webcast), Partobject Gallery, Carrboro, NC, 2000
54. Paul D. Miller aka DJ Spooky: Abstract Aggregate (exhibition) and Saturation Station (film premiere), John Hope Franklin Center, Duke University, NC, 2001
55. Gregory Crewdson, Galleria Emilio Mazzoli, Modena (essay/catalogue), 2002
56. Boris Mikhailov: Cambridge Album, John Hope Franklin Center, Duke University, NC, 2003
57. Takashi Murakami: Flower Ball, (installation of sculpture), MFA, Boston, 2003-04
58. l-scape (Eggleston, Nagashima, Ruff, Dijkstra, Tillmans, Van Meene), John Hope Franklin Center, Duke University, NC, 2004
59. Francesco Clemente: Tandoori Satori and Commonplace, Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA (essay/catalogue; poems by Robert Creeley), 2004
60. Christopher Williams: Works 1994-2000, John Hope Franklin Center, Duke University, NC (brochure), 2004
61. Devendra Banhart, Roth Horowitz, NYC (twin limited edition books), 2004
62. A Benefit for Drug Policy Alliance (w/ Livet Reichard, Inc.), Cheim Read Gallery, NYC (catalogue), 2005
63. DAIDO80: vintage photographs from the 80s by Daido Moriyama, John Hope Franklin Center, Duke University, Durham, NC (brochure), 2005
64. Jean-Michel Basquiat, 1981: The Studio of the Street, Deitch Projects, NYC (catalogue: dialogue w/ Glenn O’Brien & Jeffrey Deitch, Charta, Milano), 2006
65. Makoto Aida: Picture of Mountain Stream, Andrew Roth, NYC, 2006
66. Devendra Banhart: Drawings 1999-2006, Galleria Emilio Mazzoli, Modena (essay/catalogue), 2006
67. Devendra Banhart (exhibition and concert), Deitch Projects, Art Basel Miami Beach, 2006
68. FOR TOWA: PEACE FROM THE EAST, Andrew Roth, NYC (limited edition book), 2007
69. Ari Marcopoulos: Architectures, The P. Roussel Norman and William D. Norman, M.D. Gallery, New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans (catalogue-zine by Nieves, Zurich), 2008
70. Luigi Nono: Scores and Sketches for Prometeo, A Tragedy of Listening, John Hope Franklin Center, Duke University, Durham (zine), 2008
71. A Curator’s Gift (Photography Donation by Diego Cortez to New Orleans Museum of Art), The Frederick R. Weisman Galleries, New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans (catalogue-zine), 2008
72. Dash Shaw: Bottomless, John Hope Franklin Center, Duke University, Durham (zine published by PictureBox, Brooklyn, NYC), 2008
73. Photography and Depression, New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans (Michael Z. Mallow, assistant) (wall texts by Dr. Arthur Kleinman), 2008
74. The Kipper Kids: A Slap in the Face, John Hope Franklin Center, Duke University, Durham, 2008
75. Martin von Haselberg: FLOATULENTS, New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans, 2009
76. Patti Smith: A Donation to NOMA, New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans, 2010
77. Richard Misrach: Untitled: Katrina Messages from New Orleans and the Gulf Coast (2005), New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans (book), 2010
78. Daniel Amazu Wasser: Planet Rock, AS IF, NYC, 2010
79. Ramm:ell:zee : There’s Gonna Be An Oil Slick, 1982, & Pond Slide (audio installation w/ Ramm:ell:zee by Seth Tillett, 1982), AS IF, NYC, 2010
80. Devendra Banhart: Seja Marginal Seja Herói, AS IF, NYC, 2010
81. Bernard Faucon: The Most Beautiful Day of My Youth, New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans (book), 2010
82. Kanô Kôya: Night Procession of Ghosts and Demons (ca. 1660), AS IF, NYC, 2010
83. The Children of Rezistans (w/ Daniel Morel, Phyllis Galembo & Ti Moun Rezistans, Port-au-Prince), AS IF, NYC, 2011
84. Hank Willis Thomas: Hope, John Hope Franklin Center, Duke University, NC, 2011
85. Hank Willis Thomas: Question Bridge (video work-in-progress), Franklin Humanities Institute, Duke University, NC, 2011
86. Bruce Davenport Jr.: This Some Bad Shit and I Give You The Culture, AS IF, NYC, 2011
87. Bruce Davenport Jr.: All I Need Is 1 Pen, John Hope Franklin Center, Duke University, Durham, 2011
88. Jean-Michel Basquiat: Sketchbook for Arto, AS IF, NYC, 2011
89. Slava Mogutin: Suddenly Last Summer, AS IF, NYC, 2011
90. Zwelethu Mthethewa: Sugar Cane (2003), John Hope Franklin Center, Duke University, NC, 2012
91. Bianca Casady: Daisy Chain, Cheim & Read Gallery, NYC (catalogue), 2012
92. Bruce Davenport Jr.: Good Stuff To Look At, VACANT, Tokyo (catalogue), 2012
93. by ReQuest (12 Artists from RE:QUEST Model Management), Clic Gallery, NYC (catalogue), 2013
94. ORGANIX: Contemporary Art From The USA, Luciano Benetton Collection, Palazzo Querini Stampalia, Venezia (book published by FABRICA, Treviso), 2013
95. Andrew Moeller: Walls 1-8, Identity Books, Graham, NC, 2014
96. John Isiah Walton: Zulu Portraits, Identity Books, Graham, NC, 2014
97. REPARATION: Contemporary Art From New Orleans, Luciano Benetton Collection, New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans (book published by FABRICA, Treviso), 2014
98. Bruce Davenport Jr.: Iron Mike, Louis B. James Gallery, NYC, 2015
99. Purvis Young: Five Works, P339 Gallery, Williamsburg, NYC, 2015
100. Welmon Sharlhorne’s House of Love, P339 Gallery, Williamsburg, NYC, 2015
101. John Isiah Walton: Beaucoups Humidity, P339 Gallery, Williamsburg, NYC, 2015
102. Bruce Davenport, Jr. aka Dapper Bruce Lafitte: The Lafitte Projects, P339 Gallery, Williamsburg, NYC, 2015
103. ib///summer, Identity Books, Graham, NC, 2015
104. elin o’Hara slavick: Selected Works from Hiroshima, VACANT, Tokyo, 2015
105. Lonnie Holley: Supported by the Power, John Hope Franklin Center, Duke University, Durham, NC, 2015-16
106. ORGANIX: Contemporary Art From The USA, Luciano Benetton Collection, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, 2016
107. Untitled, summer exhibition of 7 UNC MFA graduates, Allcott Gallery, Hanes Art Center, U.N.C, Chapel Hill, NC, 2018
108. Shiro Tsujimura, Katsumi Watanabe & Morihiro Hosokawa, 818 Congress Street, New Orleans, 2019
109. Tim Duffy: Blue Muse, New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans (w/ Russell Lord) (monograph, UNC Press, Chapel Hill), 2019
110. Peter Nadin, The Mark Series: The Speaker...Off The Rack, James Fuentes Gallery, NYC (book), 2019

Diego passed away in June, 2021, in North Carolina.