Laura Raicovich

Laura Raicovich

Former Executive Director, Queens Museum

Laura Raicovich is a writer and curator. She is currently working on a book about museums, cultural institutions, and the myth of neutrality (Verso, 2020) which will delve into how art and museums that embody complexity, poetics, and care can create a more thoughtful and equitable civic realm. She was also a Rockefeller Foundation Fellow at the Bellagio Center and is the recipient of the inaugural Emily H. Tremaine Journalism Fellowship for Curators at Hyperallergic. 

Until early 2018, she served as President and Executive Director of the Queens Museum where she oversaw an inviting and vital commons for art, ideas, and engagement. In 2018, she co-curated Mel Chin: All Over the Place (with Manon Slome and No Longer Empty), which occupied the entire Queens Museum and multiple public sites across the city. 

Prior to her three years at the Queens Museum, Raicovich inaugurated Creative Time’s Global Initiatives, and worked for a decade at Dia Art Foundation, where she served as deputy director. She has also held positions at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Public Art Fund, and New York City’s Department of Parks and Recreation. Raicovich lectures internationally and has published a number of books including as co-editor (with Carin Kuoni and Kareem Estefan) “Assuming Boycott: Resistance, Agency, and Cultural Production” (OR Books/Vera List Center for Art and Politics, 2017); and as author of “At the Lightning Field” (Coffee House Press, 2017) and “A Diary of Mysterious Difficulties” (Publication Studio, 2014). She graduated from Swarthmore College and holds a Master’s Degree in Liberal Studies from the Graduate Center at the City University of New York. (photo: Michael Angelo)