Associate curator Jordan Carter has been a vital contributor to the Art Institute’s department of Modern and Contemporary Art since joining the museum as assistant curator in 2017. In that short time, Jordan has curated and co-curated numerous exhibitions, including Mounira Al Solh: I strongly believe in our right to be frivolous (2018) with Hendrik Folkerts; Ellen Gallagher: Are We Obsidian? (2018–19); Benjamin Patterson: When Elephants Fight, It Is the Frogs That Suffer—A Sonic Graffiti (2019); and Richard Hunt: Scholar’s Rock or Stone of Hope or Love of Bronze (2020) with Ann Goldstein. Upcoming projects include Ray Johnson ℅ (2021) with Caitlin Haskell; stanley brouwn (2021) with Ann Goldstein; and Shahryar Nashat (2022) with Susanne Ghez.
Prior to his time at the museum, Jordan was a curatorial fellow at the Walker Art Center. He has also served as Fluxus Collection Intern at the Museum of Modern Art, New York; a curatorial intern at the Studio Museum in Harlem; and a research intern at the Centre Pompidou in Paris.
He earned his master’s degree at the Courtauld Institute of Art, London.