Helen Molesworth, host of Death of an Artist, is a writer and a curator based in Los Angeles. She is the host of David Zwirner’s PROGRAM, a video interview series about art featuring artists and major cultural figures hosted on davidzwirner.com. She’s also hosting two upcoming podcast series for David Zwirner; a new one coming in October 2022 and their ongoing Dialogues podcast, with a new season premiering January 2023. She recently organized the large group exhibition Feedback for Jack Shainman’s gallery The School in Kinderhook, NY.
Her major museum exhibitions include: One Day at a Time: Manny Farber and Termite Art; Leap Before You Look: Black Mountain College 1933–1957; Dance/Draw; This Will Have Been: Art, Love & Politics in the 1980s; Part Object Part Sculpture, and Work Ethic. She has organized monographic exhibitions of Ruth Asawa, Moyra Davey, Noah Davis, Louise Lawler, Steve Locke, Anna Maria Maiolino, Josiah McElheny, Kerry James Marshall, Catherine Opie, Amy Sillman, and Luc Tuymans. She is the author of numerous catalogue essays and her writing has appeared in Artforum, Art Journal, Documents, and October. The recipient of the 2011 Bard Center for Curatorial Studies Award for Curatorial Excellence, in 2021 she received a Guggenheim Fellowship and in 2022 she was awarded The Clark Art Writing Prize.