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Laurel Ptak
Current location
New York, NY
Year(s) of residency and/or fellowship
2013, Curatorial Fellow

Laurel Ptak is a curator, educator, and writer based in New York City who has held diverse roles at non-profit art institutions in the US and internationally, including Art in General (New York), the Guggenheim Museum (New York), MoMA PS 1 Contemporary Art Center (New York), Museo Tamayo (Mexico City), Tensta Konsthall (Stockholm), among others.

Ptak is a co-founder of the Art+Feminism Wikipedia-Edit-A-Thon which confronts gender disparities online and their effects on public forms of knowledge, with events organized yearly at the Museum of Modern Art and co-organized by thousands of art institutions, civic institutions and universities around the world.

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