CRAWLING OUT OF MY SKIN
"If I have to listen to one more inane clubhouse chat—I don’t because I deleted the app and made an artwork out of it—or hear yet another NFT discussion, I will literally jump out of my skin."
- Kenny Schachter
Kenny Schachter has been curating contemporary art exhibits in museums and galleries and teaching (art history and economics) for more than thirty years; presently in the graduate department of the University of Zurich (appointed to advisory board January 2021) professorships at the School of Visual Arts (NY) and New York University. He has lectured internationally, been the recipient of a Rockefeller supported grant in Mexico, and contributed to books on Paul Thek, Zaha Hadid, Vito Acconci and Sigmar Polke/Gerhard Richter. Schachter has a regular column on Artnet.com in addition to writing widely for various international publications including most recently New York Magazine and The Times Magazine (UK). He had a retrospective of his art at Joel Mesler’s Rental Gallery in New York in the summer of 2018, curated an exhibit at Simon Lee Gallery in London, fall 2018 and a one person show at Kantor Gallery, LA, February 2019. Next up: an NFT group exhibit at Nagel-Draxler Gallery in Cologne and another one person show at Blum & Poe Tokyo in 2021. Schachter is presently the subject of a documentary produced by Chris Smith and has been profiled in The New York Times Magazine (cover story, September, 1996), and London's Observer, Independent and Telegraph. He is currently based in New York.