Kathe and Jim Patrinos Co-Curator, 59th Carnegie International
Curator, International Art, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh
Ryan Inouye currently serves as curator of international art at Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, a role he was appointed to in 2023 after serving as associate curator of Is it morning for you yet?, the 58th Carnegie International. Prior to his work in Pittsburgh, Inouye served as senior curator at Sharjah Art Foundation in the United Arab Emirates where he curated exploratory solo and group exhibitions and co-organized Active Forms, the 2018 edition of the annual March Meeting, which inspires dialogue around developments in contemporary art and culture. Prior, Inouye held the post of associate curator of Sharjah Biennial 12: The past, the present, the possible (2014–2015), which featured new works, site-specific commissions, and performances, and held curatorial positions at New York’s New Museum, where he stewarded artist residencies, curatorial collaborations, and discursive programming such as Hub initiative and the 2012 New Museum Triennial: The Ungovernables. Previously, he served as curatorial assistant at REDCAT in Los Angeles. Inouye was the recipient of a Foundation for Art Initiatives grant and earned an MRes in Curatorial/Knowledge in the Department of Visual Cultures at Goldsmiths, University of London, and a BA in English literature from the University of California, Los Angeles.