Nicole J. Caruth is a curator, educator, and writer focusing on contemporary art. Her writing has appeared in a range of publications including ARTnews, Big Red & Shiny, C Magazine, Gastronomica, Nka: Journal of Contemporary African Art, Public Art Review; and the Phaidon Press books Vitamin D2 and Vitamin Green. She has also contributed essays to exhibition catalogues published by the Studio Museum in Harlem, CUE Art Foundation, and Joan Mitchell Foundation.
Caruth is currently Artistic Director for Exhibitions and Public Engagement at the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts. Previously, she was the editorial manager at Art21; she is founding editor of the Art21 Magazine (est. 2013). She has also held positions at Arario Gallery, Wangechi Mutu Studio, the San Francisco Art Commission’s Sargent Johnson Gallery, and the Brooklyn Museum where she guided the interpretation for over thirty exhibitions, and co-curated Burning Down the House: Building a Feminist Art Collection.
As faculty in the Visual and Critical Studies department at the School of Visual Arts, Caruth co-teaches the undergraduate course “Avant Gardening: Food, Art and Agriculture.” She has written extensively about food in contemporary art and has been called one of the leading voices on the subject. In 2012, she founded With Food in Mind, a nomadic organization that operates at the intersection of food, visual culture, and social justice.