Laura Wertheim Joseph

Laura Wertheim Joseph Lisa and Jerry O'Brien Curatorial Fellowship 2013


During my time as O’Brien Curatorial Fellow, I served as coordinating curator for WAM’s presentation of Siberia: Imagined and Reimagined, while assisting senior curator Diane Mullin with a number of curatorial projects including WAM@20: MN and WAM@20: Paper.

Exhibition work:
Coordinating Curator for Siberia: Imagined and Reimagined


Laura Wertheim Joseph is a curator, writer, and arts organizer with a commitment to giving voice to undervalued sources of wisdom and knowledge. She received her PhD in art history from the University of Minnesota in 2015. Her recent projects include A Feast of Astonishment: Charlotte Moorman and the Avant Garde, which was recognized as one of the best exhibitions of 2016 by The New York Times. She was the lead researcher for the exhibition catalog Covered in Time and History: The Films of Ana Mendieta, which was long-listed for the British Journal of Photography’s Best Moving Image Book award and has been translated into French in conjunction with the exhibition’s presentation at the Jeu de Paume in 2018. Following her O’Brien Curatorial Fellowship at the Weisman, Laura has continued to organize projects for WAM including Harriet Bart: Abracadabra and Other Forms of Protection, which will open in 2020 and be accompanied by a catalog. She is the Gallery Director at Interact Center for the Visual and Performing Arts, an organization premised on radical inclusivity and challenging perceptions of disability through artistic excellence.