Reesa Greenberg is a Canadian art historian who writes and teaches about exhibition histories, museums and art-world responses to the Internet. Her work focuses on national, gender and ethnic identities; war and contemporary art/architecture; and the production of historical consciousness in current museum and exhibition practices. Her recent writings identify and analyze new exhibition genres (restitution exhibitions, remembering exhibitions, aggregate exhibitions) as manifestations of contemporary politics within and outside the art world.
Thinking About Exhibitions, which she co-edited with Bruce Ferguson and Sandy Nairne, remains a classic in the field. Ms. Greenberg’s essays and reviews have been published in Canadian Art, Parachute, RACAR, Intermédialités, Tate Papers, Gradiva, Kritische Berichte, Ethnologies, Jong Holland, De Witte Raaf, Novye Gazetta and The Journal for Curatorial Studies, as well as numerous anthologies. Greenberg has consulted on exhibitions and installations for the Art Gallery of Alberta in Edmonton, the Jewish Historical Museum in Amsterdam, and the exhibition Mirroring Evil at the Jewish Museum in New York City.
She has been an Associate Professor of Art History at Concordia University, Montreal; an Adjunct Professor of Art History at Carleton University, Ottawa, and at York University, Toronto; and a Visiting Professor at California College of the Arts, San Francisco, and Moscow State University for the Humanities. She chaired the Advisory Board of the Carleton University Art Gallery, and acts as an Advisor to the Acquisition Committee of the Board of Trustees, National Gallery of Canada.