Kristin Poor



Kristin Poor is a Ph.D. candidate who studies modern and contemporary art. Her research interests include performance and the intersections of dance and the visual arts. Her dissertation research focuses on the activation of sculptural objects in the postwar period. 

Poor holds a B.A. in art history from Columbia University (2003) and an M.A. from Princeton (2013). She was a 2014–15 Museum Research Consortium Fellow in the Department of Photography at the Museum of Modern Art, New York

Prior to coming to Princeton, Poor was assistant curator (2009–10) and curatorial associate (2005–2009) at Dia Art Foundation, where she curated the exhibition Drawing American Light: Dan Flavin and the Hudson River School and co-curated Tuesdays on the Terrace, a series of outdoor performances. At Dia, she also provided research and coordination for numerous exhibitions and performances, including Blinky Palermo: Retrospective, 1964–77; Franz Erhard Walther, Work as Action; Francis Alÿs, Fabiola; Joan Jonas, The Shape, The Scent, The Feel of Things; and the Trisha Brown Dance Company residency at Dia:Beacon.

Poor is editor of Emily Roysdon, Uncounted: Call & Response (Secession, Vienna, and Revolver Press, 2015). She is a coeditor of Mixed Use, Manhattan: Photography and Related Practices, 1970s to the Present (MIT Press and Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid, 2010).  Her writing has appeared in Aperture, The Burlington, Art Asia Pacific, and The Blow Up. In 2013 and 2014, Poor collaborated with fellow Princeton graduate students Peter Fox, Erica DiBenedetto, and Phil Taylor to develop and organize “Framing Practices,” a series of artist-led workshops hosted by Princeton’s Department of Art and Archaeology.

Modern Art