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The Guggenheim Museum Appoints Noam Segal as LG Electronics Associate Curator

Part of the multifaceted LG Guggenheim Art and Technology Initiative, in this new role, Segal will develop and support the Guggenheim’s engagement with technology-based art.

Photo: Maya Barkai
Photo: Maya Barkai

The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum appoints Noam Segal as LG Electronics Associate Curator, beginning March 27. Focusing on research, Segal will develop and support the Guggenheim’s engagement with technology-based art, and produce scholarship and public-facing content that will strengthen the goals of the multifaceted initiative across departments.

Naomi Beckwith, Deputy Director and Jennifer and David Stockman Chief Curator, states, “Noam comes to the Guggenheim with a proven track record as an educator and researcher, and has demonstrated a clear and sensitive curatorial vision for the future of this field. Her technological expertise will contribute invaluable investigations, ideas, and solutions to the LG Guggenheim Art and Technology Initiative. We’re thrilled she is joining the museum and forwarding our commitment to this rapidly evolving field.”

Segal, an interdisciplinary curator and international scholar, will work closely with the Guggenheim’s Exhibition, Collection, Conservation, Communications, and Education departments to help promote a deeper understanding of the ways in which contemporary artists use technologies of the present. Her knowledge and experience with digital art, advanced screen technologies, robotics, spatial sound systems, algorithms, AI, quantum computing, and other burgeoning tech will provide essential contributions to the Guggenheim’s explorations in this field.

“It is a huge honor to be joining the Guggenheim, an institution that advances art and technology through research and investigation, rigor and responsibility, and a clear commitment to artists and sustainable futures,” said Segal. “I look forward to begin working with my colleagues to develop new exciting programs and continue to shape the future of digital art at the museum.”

“Noam Segal’s extensive expertise enables her to be aware of the very pulse of cultural and creative innovations while her eyes scan the horizon of emerging technology. We are eager to support her work on the LG Guggenheim Art and Technology Initiative. LG is committed to inspiring new and changing perceptions through digital art exhibitions that leverage the latest technology of LG OLED, and to discovering emerging artists who incorporate technology in their practice,” said Kate Oh, vice president of LG Electronics Home Entertainment Company.

Segal’s work centers curatorial practice and the intersection of digital, political, and social representations in contemporary art. She is currently faculty and the director of research in the MA program for curatorial practice at the School of Visual Arts, New York, where she organized the Algorithmic State, an online series of critical discussions that considers the evolution and implications of digital art and new technologies in current sociocultural, political, and ecological settings. These talks featured artists and technological scholars such as James Bridle, Agnieszka Kurant, Lev Manovich, Hito Steyerl, Jenna Sutela, and others. She has curated exhibitions and presented public lectures and programs at several museums and arts organizations across the Unites States, Europe, and the Middle East. In 2022, she served on the curatorial team, led by artist Kader Attia, of Still Present!, the twelfth Berlin Biennial for Contemporary Art. In that role, she also served as a lead curator of the Digital Divide, a symposium on computational governance, surveillance capitalism, and digital futures. She organized Maria Hassabi: Cancelled (2022), a performance utilizing media to explore the complexities of womanhood, for the FRONT International: Cleveland Triennial of Contemporary Art. In 2020, Segal organized and curated the AURORA Biennial Afterwards was already before in Dallas, TX, weaving together in-person and digital events of diverse scales. Furthermore, Segal has curated and cocurated an array of internationally renowned shows such as Neïl Beloufa: The Enemy of My Enemy, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, 2018; Pope.L: One Thing after Another, La Panacée, Montpellier, 2018; and Anri Sala: No Names, No Title, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, 2015.

Segal has rich academic, consulting, and writing experience. She was previously a visiting scholar in the department of Performance Studies, Tisch School of the Arts, New York University, from 2019 to 2021. In 2020-2021, she served as Visiting Faculty in the MFA Program Department of Painting and Printmaking at Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond. Segal’s scholarly contributions to books, academic journals, art magazines, and catalogues include writings on artists Basel Abbas and Ruanne Abou-Rahme, Adelita Husni-Bey, Pauline Boudry and Renate Lorenz, Bracha L. Ettinger, Wu Tsang, and others.

Segal holds a PhD and MA in hermeneutics and cultural studies, with a dissertation on social positions and community models in installation art, from Bar-Ilan University, Tel Aviv, and a BA in philosophy and art history from Tel Aviv University.

About the LG Guggenheim Art and Technology Initiative

The LG Guggenheim Art and Technology Initiative is a five-year, multifaceted collaboration between the Guggenheim and LG designed to research, honor, and promote artists working at the intersection of art and technology. Unique in its areas of concentration and approach, the initiative is an unprecedented investment in technology as an artistic medium. It will allow the Guggenheim to broaden its investigations into this innovative field, providing essential support to the visionary artists who inspire new understandings of how technology shapes, and is shaped by, society.

About LG

LG is a technology innovator and global leader in consumer electronics, chemicals, and automotive components. Founded in 1947, LG was a driving force behind South Korea’s modernization. The company produced South Korea’s first radio and television sets, and today is a global leader in organic light-emitting displays (OLED), electric car batteries, and advanced industrial plastics. The LG group of companies employ over 250,000 people in more than 60 countries that together generate USD 154 billion in annual revenue. LG Corporation (LG Corp.) is the holding company for industry-leading LG subsidiaries, such as LG Electronics, LG Display, LG Energy Solution, LG Chem, to name a few. For more information about the LG group of companies, visit

About the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation was established in 1937 and is dedicated to promoting the understanding and appreciation of modern and contemporary art through exhibitions, education programs, research initiatives, and publications. The international constellation of museums includes the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice; the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao; and the future Guggenheim Abu Dhabi. An architectural icon and “temple of spirit” where radical art and architecture meet, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum is now among a group of eight Frank Lloyd Wright structures in the United States recently designated as a UNESCO World Heritage site. To learn more about the museum and the Guggenheim’s activities around the world, visit


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