MA, Paris IV – Sorbonne; MA, Ecole du Louvre
Tim Goossens serves as Director of Academics and Content and a faculty member at Sotheby’s Institute of Art. Congruently and for almost 20 years, he has continued to also expand his curatorial practice with a variety of public art festivals, triennials, art commissions, and numerous exhibition projects worldwide, all of which inspired his past research as a contributing editor for Oxford University Press. Goossens began his career at The Museum of Modern Art, New York shortly after double graduate school in Paris, France, and in due course moved as assistant curator to MoMA PS1, where he worked closely with the founding director Alanna Heiss, renowned artists, and emerging talent alike. Following these museum positions, he became the founding director and chief curator of Ford Model's art gallery FordProject, on Manhattan's 57th Street, and a gallery director for New York's Envoy Enterprises. At these institutions and beyond, he has worked with artists such as Kenneth Anger, Bjork, Martine Gutierrez, Joan Jonas, DonChristian Jones, Sam Moyer, Rashaad Newsome, Stephen Posen, Yoko Ono, Patti Smith, Naama Tsabar, Pieter Vermeersch, and the estate of David Wojnarowicz. He has curated numerous international projects, including Listen Up!, India’s first public sound art exhibition (New Delhi, India), Till I Get It Right (Labor Gallery, Mexico City), Dark Paradise (Clocktower, NYC and Nara Roesler, Brazil) and Larger than Love (as part of the Berlin Biennial). In recent years, he was a curator for Aurora, the large-scale public art festival (Dallas, Texas); the Art Triennial (Belgium); and the Special Projects section of the IFPDA Print Fair at the Javits Center (New York). Goossens sits on the board of the art non-profit KODA, volunteers with Big Brother Big Sister New York, and has held board positions at Neuehouse and SoHo House, New York.