Bill Horrigan

portrait of Bill Horrigan

Curator at Large

Bill Horrigan has been with the Wexner Center since its opening in 1989. He was founding director of the Wex’s film/video program, and in 2010 he was appointed Curator at Large. 

Among artists with whom he’s developed projects are Mark Dion, Josiah McElheny, Todd Haynes and Christine Vachon, Phil Collins, Bruce and Norman Yonemoto, Julia Scher, Beth B, Paper Tiger Television, Robert Buck, Johan van der Keuken, Steve Fagin, Tom Kalin, Sadie Benning, Hassan Hajjaj, Catherine Opie, Inigo Manglano-Ovalle, Annie Leibowitz, John Waters, Adi Nes, Allison Anders, and Shirin Neshat, among others. 

Horrigan has worked closely with French filmmaker Chris Marker on several landmark projects, including the artist’s first installation for an American institution, Silent Movie (1995), and Staring Back (2007), both of which toured internationally.

After completing his doctorate in film from Northwestern University, Horrigan worked at Walker Art Center in Minneapolis and at the American Film Institute in Los Angeles. His freelance media projects include 1989’s Video Against AIDS touring program, cocurated for the Video Data Bank; acting as one of the Curatorial Advisory team for the 2008 Whitney Biennial; and curating the 2008 launch exhibition of Access to Life, cosponsored by Magnum Photos and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. He’s a frequent contributor to art and media-related publications.