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Beatrice Johnson

Beatrice Johnson is Clocktower's Managing Director and Associate Curator; she is responsible for the production of visual arts programs and oversees operations, staff & human resources, press, development, public Relations, and special events.

She is a former dancer and was for 3 years Curatorial and Administrative Assistant in the Director's Office at MoMA PS1. There she worked on a variety of exhibitions and international projects, worked closely with the Director of Development and with the Board of Trustees, and served as a liaison between PS1 and its affiliate, the Museum of Modern Art.

She was also involved in Art Radio's presence at the Slick Art Fair in Paris and at the Art Basel Miami Beach Fair in 2008.

Beatrice studied Art History and Spanish at Wellesley College and was born and raised in Paris, France.



Focus On Puerto Rico

Clocktower has partnered with Mana Miami to produce a residency program for Puerto Rican diaspora artists, and/or artists presently living and working in Puerto Rico.


Papo Colo: Assorted Times in Singular Spaces at Liga de Arte, San Juan

Clocktower presents Papo Colo: Assorted Times in Singular Spaces, an intimate selection of works on paper and poetry by Puerto Rican artist Papo Colo, presented at the Liga de Arte, in San Juan, PR. A large exhibition of these works was originally organized by Curator Beatrice Johnson for the Clocktower Gallery, in New York, NY.


Dale Henry: The Artist Who Left New York at Pioneer Works

The Clocktower Gallery and Pioneer Works, Center for Art and Innovation present Dale Henry: The Artist Who Left New York, an exhibition of painting, sculptural works and writing by Dale Henry opening Saturday, January 18th, 2014 and running into March. EXTENDED to March 30, 2014. First presented in fall 2013 at the historic Clocktower Gallery, the exhibition marks the Clocktower's exit from its historic Lower Manhattan building, where the institution was founded in 1972. This second incarnation celebrates the Clocktower's arrival at Pioneer Works as an institutional resident. Presented in the Red Hook space’s vast brick and timber galleries, the show includes works installed at the Clocktower as well as new pieces not seen since the 1970’s, and in several cases, never shown.


James Franco: The Dangerous Book Four Boys

In June of 2010, the Clocktower Gallery presented The Dangerous Book Four Boys , a gallery-wide multi-disciplinary show by James Franco bringing together a large selection of experimental films, photographs and drawings, and exploring themes of childhood and nostalgia, games and destruction, and the American landscape. The opening was attended by 450 guests, the exhibition was visited by hundreds, and was reviewed in the New York Times, Art in America, the Wall Street Journal, the Daily News, and Esquire, among many others.


The Edge of Vision: Abstraction in Contemporary Photography, host

Ry Rocklen: Trophy Modern, National Work Table, curator

Ry Rocklen: Office Party, curator

Philippe Vergne, Dia Art Foundation, host

Papo Colo: Assorted Times in Singular Spaces at Liga de Arte, San Juan , curator

Papo Colo: Assorted Times in Singular Spaces at Liga de Arte, San Juan , curator

Papo Colo: Assorted Times in Singular Spaces, curator

New Exhibitions Opening Reception, curator

Nathan Davis, Brennan Gerard & Ryan Kelly, Armory Show, host

Miami 2008: Yoshua Okon and Adriana Lara at Art Perform, host

Miami 2008: Ry Rocklen, host

Miami 2008: Marilyn Manson, host

Miami 2008: Jeremy Steinke and Isolde Brielmaier, host

Merce Cunningham Dance Company at Dia:Beacon, host

Kenny Scharf: Far Rockaway Mural, curator

Holiday Giveaway Party, curator

Fritz Welch & Andre Stitt, SHIFTwork, host

Ebe Oke , curator

Drew Conrad, curator

Danni Gee & Freedome Bradley, SummerStage, host

Dale Henry: The Artist Who Left New York, curator

Dale Henry Opening Reception at Pioneer Works , curator

Dale Henry Opening Reception, curator

Dale Henry at Jones Day, curator

After Hours: Cabin Fever, An Alpine Fantasy, curator

After Hours: Biba Bell & Sherry Dobbin Interview, host

After Hours, The Drums , curator

After Hours, Room Mate Grace Hotel, curator

After Hours, Nomi Ruiz at BB Kings!, curator

After Hours, Ebe Oke , curator

After Hours, Corporeal-Symphonics, curator

After Hours, Bouquet , curator

After Hours, Biba Bell at R Lounge , curator

After Hours, An Evening at the Lambs Club , curator

Aatish Taseer, host