Janine Mileaf

Janine Mileaf is Executive Director and Chief Curator of The Arts Club of Chicago. A scholar of the interwar avant-garde, she was formerly Associate Professor at Swarthmore College. She is the author of Please Touch: Dada and Surrealist Objects After the Readymade (2010), and has co-edited volumes with Susan Rossen on the history of The Arts Club, as well as Chicago surrealism. At The Arts Club, she has curated exhibitions with such international artists as Kerstin Br├Ątsch, Pedro Cabrita Reis, Abraham Cruzvillegas, Jennie C. Jones, Janice Kerbel, Sharon Lockhart, Josiah McElheny, Roman Ondak, David Salle, Amy Sillman, and Simon Starling. In 2014, she launched an ongoing series of garden projects that feature visual artists based in Chicago.

Photo credit: Nathan Keay

HATCH Projects

2021 - 2022,
Mentor Curator