With over 35 combined years of in-depth art world experience, Chen & Lampert provide comprehensive services and personalized solutions to artists, galleries, non-profits, institutions and collectors. From curatorial consultation, artist relations and organizational framework, to preservation, publicity strategies and sales infrastructure, our individualized approach delivers clear, crucial information and actionable plans to clients in all areas of the contemporary art sphere.
As curators, arts administrators and archivists with recognized personal art practices, we understand that it requires an insider/outsider approach to fully contend with the myriad complexities of today’s art landscape. We offer clients unprecedented support for all the large and small quandaries associated with maintaining creative practices and doing aesthetic business.
Howie Chen is a New York–based curator engaged in collaborative art production and research.
Chen’s curatorial and institutional work experience includes the Whitney Museum of American Art (2001-2007) and P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center. He is a founder of Dispatch, a NYC curatorial production office and project space that has presented over thirty national and international exhibitions, projects and special events since 2007. In 2003, with artist Mika Tajima, he formed New Humans, a moniker for collaborations with musicians, artists and designers that was included in the 2008 Whitney Biennial and has more recently undertaken projects at SFMOMA and South London Gallery. Collaborators have included Vito Acconci, Charles Atlas,and Judith Butler among others.
At Lehman Brothers, Chen worked directly with the chief investment strategist and later with the global head of the equity derivatives and quantitative research. Later, he worked as a business consultant for the New York-based creative agency, SarkissianMason. In 2010, Chen co-founded JEQU, a research project to assess how sociological and cultural economic approaches to art world debates can augment artistic critique. The resulting publication, JEQU: IRL (2013).
Chen graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Economics from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in 1998 and was a Helena Rubinstein Curatorial Fellow at the Whitney Museum of American Art Independent Study Program in 2004. He is currently on faculty at the the New York University Steinhardt School and has been a lecturer at the Art, Culture and Technology program at MIT, Parsons School for Design, and Rhode Island School of Design. In addition, Chen is a board member of W.A.G.E. (Working Artists and the Greater Economy).
Andrew Lampert is a New York-based curator, archivist and artist who specializes in collection management, multi-media preservation and exhibition of moving image and performance works.
As Archivist and Curator of Collections at Anthology Film Archives from 2003-2015, Lampert co-programmed over 900 public screenings annually while overseeing daily operations of the film and video archive, which included fundraising, film restoration, digitization, acquisitions, loans, and estate management. He has archivally preserved more than 300 classic moving image art works by Wallace Berman, Lizzie Borden, Stan Brakhage, Robert Breer, Bruce Conner, Maya Deren, Hollis Frampton, Ken Jacobs, Carolee Schneemann, Paul Sharits, and scores of others.
As an artist, Lampert has produced an extensive body of films, videos, photographs and performances since the 1990s. He regularly exhibits work in various contexts with past shows including: The Whitney Museum of American Art (2006 Whitney Biennial), The Getty Museum, The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, PS1/MoMA, The Toronto Film Festival, The International Short Film Festival Oberhausen, and The International Film Festival Rotterdam among other international venues. He frequently writes on art and cinema, edited THE GEORGE KUCHAR READER (Primary Information, 2014), and co-edited two volumes of HARRY SMITH COLLECTIONS CATALOGUE RAISONNE (J&L Books, 2015).
Lampert studied at New York University and received a certificate from the L. Jeffrey Selznick School of Film Preservation at the George Eastman Museum in 2003. He received an MFA from the Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts at Bard College in 2011. A frequent guest lecturer or visiting artist in film, art, conservation and library programs, he has taught in the School of Film and Media Studies at Purchase College and at the Eugene Lang College at the New School.