For over a decade Isolde has worked internationally as a curator and cultural strategist, collaborating with noted contemporary artists, art institutions, companies and individuals to position them in the center of culture via headlining projects, cultural programming, social impact initiatives and meaningful partnerships that contextualize each entity in meaningful ways to drive buzz and engagement. Her diverse experience and broad reach highlights her ability to integrate and customize a global aesthetic into multiple platforms including art, design, architecture, technology, scholarship, fashion, publishing, public and private real estate as well as philanthropy.
Currently, Isolde is the national Executive Director and Curator of Arts, Culture & Community at Westfield where her primary focus is the Oculus at Westfield World Trade Center as well as Century City in L.A. In this curatorial and programmatic capacity, she oversees artist projects and installations, cultural events, strategic and community partnerships, all integrated with the latest technology. Isolde is also Professor of Critical Studies in Tisch's Department of Photography, Imaging and Emerging Media at New York University, and continues to work on a range of cultural projects that bridge both the public and private sectors. She serves as Editor at Large at Air Mail, Graydon Carter’s new media venture.
Isolde has been profiled and featured in the NY Times, the Wall Street Journal, Elle, Vogue, Modern Luxury, WNYC Radio, CNN, Cultured, and Whitewall among others.
Throughout her career, Isolde has collaborated with noted contemporary artists including Ellen Gallagher, Leonardo Drew, Richard Mosse, Fred Wilson, and Bharti Kher, to name a few. She has written extensively on contemporary art and culture, including several exhibition catalogue essays, journal articles as well as artist monographs. She has developed and contributed to contemporary art and culture programs and platforms for a broad range of organizations including Peninsula Hotel Group, Valentino, LifeWater, COACH, Richard Meier Architects | SDS Procida, Versace, Moet Hennessy USA, Wilfredo Rosado, Gucci, New York magazine, the Prospect New Orleans biennial as well as the Armory Show/VOLTA NY, CIRCA, Puerto Rico, and ARCO Contemporary Art Fair in Madrid, Spain, among others.
Previously, Isolde has worked for the Guggenheim Museum, the Bronx Museum of Art, and as Chief Curator for the SCAD Museum of Art. In December of 2016 she was named to the Board of Trustees of the New Museum. She is deeply committed to the promotion of social justice and human rights, specifically global women’s issues and criminal justice reform. Isolde holds a PhD from Columbia University and lives in New York City.