Since 2005, Carlos Basualdo has served as the Keith L. and Katherine Sachs Curator of Contemporary Art at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. He oversees the Museum’s contemporary collection while also developing temporary exhibitions. In 2006, he initiated two exhibition series at the Museum called “Notations” and “Live Cinema,” both of which are devoted to the permanent collection and video. He was the lead organizer of “Bruce Nauman: Topological Gardens” that represented the United States at the 2007 Venice Biennale, where it was awarded the Golden Lion for Best National Participation.
He is currently organizing a survey exhibition of the work of the Italian artist Michelangelo Pistoletto, scheduled for the Fall of 2010. Since 2004, Basualdo has taught a course on the history of exhibitions at the IUAV University in Venice, and since 2006 he is a member of the Advisory Board of the PhD program at the VIU, also in Venice. He has was a part of the curatorial teams for Documenta11, the 50th Venice Biennale and conceived and curated “Tropicalia: A Revolution in Brazilian Culture,” which traveled from MCA Chicago to the Barbican Gallery in London (2004/2005) as well as the Bronx Museum in New York and the Museu de Arte Moderna in Rio de Janeiro (2006/2007).