I regard the CDRL as a laboratory in the true sense of the word. I’m interested in exploring how we as a group can help advance curatorial projects and research that are game-changing, riskier, that help us expand our field(s) of vision and ideas about curating.

Silvia Rocciolo is a curator for The New School Art Collection. Primarily consisting of approximately 2000+ post-war and contemporary works of art, the collection includes eleven site-specific commissions ranging from the historic 1931 Jose’ Clemente Orozco mural cycle to recent commissions by Glenn Ligon and Alfredo Jaar. The collection, installed throughout the university’s public spaces, offers The New School community a rare opportunity to live and engage with art on a daily basis, revealing a rich and layered history of the university’s physical, aesthetic, philosophical, and political landscape over the last eighty years.

Before joining The New School, Rocciolo held positions as a specialist in American Art at Phillips, de Pury & Luxembourg; as an art advisor in the Los Angeles/New York based firm, Guggenheim Asher Associates, curating a wide variety of private and corporate collections, focusing primarily on American and European Modern Works of Art; and as a director of a Munich-based gallery, Von Lintel and Nusser, promoting work of mid-career and emerging artists.


  • Glenn Ligon, FOR COMRADES AND LOVERS, 2015, Permanent Site Specific Commission, The New School University Center, entrance.

All exhibitions were installed in Parsons’ Sheila Johnson Design Center’s Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Gallery and supported by the Sheila C. Johnson Design Center and the Provost’s Office.