Sid Sachs

Sid Sachs is the Director of Exhibitions at the University of the Arts, a position he has held since 1999. One-person exhibitions at the Rosenwald- Wolf Gallery include Philippe Apeloig, Robert Crumb, Rosalyn Drexler, John Duff, James Hyde, Maira Kalman, Ree Morton, Stuart Netsky, Isamu Noguchi, Thomas Nozkowski, John Stezaker and Lebbeus Woods.

Artists shown in diverse group projects have included Roger Ackling, Richard Artschwager, Lothar Baumgarten, Troy Brauntuch, Charles Burns, James Casebere, Rineke Dijkstra, Ron Gorchov, Peter Halley, Karen Kilimnik, Jonathan Lasker, Chris Martin, Malcolm Morley, Joshua Mosley, Vik Muniz, Julie Opie, Gabriel Orozco, David Reed, Thomas Ruff, Tom Sachs, Jan Schoohoven, Hiroshi Sugimoto, Mark Tansey and Steve Wolfe.

His Pew Center for Arts & Heritage – funded retrospective Yvonne Rainer: Radical Juxtapositions 1961-2002 (2002) was the first exhibit to include both her dance and film work, traveling to four venues including Harvard University and receiving an AICA award for the best monographic exhibit by the New England section of that organization. Revised programs based on this project were shown at the Hayward in London in 2010 and at Dia:Beacon this year. Seductive Subversion: Women Pop Artists 1958- 1968, also funded by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage, was awarded the 2010 national AICA Award for best Thematic Museum Exhibition. Seductive Subversion was the first exhibition to examine the role of women in Pop Art. The catalog for that exhibit, co-published by UArts and Abbeville Press, was cited by the New York Times as one of the three major art books of the year. Seductive Subversion was widely reviewed locally and internationally in Artforum, Art in America, Artnews, Burlington Magazine, The Christian Science Monitor, The Village Voice, The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer and The Financial Times.

Other major curatorial projects include Conspicuous Display (1989) for Rutgers University and Pop Abstraction (1998) at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts.

Sachs starting in commercial galleries in 1971, previously working at Makler, Matthews Hamilton and Locks Galleries in Philadelphia and Diane Brown Gallery in New York. He is an Adjunct Associate Professor and has written for Art in America, American Ceramics, Burlington Magazine, The New Art Examiner, Metalsmith and essays for the Vienna Kunsthalle, New Jersey State Museum, Rutgers University, Moore College of Art, Philadelphia University and Tyler School of Art.