J. English Cook is a curator and art historian who specializes in twentieth century European art and intersections between architecture and expanded cinema. A graduate of Williams College and a Masters candidate at the Institute of Fine Arts, she is a native of Atlanta, Georgia, where she has worked as Curatorial Assistant in Modern and Contemporary Art at the High Museum. She has also held positions as the Commissioner’s Assistant for the U.S. Pavilion at the 2010 Venice Architecture Biennale, Gallery Assistant and a performance producer at Momentum Worldwide, a time-based media gallery based in Berlin, and Curatorial Assistant for ArtPod, a grassroots contemporary arts organization. In 2014, she additionally spearheaded an exhibition of paintings by Winston Churchill as Curator of the National Monuments Foundation, and in 2008 co-founded a 501(c)3 charity that address primary school policy and infrastructure needs across East Africa.
In the inaugural, 2014-2015 season of the NYU Curatorial Collaborative, Cook organized the exhibition I Would’ve Ripped It Out and Kept It Forever featuring the work of artists Hailey Kenton and Nora Normile.