Russell Ferguson is Chair of the Department of Art at UCLA. From 2001 to 2007, he was Deputy Director for Exhibitions and Programs, and Chief Curator, at the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, where he remains an adjunct curator. He has curated solo exhibitions by Larry Johnson, Francis Alys, Wolfgang Tillmans, Patty Chang, and Christian Marclay, among others. Ferguson has also written about the work of many contemporary artists, including Roy Arden, John Baldessari, Tony Feher, Rodney Graham, Nikki Lee, Damian Ortega, and Gillian Wearing.