As Executive Director of Rhizome, Lauren Cornell oversees and develops the organization's programs all of which serve to promote and contextualize new media art. Before starting with Rhizome in May 2005, Cornell worked as curator, writer and arts administrator in New York. She worked in the Andy Warhol Film Project at the Whitney Museum, and from 2002-2004, she served as Executive Director of Ocularis, an organization dedicated to artists' film and video. Cornell also worked as a youth media educator and organizer at various schools and community centers around New York. Her writing on contemporary art, experimental film and new media has been published in a range of international publications and online art resources. She has curated screenings, exhibitions or performances at venues including The Kitchen, Andrew Kreps Gallery, Foxy Production, Participant Inc, the New Museum of Contemporary Art in New York, The Institute of Contemporary Art in London and the Contemporary Center for Art in Warsaw.