Jenny He has curated film programs and gallery exhibitions for institutions including the Museum of Modern Art, the 92Y Tribeca Gallery, and the Museum of the Moving Image in New York; the Australian Centre for the Moving Image in Melbourne; the Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Cinémathèque Française in Paris; and the Deutsche Kinemathek (formerly Filmmuseum Berlin).
Her exhibitions include Crafting Genre: Kathryn Bigelow (2011), named one of the best art shows of 2011 by the Village Voice, and Tim Burton (2009–2010), the third-highest attended exhibition in MoMA’s history. Her other exhibitions for MoMA include ContemporAsian (2012); Tracey Moffatt (2012); Filmmaker in Focus: Philip Kaufman (2012); Lillian Gish (2010); Tim Burton and the Lurid Beauty of Monsters (2009–2010); Batiste Madalena and the Cinema of the 1920s (2008–2009); Collaborations in the Collection: The Coen Brothers (2008); New Acquisitions: Robert Altman (2007); and Pixar: 20 Years of Animation (2005–2006).
She has co-authored Tim Burton (MoMA, 2009), an exhibition catalog; and contributed essays to MoMA Highlights (MoMA, 2013), a catalog of the museum’s most notable works, Colour in Time (ArtEZ Press, 2011), a study of color in design, architecture and film, and Modern Women (MoMA, 2010), an anthology on women artists. She has also executive-produced several documentaries including Elizabeth Murray (2006) and Richard Serra, Sculpture: Forty Years (2007).
In addition, she has served as the Programming Director for the South Asian International Film Festival; on juries for the Black Maria Film + Video Festival, the Student Academy Awards, the Women and Fashion FilmFest, Camerimage, the International Film Festival on the Art of Cinematography, the Art of Creativity Awards, and Ilustrarte, the International Biennial of Illustration; and as a graduate of Wesleyan University and its well-known film program, a member of the Wesleyan Film Board.
Her current exhibition, The World of Tim Burton, is traveling internationally. Tour schedule: City Gallery Prague: The Stone Bell in the Czech Republic (March 28–August 3, 2014), the Mori Arts Gallery in Tokyo, Japan (November 1, 2014–January 4, 2015), the Grand Front Osaka: Knowledge Capital Event Lab in Japan (February 27–April 19, 2015), the Max Ernst Museum in Brühl, Germany (August 16, 2015–January 3, 2016), the Museum of Image and Sound in São Paulo, Brazil (February 3–June 5, 2016), the Lafayette Art and Design Center in Shanghai, China (June 26–October 10, 2016), ArtisTree, Taikoo Place in Hong Kong (November 5, 2016–January 23, 2017), Museo Franz Mayer in Mexico City, Mexico (December 6, 2017–April 8, 2018), and C-mine Cultural Center in Genk, Belgium (August 15–November 28, 2018).
Other exhibitions include The Lurid Beauty of Monsters: Ten Years of The Art of Tim Burton at the Bank of Brazil Cultural Center in Brasilia (May 28–August 11, 2019) and Tim Burton @ The Neon Museum in Las Vegas (October 15, 2019–February 15, 2020).
Selected Media Interviews:
CBS This Morning, “Lost Vegas: Tim Burton @ The Neon Museum”
The World of Tim Burton, C-mine Cultural Center, Genk, Belgium
Charlie Rose, “Tim Burton at the MoMA”