Peter Eleey joined MoMA PS1 as Curator in 2010, and was named Chief Curator in 2016. He has organized more than 30 exhibitions at the museum, including premiere presentations of Ed Atkins, Darren Bader, Sascha Braunig, Ian Cheng, Matt Connors, and Metahaven; as well as surveys of Huma Bhabha, James Lee Byars (with Magali Arriola), Simon Denny, Lara Favaretto, Maureen Gallace, George Kuchar, Maria Lassnig, Mark Leckey (with Stuart Comer), Thomas Lanigan-Schmidt, Henry Taylor (with Laura Hoptman) and Cathy Wilkes. Sturtevant: Double Trouble, which he organized at The Museum of Modern Art, traveled to The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles. Mr. Eleey also curated September 11, a group exhibition organized on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the 2001 terrorist attacks, and led the curatorial team for the most recent edition of Greater New York, in 2015. Additionally, Mr. Eleey leads the Elaine Dannheisser Projects Series.
From 2007 through 2010, Mr. Eleey was Curator of Visual Arts at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, where he organized exhibitions with Trisha Brown and Goshka Macuga, along with the group shows The Quick and the Dead and The Talent Show. Before joining the Walker, he was Curator and Producer at Creative Time, overseeing major commissions, performances, and exhibitions at sites around New York. Mr. Eleey has served as a critic at Bard Center for Curatorial Studies; New York University; Royal Institute of Art, Stockholm; and Yale School of Art; and contributed to periodicals including Artforum, Frieze, Afterall, and Mousse. He received a BA with honors in history of art from Yale University.