David van der Leer, formerly the co-curator of the BMW Guggenheim Lab, jointly headed the curatorial team of the BMW Guggenheim Lab until early 2013. He also worked on the exhibitions Frank Lloyd Wright: From Within Outward and Contemplating the Void: Interventions in the Guggenheim Museum, and in May 2011 his Intervals exhibition with the San Francisco–based collective Futurefarmers opened to the public in New York City. In addition, he curated stillspotting nyc, a two-year multidisciplinary project that took the Guggenheim Museum’s Architecture and Urban Studies programming into the streets of New York City's five boroughs, hoping to find special moments of stillness and repose. He has also lectured internationally on architectural theory and is a regular contributor to publications such as Domus, Mark, The Architect's Newspaper, Azure, and PIN-UP. He currently holds the position of executive director at the Van Alen Institute.