John Rasmussen is Midway Contemporary Art's executive director. He founded the organization in 2001. Since then he has organized more than 60 exhibitions there, many of which have been United States institutional premieres. Among the artists he's worked with are Matthew Buckingham, Omer Fast, Peter Friedl, GuytonWalker, Lisa Lapinski, Kalup Linzy, Michaela Meise, Karthik Pandian, and Gedi Sibony. In 2010, he guest-curated the group show The Mass Ornament for Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York. Prior to his work at Midway, Rasmussen was an exhibiting artist. He served on the Center's exhibitions panel in 2011 and an exhibitions LOI panelist in 2013.