Manuela Paz, the former director of VIP relations for the Armory Show, has just been hired by the New Art Dealers Alliance, where she will serve as the group’s membership director. Read More
Sean Kelly Gallery announced today that it has added Betsy Bickar to its staff as a director focusing on the secondary market. She has previously worked at Pace Gallery and Andrea Rosen Gallery. Read More
Carla Camacho, who has acted as director of sales at Lehmann Maupin for the past seven years, is now a partner at the gallery. ”It’s been amazing to develop my career at the same time that Lehmann Maupin has had such tremendous growth,” said Ms. Camacho, who joined the gallery when it had a single location, in Chelsea. Since she arrived, Lehmann Maupin has opened branches on Chrystie Street on Manhattan’s Lower East Side and, last month, in Hong Kong. Read More
The Brazilian paper Folha reports that Charles Esche, the director of the Van Abbemuseum, in Eindhoven, the Netherlands, has been tapped to serve as curator of the 2014 São Paulo Bienal. The news comes to us via Artforum. According to the paper, Mr. Esche beat out four other competitors for the position. Read More
Team Gallery has been making moves! According to Team director Miriam Katzeff, the gallery now represents the artists Tabor Robak and Suzanne McClelland. Read More
The Liverpool Biennial announced today that it has selected Anthony Huberman and Mai Abu ElDahab to curate its eight edition, which will run in the fall of 2014.
It’s been a busy year for Mr. Huberman so far. Currently the director of CUNY’s Artist’s Institute, he was named director of the CCA Wattis Institute in San Francisco last month, and will take on the job in August. He has previously served as curator of the Palais de Tokyo in Paris and SculptureCenter in Long Island City. Read More
The Disjecta Contemporary Art Center, in Portland, Ore., announced today that it has selected Summer Guthery as curator-in-residence for its 2013–14 season. Read More
French President François Hollande has tapped the head of the Louvre’s department of Greek, Etruscan and Roman antiquities, Jean-Luc Martinez, who is trained as an archaeologist, to be the museum’s new director. The New York Times has the news. On April 15 Mr. Martinez will replace Henri Loyrette, who has held the post since 2001. Read More
Gallerist has learned from several independent sources that Paul Schimmel, former chief curator of the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art, is in late negotiations to join Hauser & Wirth gallery, which, according to sources, plans to open a branch in Los Angeles.
The gallery did not respond to a request for comment, and Mr. Schimmel has not yet returned a request for comment.
Paul Schimmel and the museum parted ways last summer. His departure brought wide criticism of the already embattled museum, which has been led by director Jeffrey Deitch since June 2010, and occasioned the departure of all four artist trustees. Since Mr. Schimmel left the museum, rumors have circulated in the art world as to where he would go, and there has been talk that several top-level galleries were interested in hiring him. Sources close to Mr. Schimmel have said that he preferred to stay in L.A. He has since been working as a co-director of the Mike Kelley Foundation. Read More