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Asked to Name an Artwork She'd Want to Live With, Curator Zoé Whitley Immediately Thought of a 1973 Alma Thomas Painting

Asked to Name an Artwork She’d Want to Live With, Curator Zoé Whitley Immediately Thought of a 1973 Alma Thomas Painting

  MUSEUM CURATORS are constantly immersed in art, which might make it a challenge to choose one single work to which they are particularly drawn. When asked to name an artwork she’d want to live with, Zoé Whitley thought about the spring tones of a stunning abstract painting made half a century ago. “I don’t...
Zoé Whitley Tapped as Director of London's Chisenhale Gallery

Zoé Whitley Tapped as Director of London’s Chisenhale Gallery

  CHISENHALE GALLERY in London’s East End has hired Zoé Whitley as its next leader. An American-born curator, over nearly two decades, Whitley has built a formidable career based in London, producing insightful, innovative, and inclusive exhibitions and programming at major UK museums and galleries. Whitley has been serving as senior curator at Hayward Gallery...
58th Venice Biennale: After Co-Organizing 'Soul of a Nation,' Zoé Whitley Was Tapped to Curate the British Pavilion

58th Venice Biennale: After Co-Organizing ‘Soul of a Nation,’ Zoé Whitley Was Tapped to Curate the British Pavilion

Curator Zoé Whitley   THE BRITISH PAVILION at the 58th Venice Biennale features a new body of work by Irish artist Cathy Wilkes. Conceptual and figurative sculptures, a spare selection of household objects, and abstracted landscape paintings are installed in a series of six pristine galleries flooded with natural light. She’s created narrative moments and...
Latest News in African American Art: Rashid Johnson's 'Native Son' Acquired by HBO, David  Hammons Exhibition Planned at Hauser & Wirth L.A. & More

Latest News in African American Art: Rashid Johnson’s ‘Native Son’ Acquired by HBO, David Hammons Exhibition Planned at Hauser & Wirth L.A. & More

Director Rashid Johnson at Sundance   The following review of the past week or so presents a snapshot of the latest news in African American art and related culture:   Prioritizing Museum Board Diversity The American Alliance of Museums (AAM) is launching a three-year, $4 million initiative designed to diversify museum boards and leadership. A...
Next: 28 Art Curators to Watch Who Took on New Appointments in 2018

Next: 28 Art Curators to Watch Who Took on New Appointments in 2018

  A SELECT GROUP OF BLACK CURATORS is making significant contributions to the museum field—collaborating with artists, organizing important exhibitions, shaping collections and programming, and taking advantage of opportunities to lend their expertise beyond their institutions. Their representation is growing, slowly, but their presence and achievements remain rare. On the American museum front, among curators,...
Latest News in African American Art: New-York Historical Society Exploring Race in America, Frieze London Spotlighting Women Artists

Latest News in African American Art: New-York Historical Society Exploring Race in America, Frieze London Spotlighting Women Artists

Front row, from left, Melanie Keen, Amira Gad, and Zoe Whitley (second from right), are among the UK curators selecting women artists for a special section at Frieze London. | Photo by Tom Jamieson, Frieze London   The following review of the past week or so presents a snapshot of the latest news in African...
The Week in African American Art: Zoé Whitley Named Curator of British Pavilion at 2019 Venice Biennale & More

The Week in African American Art: Zoé Whitley Named Curator of British Pavilion at 2019 Venice Biennale & More

Zoé Whitley to curate British Pavilion at 2019 Venice Biennale. | Photo by Andrew Dunkley, Tate Photography   The following review of the past week presents a snapshot of the latest news in African American art and related culture:   APPOINTMENTS British Pavilion at Venice Biennale Zoé Whitley is curating the British Pavilion at the...