Saturday, 21 September 2013

The Hepworth Wakefield appoints new chief

The Hepworth Wakefield has appointed Andrew Bonacina as its new chief curator and will play a lead role in the artistic programming of the gallery.

As the former curator of International Project Space in Birmingham, Andrew built on his reputation for working with artists at a pivotal stage in their careers including Andrea Büttner, Cally Spooner, Laure Prouvost and Redmond Entwistle.

As director and founder of the non-profit curatorial organisation The Island, he curated projects at The Clocktower Gallery in New York, Whitstable Biennial 2012 and Art Dubai Special Projects (UAE).

Andrew Bonacina said: “In only two years The Hepworth Wakefield has firmly established itself as one of the most significant new galleries in the UK.

“I’m delighted to be joining the team at this exciting moment and look forward to working on its increasingly ambitious programme of historical and contemporary exhibitions.”

Simon Wallis, Director of The Hepworth Wakefield said: “I’m delighted to welcome Andrew to the team at this exciting time with the gallery expanding its existing offer with the opening of The Calder and the further development of the Yorkshire Sculpture Triangle.

“The exhibitions and events programme in our new contemporary art space will provide even more opportunities for creative collaborations and to engage with a wider audience. Andrew’s expertise will contribute significantly to helping us to realise this.”

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