Artpace, in San Antonio, Texas, announced today that Veronique Le Melle will be the the nonprofit contemporary art space’s new executive director. Le Melle is slated to start on January 18 of next year.
Much of Le Melle’s career has been spent working at arts nonprofits. She comes from the Boston Center for the Arts, where she was the executive director since 2009. (She announced that she was stepping down from her position in August.) Prior to her time in Boston, Le Melle was also the executive director of the Louisiana Division of the Arts from 2005 through 2008.
Founded in 1995 by collector Linda Pace, Artpace devotes much of its space to exhibiting work by contemporary artists, as chosen by such guest curators as Robert Storr, Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev, and Cecilia Alemani. The gallery also has an international artist-in-residence program and hosts many arts-related events throughout the year.
“I am excited to join the Artpace team and am already passionate about its mission to support the creative process,” Le Melle said in a statement. “I’m also eager to immerse myself into the larger arts ecology of San Antonio, which is such a creative and vibrant community.”