New York’s Public Art Fund announced today that Emma Enderby, formerly the exhibitions curator at London’s Serpentine Galleries, has joined its staff as an associate curator. Andria Hickey, meanwhile, who used to hold Enderby’s new post, has now been promoted to curator.
At the Serpentine, Enderby worked on several exhibitions, notable among them shows of work by Trisha Donnelly and Leon Golub. But arguably no show that Enderby worked on got more attention than the Serpentine’s current exhibition “Rachel Rose: Palisades,” which has received almost universal praise. Enderby also co-curated the 2014 and 2015 Serpentine Pavilion commissions, by Smiljan Radić and SelgasCano, respectively.
Enderby joins during a period of expansion at the Public Art Fund, which, since Nicholas Baume joined as director in 2009, has more than doubled its staff. Recent projects by the Public Art Fund have received critical attention, in particular Hank Willis Thomas’s Truth Booth. Next year, the Public Art Fund will likely continue that trend as it preps projects by Fischli/Weiss and Isa Genzken.
“Public Art Fund was founded by Doris C. Freedman in 1977 with a goal of making great works of contemporary art freely available to the broad public,” Baume said in a statement. “Since then, New Yorkers have come to expect that significant artworks by important artists will populate their neighborhoods; it’s one of the things that makes New York such an exciting and vibrant place to live and visit. Our increased capacity and expanded program have enabled us to impact larger audiences and offer them the chance to explore the city through the eyes of a broader and more diverse range of artists and perspectives.”