Socrates Sculpture Park announced today that Jess Wilcox will be the outdoor Queens museum’s new director of exhibitions, effective immediately. She’ll be leaving her position as the Brooklyn Museum’s Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art programs coordinator, which she has held for four and a half years.
In her time at the Brooklyn Museum, Wilcox notably organized the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center’s annual Women in the Arts talks and an outdoor Judy Chicago sculpture project that was exhibited in Prospect Park. She also co-curated the museum’s current show “Agitprop!” which focuses on politicized artists working outside the confines of arts institutions.
Over the past decade, Wilcox has also held various positions at Performa, MoMA, Storm King Art Center, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and staged projects for Artists Space, Sculpture Center, and The Kitchen, among others. Aside from curating, Wilcox has also done interviews and reviews for Art in America and Artforum.