MOCA Cleveland announced today that Andria Hickey will now be a senior curator at the museum. She is expected to start her new position there in September.
Hickey comes from the Public Art Fund, where she was recently promoted to curator. There, she organized shows of work by Danh Vo, Hank Willis Thomas, and Oscar Tuazon, among others. Prior to starting at the Public Art Fund as an associate curator in 2011, she held positions at Art in General in New York and the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis.
In her position at MOCA Cleveland, Hickey will oversee a staff of four. Together, they will build out the museum’s exhibition program.
“I am thrilled to be joining MOCA,” Hickey said in a statement. “With the museum’s growing programmatic reach and dedication to artists and community-building, this is a fantastic opportunity to create meaningful exchange with a broader global art world. I look forward to working with the institution to create a platform for artistic research, cross-disciplinary experimentation and civic engagement. Now more than ever museums like MOCA are spaces that can position contemporary art as a vehicle for dialogue, actively responding to the changing needs of artists both near and far.”