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Remai Modern’s CEO, Gregory Burke, Is Under Investigation for Alleged Workplace Harassment

Gregory Burke.

COURTESY THE REMAI MODERN

The CEO of Saskatoon, Canada’s Remai Modern, Gregory Burke, is under investigation by the Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission for alleged workplace harassment after a complaint was filed by a former female coworker, according to CBC News.

Burke announced his resignation from Remai Modern last December to become director of the Auckland Art Gallery in New Zealand. His last day with the museum is March 15.

CBC obtained a document with the complaint that was filed by the former coworker, and the defendant’s lawyer confirmed its existence. The Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission could neither confirm nor deny the existence of the complaint due to their privacy policy.

The commission’s investigator, Lewanna Dubray, said in the document, “My aim investigating this complaint is to determine the facts and gather relevant perspectives on the situation.”

On Monday, March 11 Burke responded via email to ARTnews: “I am aware of an unproven allegation against me that dates back to 2013 and was filed in 2016. I continue to cooperate fully and engage actively in the process. I am eager to clear any speculation of wrongdoing since the allegation has been incorrectly characterized in media reports. However, given the sensitivities involved, I am unable to speak publicly on the matter until the process has concluded. I appreciate the messages of support that I have received to date and will provide further comment in the very near future.”

ARTnews has reached out to the Remai, and the post will be updated when we hear back.

Update, March 11: A statement from Gregory Burke has been added to this post.

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