Anthony Huberman has been named the new director of the CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts.
Currently founding director of The Artist’s Institute in New York, Huberman will oversee exhibitions and public programs at various venues on CCA’s San Francisco campus. He takes up his new post in August, succeeding Jens Hoffmann, CCA director from 2006 to 2012, who was recently appointed a deputy director at New York’s Jewish Museum.
In a press release, Huberman says, “It is a great honor and privilege to join the CCA Wattis Institute. I have followed its program for many years and have always been impressed with its willingness to take risks and test new ideas.”
Before taking up his post at the Artist’s Institute, which he opened in 2010 as a project with Hunter College-CUNY, Huberman was chief curator of the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis from 2007-10. He has previously worked as a curator at the Palais de Tokyo in Paris (2006-7) and at SculptureCenter in Long Island City, New York (2003-6), and as director of education and public programs at MoMA PS1 in Long Island City, New York (1999-2003). He has authored articles in publications including Artforum, Afterall, Mousse, and DotDotDot.