The Contemporary Arts Center of Cincinnati, Ohio, has announced the appointment of Steven Matijico as its new curator. Matijcio has served as curator of contemporary art at the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, Winston-Salem, N.C., since 2008. Matijcio’s hire comes after assistant curator Justine Ludwig stepped down to a part-time adjunct position in September to pursue a graduate degree at Goldsmiths, University of London.
A graduate of the University of Toronto and the Bard College Center for Curatorial Studies, Annandale-on-Hudson, N.Y., Matijico has also worked at the Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery, Toronto, and the National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, among other institutions. His notable achievements include being awarded the 2010 Emily Hall Tremaine Exhibition Award for his project “paperless” and serving as curator of the fourth Narracje Festival in Gdansk, Poland, in 2012.
CAC’s director and chief curator, Raphaela Platow, spoke highly of her new colleague in a press release: “His commitment to broadening access to contemporary art, his global curatorial perspective and his proven skill in successfully combining the two to the benefit of the audience aligns with the Contemporary Art Center’s goals perfectly.”
“A major part of this effort will be to embrace the philosophy of CAC’s urban carpet in its downtown location, continuing to create a dialogue and synergy with Cincinnati and its people,” said Matijcio.
The CAC was founded in November 1939 as the Modern Art Society in Cincinnati, Ohio. Matijcio will join its staff on June 3.