Friday, February 26
ICA Boston Names 2021 Recipients of James and Audrey Foster Prize
The Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, has revealed the 2021 recipients of its James and Audrey Foster Prize, which was established in 1999 to recognize the work of Boston-area artists. The recipients are Marlon Forrester, whose paintings, drawings, collages, and multimedia works focus on Black male figures; Eben Haines, who creates paintings, drawings, sculptures, and installations about the ways history is constructed; and Dell Marie Hamilton, who examines memory, gender, history, and citizenship in her practice that spans performance, video, painting, and photography. Work by the recipients will figure in an exhibition at the museum opening August 25.
ChertLüdde Adds Four Artists to Roster
The Berlin-based gallery ChertLüdde has added four artists to its roster: Rosemary Mayer, Vincent Trasov, Agnes Scherer, and Juan Antonio Olivares. Scherer’s first solo exhibition with the gallery will open in April, and Olivares will get his first solo exhibition at the gallery in September.
Thursday, February 25
Timothy Taylor Now Represents Honor Titus
Timothy Taylor, which maintains spaces in New York and London, now represents the Los Angeles–based artist Honor Titus. A musician and self-taught painter, Titus in his known for his portraits of figures depicted in moments of leisure or solitude, what he calls “fragmented street scenes.” Honor’s work has been featured in group exhibitions at Sade Gallery and Karma, New York, and he had his first solo exhibition at artist Henry Taylor’s gallery in Downtown Los Angeles in January 2020. Honor’s work is currently the subject of an exhibition at Timothy Taylor in New York through March 27. The gallery will present a solo booth of Honor’s paintings at Frieze London in October.
Curator Alana Hernandez Named Executive Director Phoenix Arts Nonprofit
The Phoenix-based arts nonprofit CALA Alliance (Celebración Artística de las Américas) has appointed Alana Hernandez as its next executive director and curator, beginning March 1. Hernandez was most recently an assistant curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, where she organized the group exhibition “To Tame a Wild Tongue: Art after Chicanismo” and “Experiments on Stone: Four Women Artists from the Tamarind Lithography Workshop.” As curatorial assistant at the Whitney Museum in New York, she worked on the institution’s “Vida Americana” and Grant Wood exhibitions.
Darren Bader Joins Société
The Berlin-based gallery Société now represents Darren Bader in collaboration with Andrew Kreps Gallery, Sadie Coles HQ, Galleria Franco Noero, and Blum & Poe. Bader, whose multifarious practice spans sculpture, video, performance, writing, and more, is recognized for his conceptually-minded, often wry installations of ineffable combinations of objects.
Hollis Taggart Now Represents Tim Kent
Tim Kent, who is known for his paintings of architectural spaces, has joined the contemporary program at the New York–based gallery Hollis Taggart. The artist’s work will figure in a group show at the gallery’s space in Southport, Connecticut later this year as well as a solo exhibition at its Chelsea flagship in March 2022. Kent has previously had solo presentations at Slag Gallery in New York, and he has solo exhibitions forthcoming at Patrick Mikhail Gallery in Montreal and Pilevneli Gallery in Istanbul.
Independent Curators International Announces Inaugural Curatorial Research Fellows
The New York–based arts nonprofit Independent Curators International has named the recipients of a new curatorial research fellowship program focused on supporting research and curatorial projects about communities that live along the Mississippi River. The fellows are Brandon Alvendia and Lydia Y. Nichols, who have both previously participated in ICI’s curatorial intensives in New Orleans. Alvendia will research artist-run alternative spaces, creative collaboration, and other DIY initiatives in the area, and Nichols will conduct environmental-ethnographic research on Black motherhood and mobility in communities from the Gulf to the Mississippi headwaters.
Wednesday, February 24
Creative Capital Names New President and Executive Director
The New York–based nonprofit Creative Capital has appointed Christine Kuan, who currently serves as CEO and director of Sotheby’s Institute of Art in New York, as its next president and executive director. She previously worked as chief curatorial officer and director of strategic partnerships at Artsy. Kuan will take up her new role on March 22.
Cameron Shaw Named Executive Director of CAAM
The California African American Museum in Los Angeles has appointed Cameron Shaw as the institution’s next executive director. Shaw has been CAAM’s deputy director and chief curator since 2019. During her tenure, she has made key hires at the museum, including bringing on Taylor Renee Aldridge as visual arts curator. With Yael Lipschutz, she is at work on the exhibition “World Without End: The George Washington Carver Project,” which will feature in the Getty Foundation’s 2024 Pacific Standard Time initiative.
Guggenheim Foundation Adds Two Trustees
The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation has elected two new trustees to its board: Thomas R. Ellis and Brian Robinson. Ellis is a cofounder of the asset management firm Cantillon Capital Management and is also on the board of the School of American Ballet at Lincoln Center. Robinson is a partner at Goldman Sachs, where he leads the firm’s prime brokerage sales division in the Americas.
Nicodim Gallery Now Represents Larry Madrigal
Larry Madrigal, who is known for his figurative paintings that explore the banality and volatility of daily life, has joined the Los Angeles–based gallery Nicodim. He has previously exhibited work at the Wausau Museum of Contemporary Art in Wisconsin, the Shemer Art Center and Museum in Phoenix, the Tuscon Museum of Art, and elsewhere.
Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen Recieven Gift of Federico Carasso
The Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen in Rotterdam has received a major gift of prints, drawings and collages by the late Italian-Dutch sculptor Federico “Fred” Carasso. Compiled over decades by the artist’s son, the bequest comprises more than 500 works on paper, including dozens of illustrations, figure studies, and colleges that track Carasso’s progression from Surrealism to Pop Art. Carasso spent a majority of his life in the Netherlands, and in 2011, the museum staged the first survey of his drawings.
Tuesday, February 23
Toronto Biennial of Art Postpones Second Edition
The Toronto Biennial of Art has announced that its second edition will be postponed due to coronavirus pandemic. Originally scheduled to run from September 25 to December 5, 2021, the Biennial is now slated to place March 26 to June 5, 2022 at multiple venues across the Canadian city. The third edition of the biennial will be rescheduled for fall 2024.
Monday, February 22
MFA Boston Acquires 48 Henryk Ross Photographs
Collector Howard Greenberg has donated 48 photographs by Henryk Ross to the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. The images depict life in the Lodz Ghetto in Poland during the Holocaust, and they range from official photographs taken for the ghetto’s department of statistics to unofficial ones captured secretly by Ross. The images were originally given by Ross to a fellow survivor or the Lodz Ghetto, who brought them to New York in 1947.
Phillips Appoints New Senior Vice President and Senior International Design Specialist
The auction house Phillips has appointed Beth Vilinsky as its new senior vice president and senior international design specialist for the Americas team. Vilinsky will be based in New York. A renowned expert in Tiffany glass, she joins Phillips from Christie’s, where she spent two decades collaborating on mid-century modern design sales. Vilinksy also spent five years at Bonhams and six years with her own consultancy group.
Aperture Foundation Names Seven New Board Members
The New York–based Aperture Foundation has made seven new appointments to its board of trustees. The new trustees are: Julie Bédard, head of Skadden’s International Litigation and Arbitration Group for the Americas; Kwame Samori Brathwaite, director of the Kwame Brathwaite Archive; artist Lyle Ashton Harris; photographer Lindsay McCrum; Colette Veasey-Cullors, photographer and founding associate vice president of the Center for Organizing, Representation and Empowerment at Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore; Casey Taylor Weyand, managing director at Morgan Stanley in New York City; and Deborah Willis, professor and chair of the department of photography and imaging at the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University. They will join the organization’s board in April.