Vincent Honoré and Cliff Lauson have been appointed senior curators of the Hayward Gallery at London’s Southbank Centre. The pair will start at the museum later this fall following the departure of Stephanie Rosenthal, who is leaving her post as chief curator to become director of the Martin-Gropius Bau museum.
Since 2007, Honoré has been the chief curator at the David Roberts Art Foundation. He has helped oversee the foundation’s public programming and has curated solo shows for Fiona Banner, Huma Bhabha, and Rosemary Trockel, among others. Prior to that, Honoré was an assistant curator at the Palais de Tokyo and Tate Modern. He was also recently made the artistic director for the 13th Baltic Triennial, which opens in May 2018.
Lauson has been a curator at the Hayward Gallery since 2009. In that time, he has organized solo exhibitions for a number of artists, including Martin Creed, Ernesto Neto, Tracey Emin, and David Shrigley. Lauson was previously an assistant curator at Tate Modern, and is currently a member of the British Council Collection Acquisitions Advisory Group.
In a statement, Hayward Gallery director Ralph Rugoff said that “it is a very exciting period in the gallery’s history,” referring to the 50th anniversary and the re-opening of the space following a two-year refurbishment. The occasion will be marked with the curators’ first outing at the gallery: a solo exhibition of work by Andreas Gursky, which opens in January 2018.