Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago (MCA) Names Dieter Roelstraete as Senior Curator

Dieter Roelstraete has been appointed as the Manilow senior curator of the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago (MCA), effective of February 2012. Roelstraete is currently the curator of the Museum of Contemporary Art in Antwerp, Belgium, where he has worked since 2003.

“Dieter is a wildly productive and extraordinarily smart curator who has addressed a wide range of art—geographically, generationally, materially—in his writings and exhibitions over the past several years,” says Michael Darling, chief curator at the MCA. “We felt his range of knowledge and broad curiosity would be perfect for the MCA in our attempt to cast as wide a net as possible in seeking out the most compelling art from around the world. Importantly, I first started hearing about him from artists who found in him a sympathetic and intelligent translator of their projects, and that kind of endorsement is very important to us. He brings with him an international network which will extend the MCA’s reach far beyond Chicago—but at the end of the day, he is also a really charming person who we are all very much looking forward to working with.”

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