Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA) Appoints New Executive Director

The Council of the ICA announce the appointment of Gregor Muir as the new Executive Director of the ICA. He will take up his post on 7 February 2011.

Gregor has, since 2004, been the Director of Hauser & Wirth London, organising exhibitions in London, Zurich and New York with artists such as Francis Picabia, Louise Bourgeois and Henry Moore, as well as emerging artists including Jakub Julian Ziolkowski, Anj Smith, Monika Sosnowska and Zhang Enli.

For 3 years he held the role of Kramlich Curator of Contemporary Art at Tate where he co-curated ‘Time Zones’ at Tate Modern dedicated to the moving image, and ‘In-a-Gadda-da-Vida’ with Damien Hirst, Angus Fairhurst and Sarah Lucas at Tate Britain. He also worked on film and video acquisitions for Tate Collections, and curated collection displays of contemporary art including a special focus on Robert Morris’s 1971 Tate Gallery exhibition and Carl Andre’s Equivalent series.

In 1997, Gregor founded Lux Gallery in Hoxton Square in the newly emerging cultural quarter of Shoreditch, with shows by Kutlug Ataman, Carsten Höller and Jane & Louise Wilson. Also in 1997 he co-curated ‘Assuming Positions’ at the ICA with works by Jorge Pardo, Tobias Rehberger and Piotr Uklanski. Prior to this he curated touring programmes of film and video art, including works by Tacita Dean, Peter Doig and Gillian Wearing. In 1994 he curated ‘Liar’, featuring works by Cerith Wyn Evans and Jake and Dinos Chapman.
The Council of the ICA are looking forward to a period of exciting change, with Gregor bringing many years of experience from both public and private sectors, at a time when knowledge of both is so important. Gregor will once again place artists at the heart of the ICA, giving them a voice, making it a forum for the exploration and discussion of new ideas.

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