Modern Art Oxford appoints David Thorp as Interim Director

Modern Art Oxford announce the appointment of David Thorp as Interim Director.

Currently Associate Director for Artes Mundi, David is a well-respected curator and director who held directorial positions at South London Gallery, The Showroom and Chisenhale Gallery, he was Curator of Contemporary Projects at The Henry Moore Foundation and has curated shows at the Royal Academy and PS1 MoMA New York among many others.

David has been appointed following the death of Modern Art Oxford’s Director, Michael Stanley in late September.

Chair of the Trustees, David Isaac said today, “David has the experience to lead the gallery as Interim Director during this difficult time and to support the staff to deliver Modern Art Oxford’s programme of exhibitions and strategic projects. Recruitment for a new Director will commence in late 2012”

David will work with Trustees and the senior management team at Modern Art Oxford to ensure the continued smooth running of the gallery focusing on strategic work, including plans for the gallery’s 50th anniversary in 2015. He will take up the position in late October 2012. –