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News: AGO announces new director of exhibitions

Catherine de Zegher, former executive director of The Drawing Center in New York, has joined the Art Gallery of Ontario as director of exhibitions and publications, overseeing the Gallery’s ambitious development of these key programs.

“I hope to ensure that the new AGO uses its incredible collection and establishes an inspired exhibition program to reflect a diversity of artists and ideas,” says de Zegher.

VoCA says: Yes!!


Catherine de Zegher. Image: artonpaper.com

Her passion for connecting historical and contemporary themes was a hallmark of de Zegher’s work at The Drawing Center, the only nonprofit institution in the United States to focus on the exhibition of drawings by established and emerging artists.


The Julian Opie installation in the AGO, 2006. Image: lissongallery.com

De Zegher was the co-founder and director of the Kanaal Art Foundation in Kortrijk, Belgium.

She curated many acclaimed exhibitions, such as America: Bride of the Sun. 500 Years of Latin America and the Low Countries (1992) at the Royal Museum of Fine Art, Antwerp, and Inside the Visible: An Elliptical Traverse of Twentieth-Century Art in, of, and from the Feminine (1994–1996) at the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston.

Her most recent curatorial and editorial work includes Eva Hesse Drawing (2006); 3 x Abstraction: New Methods of Drawing by Hilma af Klint, Emma Kunz, and Agnes Martin (2005); Richard Tuttle: It’s a Room for 3 People (2005); The Stage of Drawing: Gesture and Act. Selected from the Tate Collection (2003); and Anna Maria Maiolino: A Life Line/Vida Afora (2002).

Catherine de Zegher has received four best show awards from the International Association of Art Critics (AICA) and the Association of Art Museum Curators (AAMC). S

he is the author and editor of numerous books; her most recent publication is Women Artists at the Millennium, co-edited with Carol Armstrong and published by MIT Press.

Recipient of the Arts Writers Grant of Creative Capital/Andy Warhol Foundation, she is currently writing a book on contemporary drawing.

One Response to “News: AGO announces new director of exhibitions”

  1. LZG says:

    High time!
    Hope she spawns Canadian clones of herself while she’s here.
    Much success to her,
    LZG

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