Andria Hickey, who is currently the Senior Curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) Cleveland, will be joining Pace Gallery as the new Senior Director and Curator in September 2018. Hickey will be working collaboratively with the international leadership team at Pace. The team is headed and directed by the President and CEO Marc Glimcher with whom Hickey will be able to help shape the dynamic worldwide exhibition program of the gallery.
President and CEO of Pace, Marc Glimcher said: “Over the last 10 years, Pace has expanded its presence across the world, both through new gallery spaces in cities like Palo Alto, Geneva, and Seoul, as well as major art fairs and biennials from Hong Kong to London to Mexico City. As we’ve grown, we’ve learned how vital it is that in each and every community Pace engages with, we share the unparalleled level of artistic innovation and superior quality that has distinguished Pace since its founding nearly 60 years ago. We are thrilled to have Andria join Pace to continue to advance a global program grounded in ambition and inspiration.
Andria Hickey will bring about her unique approach to the program and will develop it from both within and beyond the exhibition space of the gallery. She will be responsible for advancing the appreciation of the major twentieth century and twenty-first century artists engaging with them and their estates who will be represented by Pace.”
“She brings with her an invaluable depth of experience and passion for working collaboratively with artists, curators, and institutions to realize exhibitions and public art projects that have provoked new thinking on the art of the twentieth century, as well as shined a spotlight on artists at the vanguard,” adds Marc Glimcher. “We celebrate this curatorial approach at Pace and look forward to welcoming Andria to the family.”
Andria Hickey shared her response, saying: “I admire the depth and rigor of Pace’s exceptional program and I am inspired by the artists they have nurtured and supported throughout the years. I’ve worked in many different kinds of art institutions, from collecting museums to artist-run spaces, and as a curator I’ve striven for new and meaningful ways to both support and collaborate with artists. I am inspired by Pace’s remarkable legacy and excited to play a role in the gallery’s innovative approach to the ever-changing landscape of today’s art world. It is with great enthusiasm that I look forward to advancing the gallery’s global curatorial vision, together with Marc and the leadership team.”
Andria Hickey has been invested in shaping up the artistic vision of MOCA Cleveland’s program since 2016, curating exhibitions by Adam Pendleton, Lisa Oppenheim, Phil Collins, Claudia Comte, Tauba Auerbach and Eliane Radigue. She has also involved her wits in the curation of the large-scale group show “A Poet*hical Wager,” which explored the relationship between abstraction and ethics. Another of her most recent endeavors include organizing MOCA Cleveland’s institution-wide collaboration with FRONT International: Cleveland’s Triennial for Contemporary Art. The show is awaiting its opening on July 14 and will feature projects with Martine Syms, Walter Price, Josh Kline, and Cyprien Gaillard, among others.
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