Andy Warhol Foundation Appoints Three New Board Members and Chair

The appointees span the worlds of art and finance.

Andy Warhol. Photo Hulton Archive / Staff/ Getty Images.
Andy Warhol. Photo Hulton Archive / Staff/ Getty Images.

The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts has appointed Igor DaCosta as board chair, as well as three new board members: Paul Ha, director of MIT List Visual Arts Center; Ruby Lerner, founding executive director of Creative Capital, and the critic and curator Anne Pasternak.

DaCosta comes from a financial background and is currently managing director of Portfolio Advisors. Prior to this, he was co-head of investment partners at Credit Suisse. He is also a board member of Contemporary Art Daily and has served as president of New York’s Artists Space in the past.

In a statement, Joel Wachs, president of the foundation, said the addition of Ha, Lerner, and Pasternak will bolster the strength of the board in two key constituencies of the foundation: artists and the non-profit art institutions that support them.

Wachs also expressed confidence that DaCosta will be an inspiring successor to the former board chair, Larry Rinder, who retired recently.

The new board members join a selection of artists and arts professionals, including artists Carrie Mae Weems and Catherine Opie, as well as curator Trevor Schoonmaker and Andy Warhol’s nephew, Donald Warhola.

The last big change at the board of the Andy Warhol Foundation was in 2014, which saw the appointment of outgoing chair Lawrence Rinder, and three new board members: the artists Shana Berger and Deborah Kass, and financier John Taft.

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