Curators Clara M. Kim and Nancy Ireson Join London’s Tate Modern
The American curators bring a wealth of experience to London.
The Tate Modern announced yesterday that two new American curators will join the museum staff.
Clara M. Kim has been appointed as the senior curator for international art, and Nancy Ireson has been appointed as curator of international art.
According to Artforum, Kim previously worked as a senior curator at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, where she was involved in organizing a mid-career survey of Abraham Cruzvillegas. Kim also spent eight years at REDCAT in Los Angeles where she worked as gallery director and curator (2008–11).
The Los Angeles curator also organized the Spotlight section at Frieze Masters in London and Frieze New York, a section of the fair dedicated to solo presentations of 20th century artists.
In her new position, Kim will focus on art from Africa, Asia, and the Middle East.
Ireson joins the Tate Modern from the Art Institute of Chicago, where she has worked as the associate curator since 2013. She organized “Temptation! The Demons of James Ensor,” in association with the Getty Museum during her time at the institute.
Ireson will be tasked with devising new exhibitions for the Tate Modern, as well as researching and facilitating new acquisitions for the museum.
The pair join the museum at an exciting time. The institution’s $400 million Herzog & de Meuron designed extension is due to open on June 17, 2016. The expansion increases the museum’s floor space by 60 percent, and will reopen to the public with a complete rehang.
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