Hauser & Wirth, a world-class gallery with locations in London, Somerset, Zurich, St. Moritz, New York, Los Angeles, and Hong Kong, just announced the participants for its 2019 International Curatorial Residency at Somerset, which invites five highly esteemed curators to spend five days immersed in the culture and programming of its gallery.
The week-long residency ends on July 5th in a public symposium entitled ‘Curating Private Art Collections’ exploring the practicalities, pleasures, and politics of curating private collections in today’s cultural landscape, and what it means for the future.
Wendy Chang – Director, the rennie collection, Vancouver, Canada
Caroline Bourgeois – Principle Curator, The Pinault Collection, Venice, Italy
Jenny Moore – Director, The Chinati Foundation, Marfa, Texas
Skarlet Smatana – Director, George Economou Collection, Athens, Greece
Jiyoon Lee – Founding Director, SUUM, Seoul, Korea
Louisa Buck (Symposium Chair) – Art critic and journalist
Congratulations to all the global curators who were selected to participate in this year's International Curatorial Residency. To our Director of the rennie collection, Wendy Chang, we're thrilled for your adventure to London and the experience you will gain.
Wendy Chang has been the Director of the rennie collection since 2006 and is Founding Director of the rennie museum. She formalised operations of the collection and established all aspects of the museum’s operations to support the bold and rapid growth of both. Under her stewardship, the museum has staged a diverse array of complex exhibitions with artists such as Martin Creed, Lara Favaretto, Mona Hatoum, and Kerry James Marshall. To realise the museum’s mandate of providing accessibility to arts and culture, she developed its internship, education and engagement programs. She also serves as catalogue series editor and lead designer, overseeing all facets of the publication program.