31 May – 4 June, Andria Hickey
Senior Curator MOCA Cleveland, Ohio, US
Andria Hickey will start her position as senior curator in September 2016.
In her new position at MOCA Cleveland Hickey will, together with her staff, build out the museum’s exhibition program.
Cleveland’s Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) plays an urgent and exciting role in the city’s cultural landscape. As a non-collecting institution and the region’s only contemporary art museum, MOCA is introducing new exhibitions three times a year and creating new experiences for visitors each season. Since its founding in 1968, MOCA has presented the works of more than 2,000 artists, often through artists’ first solo shows.
Between 2011-2016, she has been a curator at the Public Art Fund where she curated public art projects with artists such as Danh Vo, Sam Falls, Katharina Grosse, Olaf Breuning, Monika Sosnowska, and Oscar Tuazon as well as group exhibitions in city parks such as Image Objects (2015); Lightness of Being (2014); Configurations (2013); and A Promise Is a Cloud (2012). Previously, Andria was Curator at Art in General (2010-2011) and Curatorial Fellow in Visual Arts at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis (2007-2010). While at the Walker, she collaborated on exhibitions and publications including The Quick and the Dead (2008), Haegue Yang: Integrity of the Insider (2009), and Yves Klein: With the Void, Full Powers (2010), among others. Her current projects include Hank Willis Thomas: The Truth is I See You, on view at Metrotech Commons in Downtown Brooklyn until June 4; and the large-scale mural, How To Work Better, by Fischli Weiss on view on Houston Street, New York until May 1, 2016. She has contributed texts to a variety of publications and pursues independent curatorial projects, most recently curating the group show, Objects Food Rooms, at Tanya Bonakdar Gallery in 2015.
The visit is planned in collaboration with Consulate General of the Netherlands in New York.