Catherine de Zegher appointed curator of the 5th Moscow Biennale 2013

According to a press release sent out May 29, Catherine de Zegher has been selected as the curator for the 5th Moscow Biennale, taking place in 2013.

A guest curator in the Drawings Department of the MoMA and former director of the Drawing Center, de Zegher is one of two curators of the 18th Sydney Biennale in 2012 and is set to curate the Australian Pavilion of the 55th Venice Biennale in 2013.

Her strong background in drawing could have interesting resonance within Moscow, whose own recent history is so weighted towards graphics and illustration (whether we are talking the Russian Avant Garde, Socialist Realism or Moscow Conceptualism.)

More intriguingly, de Zegher was one of the editors of MIT Press’s 2011 volume, Women Artists at the Millenium, and has previously written on Martha Rosler and curated a show of Eva Hesse’s drawings. This could be very nice for the Moscow Biennale, whose previous editions have been curated by Peter Wiebel (2011) and Jean-Hubert Martin (2009.)

Congratulations both to de Zegher and to the Moscow Biennale for this selection!

This entry was posted in Moscow and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink.

10 Responses to Catherine de Zegher appointed curator of the 5th Moscow Biennale 2013

  1. Pingback: NEWS: Renaissance Society’s Executive Director to Step Down | The Daily Grist

  2. Pingback: NEWS: Tate Receives Major Donation | The Daily Grist

  3. Pingback: NEWS: Bill Culbert to Represent New Zealand at Venice Biennale | The Daily Grist

  4. Pingback: NEWS: Cécile B. Evans Wins Emdash Award | The Daily Grist

  5. Pingback: The 18th Biennale of Sydney opens (a taste of what’s to come for Moscow?) | Baibakov Art Projects

  6. Pingback: 90 million rubles (and a host of expectations) set aside for the 5th Moscow Biennale | Baibakov Art Projects

  7. Pingback: Are you Barbarian? Curator Fulya Erdemci puts out a call for the 13th Istanbul Biennial | Baibakov Art Projects

  8. Pingback: The 5th Moscow Biennale lets a little Light in | Baibakov Art Projects

  9. Pingback: Catherine de Zegher releases her full artist roster for “More Light,” the 5th Moscow Biennale | Baibakov Art Projects

  10. Pingback: A Tale of Two Biennales: Istanbul and Moscow | Baibakov Art Projects

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s