Art Gallery of Ontario Appoints Heidi Reitmaier New Deputy Director

Heidi Reitmaier has been appointed the deputy director and chief of public programming and learning at the Art Gallery of Ontario. Reitmaier, who currently serves as the executive director and CEO of the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) Toronto, will begin her tenure in early 2019.

At MOCA Toronto, Reitmaier has spearheaded a $25 million capital campaign, a new vision for the museum’s membership and artistic program, and the completion of the institution’s new 55,000-square-foot building, which reopened to critical praise in September.

Previously, Reitmaier served as the director of learning and public programming at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago for five years and held other positions at the Vancouver Art Gallery and the Tate Gallery, London. She has also taught fine art and critical theory at the University of Portsmouth, Central Saint Martins, Manchester Metropolitan University, and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago; contributed to publications including Artforum, Tate magazine, and Art Monthly; and received the American Alliance of Museums’ 2018 Education and Innovation Award.