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Andrea Schlieker Joins Tate Britain as Director of Exhibitions and Displays

Andrea Schlieker has been appointed director of exhibitions and displays at Tate Britain. Schlieker comes to the institution from White Cube, where she worked as director of commissions and external projects, a post she held since 2012. 

“Not only is she demonstrably committed to making art available to the widest possible audience but she combines extensive experience of working with artists, both national and international, with a strong academic background in art history,” said Tate Britain director Alex Farquharson.

Schlieker is the founding curator of Britain’s Folkestone Triennial. Among her other recent curatorial projects are My City, an art program in Turkey that commissioned work across five different cities in 2010; the Fourth Plinth project in Trafalgar Square, London, from 2005 to 2007; and the British Art Show 6, which opened at Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art in 2005 before it traveled to various locations throughout the UK. Previously, she held a number of managerial positions at institutions such as the Institute of Contemporary Arts and the Serpentine Gallery in London. Schlieker will take up her new role in September.