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Annie Fletcher Named Director of Irish Museum of Modern Art

The Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA) in Dublin announced today that Annie Fletcher will join the institution as its new director in March 2019. Fletcher comes to IMMA from the Van Abbemuseum in the Netherlands, where she is chief curator. She also currently serves as a tutor at De Appel Art Center in Amsterdam, as well as at the Dutch Art Institute and Design Academy Eindhoven.

“Annie is a highly-respected curator with extensive international experience and networks that can deliver on IMMA’s mission to connect audiences and art and provide an extraordinary space in Ireland where contemporary life and contemporary art connect, challenge, and inspire one another,” IMMA chairman David Harvey said in a statement.

Born in Ireland, Fletcher started her career at the Douglas Hyde Gallery in 1994. From 2001 to 2002, she was acting head of exhibitions at IMMA, and during the past five years, she has partnered with IMMA to present solo shows of work by artists Duncan Campbell and Sheela Gowda, as well as the group exhibition “El Lissitzky: The Artist and the State” (2016). Over the course of her career, Fletcher has worked regularly with art institutions such as SALT Istanbul and the New Museum in New York, curated the 2012 edition of Ireland’s contemporary art biennial EVA International, and cofounded the rolling curatorial platform If I Can’t Dance, I Don’t Want to Be Part of Your Revolution with Frederique Bergholtz and Tanja Elstgeest. 

Commenting on her new appointment, Fletcher said: “It is a huge honor to be invited to lead the institution, building on IMMA’s growing legacy since its establishment in 1991. Returning to Ireland, I am excited to start working with such an inspiring, talented and active artistic community.”

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