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Creative Time Names Nato Thompson as Artistic Director and Elvira Dyangani Ose as Senior Curator

Creative Time in New York announced today that Nato Thompson has been promoted to artistic director and Elvira Dyangani has joined the organization as its new senior curator. Dyangani Ose will take up her post on July 1.

“The possibilities, and the need, for engaged public art have never been so great and so urgent,” Thompson said. “Creative Time has long been committed to addressing social and political issues on a global scale, and I look forward to continuing those efforts with our amazing team.” Thompson joined Creative Time in 2007. Since then, he has worked on a number of projects including Pedro Reyes’s “Doomocracy” (2016), Kara Walker’s “A Subtlety” (2014), “Living as Form” (2011), and Trevor Paglen’s “The Last Pictures” (2012).

Currently, Dyangani Ose teaches at Goldsmiths, University of London, and serves on the Thought Council at the Fondazione Prada. Previously, she worked as a curator of International Art at Tate Modern and curated the 2015 Göteborg International Biennial for Contemporary Art. Dyangani Ose will continue to teach at Goldsmiths.

“Creative Time is dedicated to the ability of artists’ voices to shape society, and the importance of free expression in public space,” executive director Katie Hollander said. “That is a vision both Nato and Elvira share, and I could not be more excited to be working with them both in its pursuit.”