Hayward Gallery at Southbank Centre in London has named Vincent Honoré and Cliff Lauson senior curators. Honoré will take up the post in December. Lauson, who first joined the gallery as curator in 2009, will assume his responsibilities in November. The two new positions were created after chief curator Stephanie Rosenthal stepped down last March to join the Martin-Gropius-Bau, a museum in Berlin, as director in February 2018.
Honoré is a London-based curator who has served as chief curator at the David Roberts Art Foundation since it opened in 2007. During his tenure there, Honoré curated solo shows with artists such as Fiona Banner, Huma Bhabha, and Rosemarie Trockel. He was also recently selected as the new artistic director for the thirteenth Baltic Triennial, which will kick off in May 2018. Since he joined Hayward Gallery, Lauson has curated solo exhibitions for artists such as Martin Creed, Ernesto Neto, Tracey Emin, and David Shrigley. He was previously assistant curator at Tate Modern, and he currently serves on the British Council Collection Acquisitions Advisory Group.
Following a two-year refurbishment, the gallery is preparing to reopen with an exhibition of works by Andreas Gursky on January 25, 2018.