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Zoé Whitley. Photo: Takis Zontiros.
Zoé Whitley. Photo: Takis Zontiros.

Hayward Gallery Appoints Zoé Whitley as Senior Curator

The Hayward Gallery at Southbank Centre in London has appointed Zoé Whitley as its new senior curator. Whitley comes to the institution from Tate Modern, where she has held the position of curator, international art since 2017. She will succeed Vincent Honoré, who departed Hayward Gallery earlier this month to assume the position of artistic director of MoCo Contemporary Arts in Montpellier, France, and will take up her new role on April 8.

Whitley’s recent curatorial projects include the British pavilion’s presentation of work by Cathy Wilkes at the Fifty-Eighth Venice Biennale, which will kick off in May, as well as the exhibitions “ARTIST ROOMS: Jenny Holzer” (2018–19) and “Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power” (2017), cocurated with Mark Godfrey, at Tate Modern. Prior to joining Tate Modern in 2013, she was curator at the Victoria and Albert Museum from 2003 to 2013 and has previously organized exhibitions at the Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, and for the Johannesburg Art Fair.

Commenting on her new position, Whitley said: “The mix of world-class and risk-taking programming consistently draws me to the Southbank Centre as a member of the public. I am so excited to now join the team when the organization is innovating interdisciplinary leadership and collaboration, modeled by Ralph Rugoff, Gillian Moore, and Madani Younis. I look forward to ideas-sharing and working closely with my Hayward colleagues because I respect what they do and the historical significance of the space we’ll build upon.”