Diya Vij. Photo: the High Line.

High Line Names Diya Vij Associate Curator of Public Programs

The High Line, the elevated public park built on Manhattan’s West Side, has announced that Diya Vij will join its team as associate curator of public programs.

Vij currently works as special projects manager for the Commissioner’s Unit at the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs. In this role, she launched and codirected the Public Artists in Residence program, working with artists such as Tania Bruguera and Onyedika Chuke; organized programs such as “What Can We Do? Immigration Summit for Cultural Organizations”; and led the agency’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Initiative.

Commenting on the new hire, Solana Chehtman, the High Line’s vice president of public engagement, said: “[Diya] brings an unmatched understanding of the city’s cultural landscape, as well as experience working with artists in experimental and collaborative ways, and centering issues of Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity in the DCLA’s policy work, which resonate very well with the work we’ve been developing at the High Line. We are positive that Diya will help us continue expanding the limits of what can be done to authentically and meaningfully connect with New York audiences, through creative experimentation, reflection, and dialogue.”