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ICA London Appoints Wolfgang Tillmans, Collector Delya Allakhverdova, and Arts Patron Maria Sukkar to Its Council

The Art Newspaper’s Anny Shaw reports that the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London has brought on artist Wolfgang Tillmans, collector Delya Allakhverdova, and arts patron Maria Sukkar to its main administrative body, the ICA Council. The three join a board chaired by Donald A. Moore, who previously served as chair of the Morgan Stanley Group Europe, but is now retired.

The ICA has been beefing up many of its departments as of late: Stuart Bertolotti-Bailey, one half of the artist duo Dexter Sinister, has been made the head of design and Daryoush Haj-Najafi has been named head of communications. Last March Richard Birkett was appointed chief curator and Katharine Stout was brought on as deputy director.

ICA director Stefan Kalmár, who formerly oversaw New York’s Artists Space, told artforum.com that “these new appointments align with my ambition to make ICA a truly progressive and radical contemporary arts organization for the twenty-first century, and I am excited that seventy years on, this need is today felt more than ever.”

The institution is also launching a patronage program called the American Friends of the ICA. Its founding members are artist Liam Gillick; art collector Thea Westreich Wagner and her husband, Ethan Wagner; Ronnie Sassoon, widow of hair titan Vidal Sassoon; and art adviser Eleanor Cayre.

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