Thaddaeus Ropac and Julia Peyton-Jones.

Julia Peyton-Jones Joins Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac as Senior Global Director

Former director of the Serpentine Galleries Julia Peyton-Jones has been appointed senior global director of Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac. Peyton-Jones will be based in London, where the gallery opened a new space, in Mayfair, earlier this year. She will assume her responsibilities, which will include the creative development of the gallery, on September 1.

“Julia Peyton-Jones is one of the most respected and admired figures in the art world with an unparalleled level of experience,” Thaddaeus Ropac said. “It will be an honor and a joy to work together and develop exciting new projects.”

After twenty-five years at the helm of Serpentine Galleries, Peyton-Jones resigned as director in October 2015. She first joined the gallery in 1991 and led the space as the sole director for fifteen years. In 2006, Hans Ulrich Obrist became a codirector. According to The Guardian, Peyton-Jones said her proudest achievements as director had been to maintain free admission to the gallery as well as to present contemporary art to a wide audience.

“For over thirty years, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac has showcased the careers of some of the most brilliant and influential artists,” Peyton-Jones said. “I look forward to building on this impressive exhibition history, with Thaddaeus and his team, as the gallery extends its ambition and international presence. I simply cannot wait to get started!”