Kim Nguyen has been appointed the new curator and head of programs for the CCA Wattis Institute of Contemporary Arts in San Francisco. She succeeds Jamie Stevens, who held both posts from 2014 until last September, when he left the Wattis. Nguyen and Wattis director and chief curator Anthony Huberman make up the institute’s curatorial leadership team.
Nguyen was previously the director and curator of Artspeak, a Vancouver-based, artist-run nonprofit.
“I’m delighted to welcome this brilliant and inspiring curator to the Wattis Institute. Her passion for emerging artists and her ability to think at a global scale about the conditions and conversations that drive contemporary art—continuing focuses of the Wattis program—will only strengthen our momentum in bringing strong work to Bay Area audiences and giving artists a platform to explore new directions,” said Huberman.