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Lydia Yee Appointed Chief Curator of Whitechapel Gallery

Lydia Yee has been appointed chief curator of Whitechapel Gallery. Yee is currently a curator at the Barbican Art Gallery, a role she assumed in 2007. Recent exhibitions at that institution included “Bauhaus: Art as Life,” 2013, “Laurie Anderson, Trisha Brown, Gordon Matta-Clark: Pioneers of the Downtown Scene,” 2011, and “Ron Arad: Restless,” 2010. She has also commissioned works by artists including Cory Arcangel, John Bock, and Geoffrey Farmer among others. Yee was formerly a senior curator at the Bronx Museum of Art and was the 2006 recipient of the Emily Hall Tremaine Exhibition Award. Said director Iwona Blazwick: “Yee has an incredible ability to bring key moments in art history to life, while illuminating the work of contemporary figures, and we look forward to welcoming her to the artist’s gallery for everyone.”