Andria Hickey. Photo: Bob Perkoski.

MOCA Cleveland Senior Curator to Join Pace Gallery

Pace announced today that Andria Hickey, currently senior curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland, will join the gallery as its new senior director and curator. Working collaboratively with Pace’s international leadership team, directed by president and CEO Marc Glimcher, Hickey will help to shape the gallery’s exhibition program. She will take up the post in September.

“[Hickey] brings with her an invaluable depth of experience and passion for working collaboratively with artists, curators, and institutions to realize exhibitions and public art projects that have provoked new thinking on the art of the twentieth century, as well as shined a spotlight on artists at the vanguard,” Glimcher said in a statement. “We celebrate this curatorial approach at Pace and look forward to welcoming Andria to the family.”

During her tenure at MOCA Cleveland, Hickey curated a number of exhibitions by artists such as Adam Pendleton, Lisa Oppenheim, Phil Collins, Claudia Comte, Tauba Auerbach, and Éliane Radigue, as well as the large-scale group show “A Poet*hical Wager,” which explored the relationship between abstraction and ethics. Most recently, Hickey organized MOCA Cleveland’s institution-wide collaboration with FRONT International: Cleveland’s Triennial for Contemporary Art, which will open on July 14.

Previously, Hickey served as curator at the Public Art Fund in New York, where she organized public projects throughout the city with artists Danh Vo, Katarina Grosse, Martin Creed, Erin Shirreff, Carol Bove, David Shrigley, Monika Sosnowska, Fischli & Weiss, Adam Pendleton, Hank Willis Thomas, and Oscar Tuazon, among others. Prior to the Public Art Fund, Hickey served as curator at Art in General in New York and as curatorial fellow in the department of Visual Arts at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis.

Pace was founded by Arne Glimcher in 1960. Today, the gallery has ten locations worldwide: three galleries in New York; one in London; one in Geneva; one in Palo Alto, California; one in Beijing; two in Hong Kong; and one in Seoul. Pace will also open a new flagship gallery in New York, which is slated for completion in 2019.