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New York’s The Shed Appoints Emma Enderby as Curator

Alex Poots, founding artistic director and CEO of the Shed, announced today that Emma Enderby has joined its staff as curator. Enderby will work closely with Poots and artistic advisor Hans Ulrich Obrist on the conception and realization of the center’s visual arts and cross-disciplinary programming.

“Emma’s experience in contemporary visual art and across other artistic disciplines is impressive and wide-ranging,” Poots said. “Her work in New York and internationally reflects the Shed’s commitment to creating a local and global program. I’m thrilled to begin working with her.”

Prior to joining the Shed, Enderby was an associate curator at the Public Art Fund in New York, where she cocurated the group exhibitions “Commercial Break” and “The Language of Things,” and organized the solo presentations “Katja Novitskova,” “EARTH POTENTIAL,” “David Shrigley: MEMORIAL,” and “Spencer Finch: Lost Man Creek.” Previously, she served as the exhibitions curator at the Serpentine Galleries in London from June 2013 to May 2016, and as an exhibitions assistant at the Royal Academy of Arts, London, from August 2011 to July 2013. Enderby will continue to work as an adjunct curator at the Public Art Fund for a forthcoming project and as an adviser to the London-based artist project space Rice + Toye, which she cofounded in 2014.

Opening in spring 2019, the Shed is being billed as “New York’s first multi-arts center designed to commission, produce, and present all types of performing arts, visual arts, and popular culture.” Located on the west side of Manhattan, where the High Line meets Hudson Yards, the 200,000-square-foot venue featuring two 25,000-square-foot gallery spaces, a five-hundred-seat theater, an event and rehearsal space, and a free lab for the creation of new work was designed by Diller Scofidio + Renfro in collaboration with the Rockwell Group.