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Tobias Ostrander.
Tobias Ostrander.

Pérez Art Museum Miami’s Chief Curator Steps Down

Tobias Ostrander, who has been chief curator at the Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) since 2011, has resigned. Over the years, Ostrander curated numerous exhibitions, including “Beatriz González: A Retrospective” (2019), with Mari Carmen Ramírez; “Ebony G. Patterson: . . . while the dew is still on the roses . . .” (2018–19); and “Meiro Koizumi: Battlelands” (2018); and oversaw the museum’s public programming and other initiatives. “I’m proud of all I did at PAMM,” Ostrander told the Miami Herald. “I’m leaving with a great sense of accomplishment.”

Prior to joining the museum, Ostrander served as curator of contemporary art at the Museo Tamayo in Mexico City, from 2001 to 2009, and as associate curator for inSITE 2000, a site-specific, binational contemporary art project that organized exhibitions of work from the regions of San Diego, Tijuana, and Baja California. He also held curatorial positions at El Museo del Barrio, the Brooklyn Museum of Art, and Creative Time in New York.

Commenting on Ostrander’s tenure, director Franklin Sirmans said: “We are grateful for Tobias Ostrander’s time with PAMM which did much to further enrich the history of the institution. After eight years with the museum—a time that spanned the transition from the smaller museum at Government Center to the new building here in Maurice A. Ferre Park—he has resigned to explore new opportunities and we wish him only the best.” An international search for Ostrander’s replacement will soon be underway.