Richard Parry has been appointed the director of Glasgow International. The eighth edition of this biennial is scheduled to open on April 20, 2018, and will run through May 7. More details about the festival’s program will be announced this fall. Parry will be replacing Sarah McCrory, who oversaw the 2014 and 2016 biennials.
Since 2013, Parry has been the curator-director of the Grundy Art Gallery, organizing more than twenty-five exhibitions for the space. He received an Art Fund New Collecting Award for the gallery’s 2015 exhibition “Sensory Systems.” In 2016, he curated “Neon: The Charged Line,” the largest presentation of neon works to date in the UK.
“It is fantastic to welcome Richard Parry as the new director of Glasgow International,” said Jill Miller, director of cultural services at Glasgow Life, one of the organizations that support the biennial. “His fresh perspective and inspiration will drive forward the festival as it continues to lead the way in presenting the very best in contemporary visual art. Glasgow International is at the heart of the city’s hugely successful contemporary art scene and its growing reputation throughout the world, and I look forward to the festival going from strength to strength under Richard’s leadership.”
“I am thrilled and deeply honored to be joining Glasgow International as its new director. Glasgow has a contemporary art scene to rival that of any city in the world and Glasgow International has played an increasingly significant role since its inception over a decade ago. I look forward to building on the program of my predecessors, whom I hold in high regard, and working with artists based here and internationally to develop its next chapter,” said Parry.