The UK’s Camden Arts Center has announced that Martin Clark, currently director of the Bergen Kunsthall, has been appointed its new director. Clark succeeds outgoing director Jenni Lomax, who plans to step down in August, after twenty-seven years at the helm. Clark will take up the post in September.
“I am delighted that Martin has been appointed as my successor,” Lomax said. “It is evident from his impressive track record at Tate St Ives and at Bergen Kunsthall that his approach to working with artists and to education is perfectly in tune with the ethos of Camden Arts Center. I shall look forward to handing over the reins to Martin and to seeing him build on the legacy to take this very special institution on into the future.”
In 2013, Clark joined the Bergen Kunsthall in Norway. Previously, he was artistic director of Tate St Ives from 2007 to 2013, exhibitions curator at Arnolfini, Bristol, from 2004 to 2007, and curator and exhibitions tutor at Kent Institute of Art and Design (now the University College of the Creative Arts) from 2002 to 2005.
“Camden Arts Center is one of the most internationally respected and much-loved galleries in the UK. It’s a huge honor to take over as director there later this year,” Clark said. “Jenni Lomax leaves an extraordinary legacy, not just in terms of the quality and reputation of the exhibition program, but also her work transforming the way we think about education, audiences, and supporting art and artists at every level. I’m very excited to build on those values and that vision, which feels more vital and relevant than ever.”