The Andy Warhol Foundation has appointed three new board members: Ruby Lerner, Anne Pasternak, and Paul Ha. Igor DaCosta has also been appointed as the foundation’s new board chair.
DaCosta is a managing director of Portfolio Advisors, LLC, as well as a voting member of the firm’s investment committees. He once served as the president of Artists Space and is also a board member at Contemporary Art Daily. Ruby Lerner is the founding executive director of Creative Capital. Prior to Creative Capital, she was the publisher of Independent Film and Video Monthly and the executive director of the Association of Independent Video and Filmmakers. Anne Pasternak is the director of the Brooklyn Museum. Before taking on her position there, Pasternak was the president and artistic director of Creative Time, a nonprofit that exhibits and commissions public art projects throughout New York. Paul Ha is the director of the MIT List Visual Arts Center. He was the executive director of White Columns and a founding director of the Contemporary Art Museum Saint Louis, and he cocurated the US pavilion at the 2015 Venice Biennale, where he presented Joan Jonas.
Joel Wachs, the president of the Andy Warhol Foundation, said the new board additions give “strength of proven leadership in the foundation’s most important constituencies—artists and the nonprofit art institutions that support them.” Wachs also feels that DaCosta “will be a dynamic and inspiring successor to recently retired board chair, Larry Rinder.”