The Weisman Art Museum at the University of Minnesota announced that Boris Oicherman has been named the Cindy and Jay Ihlenfeld Curator for Creative Collaboration. Oicherman will take up the post at the end of the month.
At WAM, Oicherman will curate the Target Studio for Creative Collaboration, a permanent space that was added to the museum during the 2011 building addition designed by Frank Gehry. The mission of the Target Studio is to stimulate creativity through collaboration across disciplines. “I envision the Target Studio as a platform for creative dialogue, a platform that will support artists and academic researchers in discovering shared questions that can only be addressed by bringing their diverse disciplinary tools and intuitions together,” Oicherman said.
“Boris brings energy and a diverse, deep knowledge of both the sciences and the arts,” said director and chief curator Lyndel King. “His inherent curiosity and desire to connect people make him a natural fit for the Target Studio. I and our selection committee look forward to the projects and ideas he will generate, creating a place for art within the University and academia to interface with the public.”
Oicherman has a wide-ranging background in art and technology with an MSc in digital color imaging from the University of the Arts London, and a Ph.D. in color science from Leeds University, in the UK, as well as an MFA in art practice from Stanford University.