Francesca Gavin to lead viennacontemporary

Francesca Gavin. Photo courtesy viennacontemporary

Curator Francesca Gavin has been appointed artistic director of art fair viennacontemporary. She succeeds Boris Ondreička, who after three years at the helm is leaving the art fair to pursue new curatorial projects. Gavin comes to the position having been involved with viennacontemporary for the past year: she curated the special programmes ZONE1 and VCT ACTIVATION at the previous edition of the fair.

‘I think that Vienna is ideally located – culturally and geographically – to emerge as one of the most stimulating and interesting art centres in Europe’, Gavin said about her appointment. ‘I am very excited about working on showcasing the incredible artists and galleries coming out of the region, growing the fair and its collateral projects, and expanding on the strong developments made by my predecessor.’ Gavin is also editor in chief of cultural magazine EPOCH, and has curated exhibitions at institutions including the Palais de Tokyo in Paris, Somerset House in London, and Serralves Foundation in Porto. She also hosts a monthly show on art and music on NTS Radio, and was the founding curator of the Soho House collection, where she put together a collection of over 3,000 works.

The next viennacontemporary will take place at Messe Wien Halle D on 12–15 September 2024.

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