Witte de With appoint Sofía Hernández Chong Cuy director

Witte de With (which last week declared it will make a change to its name), has this week announced Sofía Hernández Chong Cuy as its new director. Hernández Chong Cuy comes to the position from Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros, where she has been its curator of contemporary art since 2011. Recently she also organised The Neighbors (2016−2017), an exhibition series at The Bronx Museum of the Arts in New York, and Let’s Walk Together (2016), a survey exhibition of Mario Garcia Torres at Museo Tamayo in Mexico City, the institution which she directed in 2009−2010. She was artistic director and chief curator of the 9th Mercosul Biennial in Porto Alegre, Brasil (2013) and an agent of Documenta 13 (2012) in Kassel. Prior to this, in New York, she was curator and programs manager at Art in General and associate curator at Americas Society.

In 2018 the Rotterdam institution will make a change to the reference to Admiral Witte Corneliszoon de With (1599–1658), a Dutch naval officer engaged in colonial exploits, in its name.

18 September 2017