Belgian-British curator and art historian, Zoë Gray, will take up her position as the Director of Exhibitions at Bozar in September.
Gray has been senior curator at Wiels since 2015, where she has developed a programme of innovative exhibitions, building on local and international contemporary art. During her time at Wiels she has built up a great deal of knowledge of both the national and international contemporary art institutions.
Before settling in Brussels, she held the position of artistic director of the Biennale de Rennes (2014) and project manager for the LUMA Foundation in Arles (2012-2013). She also worked as a curator at the Kunstinstituut Melly (previously Witte de With) in Rotterdam (2006-2012) and organized several international exhibitions as a guest curator. She writes regularly on contemporary art and is a member of CIMAM (International Committee for Museums and Collections of Modern Art) and of IKT (International Association of Contemporary Art Curators), of which she was vice-president from 2011 – 2014. Zoë Gray is a member of the general assembly of La Loge (Brussels), of KIOSK (Ghent) and of the advisory board of Mu.ZEE (Ostend), among others.
Managing Director of Bozar, Christophe Slagmuylder, said: “With Zoë Gray, we opted for a resolutely contemporary profile. It will build on Bozar’s solid tradition of presenting exhibitions that are both contemporary and historical. This dynamism and the links with current societal issues are more relevant than ever. I am therefore delighted to work with Zoë on the development of a coherent and ambitious exhibition program, in close collaboration with the other artistic disciplines of Bozar.”
Zoë Gray, Exhibitions Director: “Bozar is a cultural gem, with an impressive history and housed in a magnificent Horta building. From this historical heritage, Bozar has incredible potential to support and shape cultural creation in Belgium, today and in the future. Bozar is, par excellence, the place where you can develop an artistically daring programme for all audiences.”