After three years as a curator at Pace Gallery in New York, Andria Hickey moves a few blocks away and to a different area to become the next chief curator of The Shed, the interdisciplinary arts and performance space that anchors the cultural component of Hudson Yards. .
Beginning March 2, Hickey will oversee the venue’s visual arts program in collaboration with Artistic Director and CEO Alex Poots and Senior Program Advisor Hans Ulrich Obrist, as well as its “performance and civic program teams” led by Madani Younis and Tamara McCaw, according to a press release.
Hickey takes over from Emma Enderby, who joined the Shed before it opened in 2019 and last October announced her exit to become chief curator at Munich’s Haus der Kunst. While at the Shed, Enderby curated exhibitions of Trisha Donnelly, Agnes Denes, Ian Cheng and Tomàs Saraceno, as well as group exhibitions with works by Tony Cokes, Oscar Murillo, Carrie Mae Weems, Lynn Hershman Leeson and others. others.
Hickey, for her part, was Pace Gallery’s first appointed curator when she was hired in 2018. Since then, she has helped launch the “Pace Live” program of performance-related presentations while curating exhibitions. of works by Agnes Martin and, under the title “Hiding in Plain Sight”, a group show featuring Etel Adnan, Torkwase Dyson, Sam Gilliam, Kapwani Kiwanga, Trevor Paglen, Walid Raad, Hito Steyerl, and more . Prior to Pace, Hickey was senior curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland in Ohio. She previously held curatorial positions at the Public Art Fund in New York, Art in General in New York, and the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis.
In a statement, Poots said: “Andria brings over 15 years of curatorial experience in a wide range of contemporary art institutions – a collecting museum, an alternative art space, a public art organization and, more recently, a shopping mall. Most importantly, she brings a deep commitment to supporting a wide range of artists at all stages of their careers as they push culture in new directions.
Hickey added: “Now more than ever, the interdisciplinary nature of cultural spaces like The Shed offers artists the opportunity to collaborate and experiment in ways that reveal who we are, where we are going and why culture is a force. guiding principle in our lives today. .”