Toronto's Art Gallery of Ontario, which is currently closed awaiting completion of its extensive Frank Gehry-designed renovation, has hired Catherine de Zegher as new director of exhibitions and publications. de Zegher, former executive director of The Drawing Center in New York, will work with other AGO curators to create a vibrant exhibitions program for the AGO, which is scheduled to reopen this fall. She is involved with creating the European exhibits, among others.According to the CBC, The AGO said it was attracted by her "passion for connecting historical and contemporary themes" as well as her understanding of "audience interaction." She has curated exhibits on the drawings of Hilma af Klint, Emma Kunz, and Agnes Martin and art from Latin America and the low countries.
De Zegher has a background in archeology and art history and was co-founder and director of the Kanaal Art Foundation in Belgium, which is involved in publishing and curating shows. She is the co-editor of Women Artists at the Millennium.
The AGO has not yet announced the date it will reopen.