Gregory Burke, Executive Director & CEO of Remai Modern, is very pleased to announce the appointment of Canadian curator Rose Bouthillier as Curator (Exhibitions).
Bouthillier is currently Associate Curator and Publications Manager at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) Cleveland. She will join Remai Modern February 15, 2016.
“Rose has an admirable range of experience,” Burke said. “During her four years at MOCA Cleveland, she has developed projects that have advanced and diversified the program while appealing to a variety of audiences. Her engagement with the community has helped foster institutional and academic partnerships.”
The news of Bouthillier’s selection as Curator (Exhibitions) follows the recent appointment of Portuguese curator Sandra Guimarães as Director Programs / Chief Curator for Remai Modern. She joined the gallery in August.
“We interviewed a number of remarkable applicants for the Curator (Exhibitions) position, but Rose was exceptional,” Guimarães said. “I’m looking forward to welcoming her to our team.”
Bouthillier holds a BFA from Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design in Vancouver; a Diploma in Art History from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver; and an MFA from OCAD University in Toronto. Prior to joining MOCA Cleveland, she was with Oakville Galleries in Oakville, Ontario. She also has experience at a range of organizations such as the Whistler Museum in British Columbia; Artspeak artist-run centre in Vancouver; and with frieze magazine, based in London, England.
Among Bouthillier’s recent curatorial projects are: How to Remain Human (2015, co-curated with Megan Lykins Reich); free movement power nomenclature pressure weight (2015), Tony Lewis’s first solo museum exhibition; Wild Permutations (2015), a solo exhibition of Canadian photographer Jessica Eaton; and Xavier Cha: abduct, commissioned in partnership with Frieze Film, to open at MOCA Cleveland in 2016.
Of her appointment, Bouthillier said, “I couldn’t be more delighted to be joining the Remai Modern team. It’s a tremendous opportunity to help shape a lively exhibition program for this exciting new gallery.”
Report courtesy Remai Modern.