The Biennale of Sydney has announced a joint Directorship – the first in the organisation’s history – for the 2012 event. Curators Catherine de Zegher and Gerald McMaster will be the creative force behind the 18th Biennale of Sydney, which opens in June next year. de Zegher is currently Guest Curator, Department of Drawings, Museum of Modern Art, New York and Visiting Curator, Tàpies Foundation, Barcelona. McMaster has been the Fredrik S. Eaton Curator, Canadian Art, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, since 2005.
The pair have worked together before. They recently participated in the re-installation of the Art Gallery of Ontario’s collection in the renovated museum building by Frank Gehry. They also co-curated Draw & Tell: Lines of Transformation by Norval Morrisseau/Copper Thunderbird (2001), an exhibition at The Drawing Center in New York.