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Jess Dugan, “SueZie, 51, and Cheryl, 55, Valrico, FL” (2015), from the series To Survive on this Shore (image courtesy Jess T. Dugan and Catherine Edelman Gallery)

Art Movements is a weekly index of developments centering the people of the arts and culture sphere. Listen to our weekly podcast of the same name on iTunes.


Elizabeth Diller and Ricardo Scofidio, founders of the Diller Scofidio + Renfro architectural firm, have been awarded the 2019 Royal Academy Architecture Prize by the Royal Academy of Arts in London. [via email announcement]

The International Center of Photography (ICP) has announced the winners of its annual ICP Infinity Awards. This year, ICP will honor Shahidul Alam for Special Presentation; Rosalind Fox Solomon for Lifetime Achievement; Zadie Smith for Critical Writing and Research; Dawoud Bey for Art; and Jess T. Dugan as Emerging Photographer. [via email announcement]

Guadalupe Rosales and Hank Willis Thomas have received the 2019 Gordon Parks Foundation fellowships for artists tackling representation and social justice. Each artist will receive a $20,000 grant to support a new project. [via email announcement]

Cindy Sherman was awarded the Max Beckmann Prize for artists working in painting, graphic art, sculpture, and architecture. She will receive €50,000 (~$56,000). [ARTnews]

10 organizations across NYC will receive more than $830,000 in funding from the Mayor’s Grant for Cultural Impact program. Each collaboration will receive $50,000 from the Department of Cultural Affairs and an additional $25,000 minimum from a partnering agency. [Artforum]


The NYC Department of Cultural Affairs is seeking applications for its Public Artists in Residence (PAIR) cohort. Artists can apply to serve as PAIRs with four City agencies: the Department for the Aging, the Mayor’s Office of Sustainability, the Department of Records & Information Services, and the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. Applications close February 24. [DCLA]


Teresa Margolles, Vaporización (Vaporization), 2001-2018. Vaporized water from the morgue that was used to wash the bodies of murder victims after the autopsy, 1-2 fog machines. Installation view: YA BASTA HIJOS DE PUTA. TERESA MARGOLLES, PAC Padiglione d’Arte Contemporanea, Milan, Italy, March 28 – June 10, 2018. Photo by Rafael Burillo. © Teresa Margolles 2019. Image courtesy of the artist and James Cohan, New York.

Oliver Barker was appointed director of the Cape Ann Museum in Gloucester, Massachusetts. [Gloucester Daily Times]

At the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, David Bomford, chairman of the department of conservation, and curator in the department of European art; and senior paintings conservator Zahira Véliz Bomford, will retire in March 2019. Per Knutås was appointed head of the department of conservation. [via email announcement]

Rosina Buckland was appointed curator of Japanese art and culture of the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto. [WebWire]

Youn Bummo has been appointed director of the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in South Korea.[Artforum]

Mary E. Frank was elected president and interim chair of the board of trustees of the Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill, New York. [Artforum]

María Inés Rodríguez and Julia Bryan-Wilson have been appointed adjunct curators for modern and contemporary art at the Museu de Arte de São Paulo in Brazil. [Artforum]

Collectors Janine and J. Tomilson Hill have opened the Hill Art Foundation on the High Line in Chelsea. [TAN]

Philipp Kaiser was appointed chief executive director of artists and programs for Marian Goodman Gallery in New York. [ARTnews]

Karen MacKinnon has stepped down as director and curator of Artes Mundi in Wales to join Glynn Vivian Art Gallery. [Wales 247]

Teresa Margolles is now represented by James Cohan gallery. [Art Daily]

Enrique Martínez Celaya is now represented by Kohn Gallery. [ARTnews]

Mark Murphy will step down from his role as executive director of REDCAT, the Roy and Edna Disney CalArts Theater in downtown Los Angeles. Edgar Miramontes, the theater’s associate director, will operate as interim director in his absence. [Artforum]

Singapore’s Museum of Contemporary Arts in Loewen Road, also known as Moca@Loewen, has closed. [Straits Times]

The nonprofit Ishara Art Foundation will open in Dubai on March 18. [Artforum]

Axel Rüger has been appointed secretary and chief executive of the Royal Academy of Arts in London. [TAN]

Melanie Sheffield was appointed chief development officer of the Harvard Art Museums in Cambridge, Massachusetts. [Harvard]

Danny Simmons, a painter, author, art collector, and entrepreneur, has joined the African American Collections Committee at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. [Philly]

Alexandra Suda was named director of the National Gallery of Canada. [CBC]

Fatoş Üstek has been appointed as director of the Liverpool Biennial. [via email announcement]

Eddie Walker was named executive director of the Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center. [via email announcement]

1stdibs marketplace is relocating to the Terminal Stores building in Chelsea. [New York Times]


Nehanda Abiodun (1950–2019), black nationalist activist and anti-drug activist [Washington Post]

Albert Finney (1936–2019), Oscar-nominated actor [Legacy]

Ron Hutchinson (1951–2019), restored forgotten short sound films from the 1920s and ’30s [NYT]

Roderick MacFarquhar (1930–2019), scholar of Communist China’s history [SCMP]

Karl Pfefferle (1946–2019), gallerist prominent in the Munich art community [Artforum]

Rosamunde Pilcher (1924–2019), novelist best known for The Shell Seekers and Coming Home [Guardian]

Nancy B. Reich (1924–2019), biographer who established Clara Schumann as an important musical figure independent of her husband [NYT]

Robert Ryman (1930–2019), jazz musician and prolific artist best known for his white-on-white painting [Guardian]

Bisi Silva (1962–2019), independent curator and founder of the Centre for Contemporary Art in Lagos [Okayafrica]

Barbra Siperstein (1942–2019), transgender rights activist [SF Chronicle]

Joe Sirola (1929–2019), actor known for his commercials, who was dubbed the “King of Voice-Overs” [Variety]

Heidi Toffler (1929–2019), collaborated on prolific futurist books like Future Shock [NYT]

Tomi Ungerer (1931–2019), illustrator and writer of children’s books and satire [The Washington Post]

Jan Wahl (1931–2019), children’s author who worked with illustrators like Maurice Sendak, Norman Rockwell, and Edward Gorey [NYT]

Lili Wronker (1924–2019), calligrapher and illustrator [NYT]

Edward F. Zigler (1930–2019), scholar and psychologist [SRCD]

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