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Zimbabwe and Pakistan announce their Venice Biennale representatives, Mariane Ibrahim Gallery will move to the midwest, and more.

(Kudzanai-Violet Hwami, “Family Portrait” (2017), acrylic and oil on canvas, 2 panels: 220 x 128 cm; 220 x 170 cm (Copyright the artist, Courtesy Tyburn 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.

Accolades

Eddie Aparicio, Carmen Argote, Ron Athey, Diedrick Brackens, Gelare Khoshgozaran, and Jennifer Moon are the six finalists of Artadia‘s fourth annual Los Angeles award. [via email announcement]

Kudzanai-Violet Hwami, Neville Starling, Georgina Maxim, and Cosmos Shiridzinomwa were selected to represent Zimbabwe in the 2019 Venice Biennale. [ARTnews]

Naiza Khan will represent the first Pakistani Pavilion at the Venice Biennale. [ARTnews]

The state of New Jersey has announced its 2019 Individual Artist Fellowship Awards for works on paper, painting, media, digital/electronic media, and prose. [NJ]

Sasha Phyars-Burgess was awarded the second annual Capricious Photo Award. [via email announcement]

The Souls Grown Deep Foundation has announced the inaugural recipients of its internship grant program, which provides paid internships to college students of color working in art museums. The selected students include Dorthy Ray at New Orleans Museum of ArtAkili Davis at Philadelphia Museum of Art; and Jacynth Serrano Rodriguez at Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. [via email announcement]

Opportunities

The Women’s Center for Creative Work has launched Co—Conspirator Press, a space for feminist content through the practice of self-publishing. They have announced their first open call for proposals centering around the idea of how a workbook can “further an intersectional feminist agenda.” Applications are due March 29. [WCCW]

CRWN, a print magazine about natural hair, is accepting applications for three positions: Administrative Assistant (Dallas); Editorial/Graphic Designer (Dallas or New York); and Marketing & Creative Interns (Dallas). [CRWN]

Transitions

Alexandra Karakashian, “At half-mast” (2017-18), Oil on canvas, 67 x 94.5 in, 170 x 240 cm. Featued in Alexandra Karakashian: In on itself at Mariane Ibrahim Gallery (Courtesy of the Artist and Mariane Ibrahim Gallery)

Ronni Baer was named curator and lecturer at the Princeton University Art Museum in New Jersey. [via email announcement]

Roberto Cuoghi is now represented by Hauser & Wirth gallery. [via email announcement]

Stephanie Gabriel was appointed director of Marianne Boesky Gallery in New York. [via email announcement]

Philip Himberg was appointed executive director of the MacDowell Colony. [via email announcement]

M. Wells Dinette, MoMA PS1‘s popular eatery, will close at the end of February. Mina’s by chef Mina Stone will take its place. [ARTnews/ARTnews]

Mariane Ibrahim Gallery will relocate from Seattle to Chicago. [ARTnews]

He Xiangyu, “Wisdom Teeth” (2013–2014), Bronze, pure gold (99.99 %), 1000 pieces; dimensions variable (Courtesy of the artist, and Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York)

The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York has made three new appointments. Sean Hemingway was appointed curator in charge of Greek and Roman art; Sarah E. Lawrence was appointed curator in charge of European sculpture and decorative arts; and Inka Drögemüller was named deputy director for digital, education, publications, imaging, and libraries. [ARTnews]

Dr. Nicole R. Myers was named The Barbara Thomas Lemmon Senior Curator of European Art at the Dallas Museum of Art. [via email announcement]

The nonprofit New Art Dealers Alliance (NADA) has added 17 new members, including A.I.R. GalleryEFA Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop, and OCHI PROJECTS. [via email announcement]

He Xiangyu is now represented by New York’s Andrew Kreps Gallery. [ARTnews]

Obituaries

Betty Ballantine (1919–2019), book publisher who pioneered the modern paperback [USA Today]

Anne Firor Scott (1921–2019), women’s history scholar [Washington Post]

Bruno Ganz (1941–2019), Swiss actor well-known in German-language cinema [BBC]

Kiyoshi Koyama (1936–2019), Japanese jazz critic, journalist and radio host [Japan Times]

Karl Lagerfeld (1935–2019), prolific designer and longtime creative director of Chanel [Vogue]

Mable Lee (1921–2019), tap-dancing icon called the “Queen of the Soundies” [Ebony]

Andrea Levy (1956–2019), award-winning novelist [Guardian]

George Mendonsa (1923–2019), likely the World War II sailor kissing a nurse in the Life magazine photograph of Times Square [Columbus Dispatch]

Patricia Nell Warren (1936–2019), author of one of the first popular gay romance novels [NYT]

Carla Pellegrini (1931–2019), director of Italy’s Galleria Milano since 1965 [Artforum]

Jack Taylor (1925–2019), volunteer landmarks preservationist [NYT]

U Tin (1931–2019), Burmese slide guitarist [NYT]

Mel A. Tomlinson (1954–2019), ballet dancer who danced with three major companies: Dance Theater of Harlem, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, and New York City Ballet [NYT]

Guy Webster (1939–2019), photographer who captured some of rock’s best-known album covers [NYT]

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