Torkwase Dyson, “Looking for the People (Water Table Ocular #3)” (2017), Polymer gravure on Hahnemühle Copperplate whitepaper, Edition of 10, Published by the Brodsky Center, collaborating master printer Randy Hemminghaus. 39 1/2 x 29 inches (Courtesy of the artist and the Brodsky Center Photography. Photograph courtesy of the Brodsky Center, copyright Torkwase Dyson and the Brodsky Center. Photo by Peter Jacobs.)

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.


The Brooklyn Museum will honor visual artist Nick Cave at its eighth annual Brooklyn Artists Ball in April. [via email announcement]

Dineo Seshee BopapeTracey Rose, and Mawande Ka Zenzile were selected to represent South Africa at the 2019 Venice Biennale. [TAN]

Torkwase Dyson was named the 2019 Robert Gwathmey Chair at the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art. [via email announcement]

Lauren Halsey was awarded the 2019 Frieze Art Award. [via email announcement]

Arata Isozaki was named the 2019 laureate of the Pritzker Architecture Prize. [New York Times]

The Pollock-Krasner Foundation has awarded the Pollock Prize for Creativity to Todd Williamson. [via email announcement]

The 2019 nominees for the Preis der Nationalgalerie, an award given every other year to an artist working in Germany, are Pauline Curnier Jardin, Simon Fujiwara, Flaka Haliti, and Kajta Novitskova. The winner will be announced in September. [ARTnews]

The Ucross Foundation, an arts nonprofit in Clearmont, Wyoming, has announced the 54 artists who have been chosen for its Spring fellowship program. The artists include Cheryl Strayed and Hannah Gadsby. [Ucross Foundation]


Women’s Center for Creative Work is awarding $60,000 in grant money for its Emergency Health Grant for artists. Eligible applicants must live in Los Angeles, Orange County, San Bernardino or Riverside Counties; identify as female, or trans, or non-binary, or low income, or as a person of color; and have a medical, mental health or dental emergency OR an illness-related financial need. Applications are open until April 7. [WCCW]


Leonardo Drew (Photo by John Berens, © Leonardo Drew, Courtesy Galerie Lelong & Co.)

Lucia Abramovich was appointed associate curator of Latin American art at the San Antonio Museum of Art. [via email announcement]

Ghada Amer is now represented by Pilar Corrias. [via email announcement]

Janet Bishop was appointed chief curator at SFMOMA, while Chad Coerver was appointed chief education and community engagement officer and Rebecca Malkin-Chocron was named director of finance. [via email announcement]

Blain Southern will open a gallery in Manhattan’s Chelsea neighborhood in May. [TAN]

Johnny Burleson was named director of development at the North Carolina Museum of Art. [via email announcement]

Daniel Brush is now represented by Siegelson Gallery. [via email announcement]

Kelly Cahn was named director of private sales at Sean Kelly Gallery. [ARTnews]

Elizabeth Doud was appointed the inaugural curator of performance of the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art in Sarasota, Florida. [via email announcement]

Leonardo Drew is now represented by Galerie Lelong & Co. [ARTnews]

Rita Gonzalez was appointed head of contemporary art at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), and Leah Lehmbeck has been named head of the museum’s combined European painting and sculpture and American art department. [via email announcement]

Geoffrey Hess was hired as a consultant for Phillips’s Watches Department. [via email announcement]

Sarah Kennel was appointed curator of photography at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta. [via email announcement]

Koyo Kouoh was appointed executive director and chief curator of the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa in Cape Town, South Africa. [ARTnews]

Ugochukwu-Smooth C. Nzewi was appointed the first first Steven and Lisa Tananbaum Curator, Department of Painting and Sculpture at the Museum of Modern Art. [via email announcement]

Adam Pendleton and Adrienne Edwards have joined the advisory board at the Institute for Contemporary Art at Virginia Commonwealth University. [via email announcement]

Wim Pijbes was appointed Global Chairman of Vetting for The European Fine Art Fair (TEFAF) to develop vetting protocols, specifically good governance and assessment of liability. [via email announcement]

Jonathan Stafford was named artistic director of the New York City Ballet and the School of American Ballet. Wendy Whelan was named associate artistic director. [Artforum]

Adam Szymczyk was hired as a lecturer at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna. [ARTnews]

The estate of Antoni Tàpies is now represented by Almine Rech Gallery. [ARTnews]

Anissa Touati was appointed artistic director of Contemporary Istanbul. [Artforum]

All-women Croatian artist collective WHW (“What, How, and for Whom”) will direct Vienna’s Kunsthalle. [OTS]


Mag Bodard (1916–2019), French film producer and journalist [Screen Daily]

Hon Chi Fun (1922–2019), artist and founder of the Circle Art Group [ArtAsiaPacific]

Jean Fairfax (1920–2019), educator, civil rights worker, and community organizer who played a critical role in integrating school [NYT]

Keith Flint (1969–2019), singer and dancer for the electronic music band The Prodigy [Columbus Dispatch]

Joseph Flummerfelt (1937–2019), eminent choral conductor [NYT]

Hugh Fordin (1935–2019), writer and record producer [NYT]

Ira Gitler (1928–2019), jazz historian and critic who chronicled the rise of bebop [Washington Post]

Katherine Helmond (1929–2019), Emmy-nominated actress [Legacy]

Mark Hollis (1955–2019), co-founder, lead singer and principal songwriter of the band Talk Talk [NPR]

Dorothy Masuka (1935–2019), heralded jazz singer and activist [Africa]

Charles McCarry (1930–2019), spy-turned-spy-novelist [Boston Globe]

Patric McCarthy (1951–2019), chairman and editorial director of Fairchild Publications, which published fashion magazines like Women’s Wear Daily and W magazine [NYT]

John O’Neal (1940–2019), co-founded a groundbreaking theater troupe that introduced the genre to Black audiences in the South during the civil rights era [NYT]

Luke Perry (1966–2019), actor known for his roles on Beverly Hills, 90210 and Riverdale [Deadline]

André Previn (1929–2019), pianist, composer, arranger, and conductor [National Review]

Ogden R. Reid (1925–2019), former editor of The Herald Tribune and Congressman [NYT]

Kevin Roche (1922–2019), modernist architect who designed the Ford Foundation in Manhattan and Oakland Museum of California [NYT]

Li Xueqin (1933–2019), historian, archaeologist, and palaeographer who shifted China’s attitude toward antiquities [NYT]

Jasmine Weber is an artist, writer, and former news editor at Hyperallergic. Follow her on Instagram and Twitter.