Jamie Stevens has been appointed curator of the CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, on the California College of the Arts’ campus in San Francisco. Stevens was formerly the curator of London’s Cubitt Gallery, an artist-run nonprofit in Islington. There he organized exhibitions of work by Morag Keil, Kristine Kemp, Aaron Flint Jamison and many others. Before Cubitt, Stevens was the exhibitions and events organizer at Chisenhale Gallery, also in London. He starts his new position at the Wattis next month.
CCA director Anthony Huberman remarked in a press release on Stevens’s experience and reputation: “Jamie has infectious energy and great ideas . . . I have followed Jamie’s work in London for the past several years and have been impressed with his artist-centered approach and willingness to take risks. He has a fresh and informed perspective on contemporary art and ideas that are international in scope, and he’s very eager to get to know the local scene.”