The Chinati Foundation has named Jenny Moore executive director. She succeeds Thomas Kellein, who resigned in April 2012 after just 15 months on the job. Moore takes up her new post Aug. 1.
“I first went to Chinati in 2004, when I worked on the John Chamberlain foam sculpture exhibition, and it’s an experience like none other,” Moore told A.i.A. by phone today. “To me, it’s always been a model of what a museum can be. Anyone who has visited understands what an extraordinary experience it is.
“We have an ambitious program that we’re looking to expand,” she added, “including some permanent installations that we’ll be able to announce soon.”
Moore is currently associate curator at New York’s New Museum, where she has been since 2011 and where she organized, among other shows, solo presentations of the work of Charles Atlas, Ellen Altfest, Erika Vogt, Stanya Kahn and Brian Bress. She was also a co-curator of “NYC 1993: Experimental Jet Set, Trash and No Star.”
Moore’s other curatorial credits include serving as exhibitions coordinator and assistant curator for “10,000 Lives,” the 8th Gwangju Biennial (2010), and, from 2005 to 2011, as project curator for the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, New York.
An art museum in Marfa, Tex., the Chinati Foundation was founded in 1979 by artist Donald Judd, and hosts permanent installations of work by Judd and other artists, including John Chamberlain, Dan Flavin, Roni Horn, and Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen, as well as temporary exhibitions of modern and contemporary art.