Artpace Executive Director Regine Basha Resigns

Regine Basha. (Courtesy Patrick McMullan Company)

Regine Basha, the executive director of Artpace, the nonprofit space located in San Antonio, Texas, will resign her position to have serious back surgery, the San Antonio Express-News reports. Ms. Basha had only been with the organization since January, but reportedly felt that, facing a long recovery process, it would be best to step down.

In a statement released to press, Ms. Basha said: “Being on the ground these past months has only deepened my appreciation for the organization, which made my decision even more difficult. I fully support Artpace and look forward to a continuing friendship.” She is a graduate of the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College, in Annandale-on-Hudson, N.Y.

Deputy director Mary Heathcott will helm the institution as it searches for a new director.

Artpace, which opened in 1995, now has on view an exhibition of new work by Adam Pendleton, James Sham and Florian Slotawa.

Artpace Executive Director Regine Basha Resigns