The New Museum announced today that curator Massimiliano Gioni has been promoted to the position of artistic director. Mr. Gioni is behind several of the museum’s blockbuster shows, including “Carsten Höller: Experience,” “Urs Fischer,” “NYC 1993: Experimental Jet Set, Trash and No Star,” “Ostalgia,” “Younger Than Jesus” and, more recently, solo shows featuring Pawel Althamer and Ragnar Kjartansson. Mr. Gioni also curated the 2013 Venice Biennale.
In a statement, Lisa Phillips, the New Museum’s director, said, “In his new position as Artistic Director, Massimiliano will take an even more active role working with me to envision and plan the next phase of our institution’s growth. We are not a typical museum. Nor is Artistic Director a typical museum title. But it accurately reflects the expansiveness of Massimiliano’s vision and the wide spectrum of activities it contains.”