Ikon Gallery Names New Curator, Deputy Director

The Ikon Gallery in Birmingham, England, was founded in 1965. (Photo by Erebus555, courtesy Wikipedia)

There are big changes at Birmingham, England’s Ikon Gallery this month. The museum has appointed Debbie Kermode to be its new deputy director, Art Review is the first to report. The news comes less than a fortnight after the museum announced that it had named Tyler Cann as curator.

Ms. Kermode is a veteran of Ikon, having served as curator there from 1999 to 2006. She returns to the museum from the Birmingham-based arts education group Bright Space, where she served as director.

Mr. Cann is traveling much further to join Ikon, coming from New Zealand’s Govett-Brewster gallery, where he has been curator for six years. Originally from Los Angeles, he curated “Len Lye: The Body Electric” at Ikon last year.

Ikon Gallery Names New Curator, Deputy Director