British curator appointed head of Garage

British curator appointed head of Garage
Garage's temporary pavilion in Gorky Park designed by Japanese architect Shigeru Ban

12 February 2013

The Garage Centre for Contemporary Culture has appointed British-born Kate Fowles as its new chief curator. Fowles has been director of Independent Curators International, a New York-based not-for-profit organisation dedicated to training curators and organising travelling exhibitions. Before that she was a curator at the Ullens Centre for Contemporary Arts in Beijing. Fowle will join prominent Swiss curator Hans-Ulrich Obrist, who is the centre’s international programme advisor.

Garage was established by Dasha Zhukova in 2008. Orignally based in the constructivist Bakhmetevsky Bus Garage, it moved into a temporary pavilion in Gorky Park in 2012. A permanent building for the centre in Gorky Park is currently under development.

Source: New York Times