Tate announced today that Frances Morris, Director of Collection, International Art, Tate, has been appointed the new Director of Tate Modern.
Frances Morris joining the Tate as a curator in 1987, before becoming Head of Displays at Tate Modern (2000-2006) and then Director of Collection, International Art. She is considered to have played a key role in the development of Tate especially developing its international reach and its representation of women artists. She is currently working on the new Tate Modern, which opens to the public on 17 June 2016.
Some of the curated landmark exhibitions undertaken by Frances Morris include Louise Bourgeois in 2007, Yayoi Kusama in 2012 and Agnes Martin in 2015.
Frances Morris said, “Tate Modern is a truly unique institution and I have been privileged to have been part of the team from the very beginning. An incredible collection, amazing artists, extraordinary colleagues across Tate, brilliant supporters and wave upon wave of appreciative visitors have given me many creative opportunities and memorable experiences. I am thrilled and excited to be appointed as Director and look forward to taking on this new role at such an exciting time for the museum.”
The Director of Tate Modern, Chris Dercon, will be leaving Tate Modern following five years in the role. Frances Morris will take up the appointment of Director, Tate Modern later this year.
For more information, visit the Tate website here
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