New Director and CEO for Biennale of Sydney - Art Collector

Jo-Anne Birnie Danzker. Photograph by Mark Woods.


Jo-Anne Birnie Danzker has been appointed as the new director and chief executive officer of the Biennale of Sydney.

The Australian museum director, curator and academic will begin the role from 1 July 2017, following her previous position as director of the Frye Art Museum, Washington. Danzker has also served as director of the Museum Villa Stuck in Munich and director of Vancouver Art Gallery, as well as curating exhibitions in prominent institutions like the MoMA and the Guggenheim Museum in New York.

Birnie Danzker will work alongside the artistic director of the 21st Biennale of Sydney, Mami Kataoka, and says, “Mami’s examination of multiple modernities and competing and colliding values is important and timely.”

The 21st Biennale of Sydney will be held from 16 March until 11 June 2018.


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