Op 21 en 22 september komt Ralph Rugoff naar België. Hij is aangesteld als curator van de hoofdtentoonstelling van de Biënnale van Venetië in 2019. Sinds 2006 is Rugoff directeur van de Hayward Gallery in Londen.
Ralph Rugoff heeft intussen een keuze gemaakt van kunstenaars die hij gedurende zijn beknopte programma in België wil bezoeken.
Over Ralph Rugoff
Ralph Rugoff is appointed as curator of the main exhibition of the Biennale of Venice in 2019.
Ralph Rugoff has been the Director of the Hayward Gallery of London since 2006. Rugoff was the Artistic Director of the XIII Biennale de Lyon in 2015 titled La vie moderne. Between 1985 and 2002 he wrote art and cultural criticism for numerous periodicals, publishing widely in art magazines as well as newspapers, including Artforum, Artpresse, FlashArt, Frieze, Parkett, Grand Street, The Financial Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Los Angeles Weekly and published a collection of essays, Circus Americanus (1995), in which he explored cultural phenomena of the American West. During the same period he began working as an independent curator, organizing exhibitions such as Just Pathetic (1990) and Scene of the Crime (1997). A former Director (2000-06) of CCA Wattis Institute, at California College of the Arts in San Francisco, he has curated numerous group shows at the Hayward Gallery over the past 11 years, including The Painting of Modern Life (2007), Psycho Buildings (2008), an exhibition that included interactive and immersive installations by artists such as Mike Nelson, Gelitin and Do-ho Suh; and The Infinite Mix (2016); he also has curated important retrospectives and solo exhibitions by Ed Ruscha, Jeremy Deller, Carsten Holler, Tracey Emin and George Condo.
In samenwerking met Wallonie-Bruxelles International en Departement des Arts Plastiques Contemporains van de Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles.