It is with a touch of sadness that we announce that our illustrious Senior Curator Eugenio Viola will be leaving PICA in mid February to take up an exciting new position in South America, as Chief Curator of the Museum of Contemporary Art Bogotá, Colombia.
Eugenio has brought a unique international perspective to PICA as its Senior Curator over the last two years and forged new global networks and opportunities for Artists in WA and across Australia.
His curatorial achievements at PICA have included I don’t want to be there when it happens; Kimsooja: Zone of Nowhere; Khaled Sabsabi: A Self-Portrait; Hyperprometheus: The Legacy of Frankenstein and the forthcoming Cassils: Alchemic and Marco Fusinato: Lower Power. These thoughtful and intelligent projects have demonstrated the significant role contemporary art can play in expanding our view of the world.
We are pleased to announce that Charlotte Hickson will assume the role of PICA Curator for the remainder of 2019. Charlotte has been PICA’s Exhibitions Manager since December 2017 and has previously held positions at Fremantle Arts Centre, the Biennale of Sydney and John Kaldor Art Projects. She looks forward to continuing to work on this year’s exciting visual arts program and further developing PICA’s artistic relationships locally and globally.
Image credit: Eugenio Viola, photo by Camo Delgado Aguilera