August 31, 2017

Jochen Volz Wins 2017 Agnes Gund Curatorial Award

NEW YORK—Maximilíano Durón of Artnews reports that Jochen Volz has received the 2017 Agnes Gund Curatorial Award from the Independent Curators International organization, based in New York. Volz will be given the award during the ICI’s annual benefit on October 25.

Volz was recently made the general director of the Pinacoteca de São Paulo, one of Brazil’s most preeminent art museums, and has been involved with a number of different projects in Brazil over the last fifteen years. He curated the Brazilian Pavilion at this year’s Venice Biennale, and once served as the artistic director, among other positions, at the Instituto Inhotim, located in Minas Gerais, Brazil. He was also a curator at the Portikus in Frankfurt and worked as the head of programming at London’s Serpentine Galleries.

“The role of the curator is one that fosters arts community, supports artists in their work and practice, builds infrastructure for the production and presentation of artworks, and connects artists and artworks with their communities. These reflect ICI’s mission and core values and Jochen resonates with that,” said Renaud Proch, the director of the ICI.

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