Staci Boris, curator of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, and the Spertus Museum, has been named Director of Art Chicago.
Ms. Boris will continue Art Chicago’s tradition of showcasing modern and contemporary art from the United States and abroad. As Director, she will oversee the selection of galleries for the 2012 edition of the fair, curate the special exhibition series, develop CONVERGE Chicago: Contemporary Curators Forum, and will work toward re-developing Art Chicago’s 30 year history in the city of Chicago through partnerships with the city’s cultural institutions and galleries.
“I am looking forward to joining the very talented and professional team that produces the Art Chicago and NEXT art fairs. At a crucial point in its history, Art Chicago is poised for change, and my goal as director is to shape the fair into a version that is smart, fresh, and exciting for the city of Chicago. Art Chicago is committed to bringing in a range of compelling and significant artworks as well as providing outstanding educational programs and materials that supply context and information about the art on view, the participating galleries, trends in the art world, and the valuable experience of collecting art. My aim is to provide quality artworks for those who wish to enrich their lives by living with them” says Ms. Boris.
Paul Morris, Vice President, MMPI Art Shows & Events welcomed the news and said “all of us at MMPI are honored that Staci has joined the Art Shows Group as Director of Art Chicago. With her curatorial expertise, her deep roots in the Chicago art world and her substantial knowledge in modern and contemporary art, Staci will lead the fair with her genuine brand of enthusiasm and a great understanding of the importance of Art Chicago to the city.”