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Bozar appoints Zoë Gray as Director of Exhibitions

The Belgian-British curator and art historian has built up an impressive track record in both national and international contemporary art institutions. She has a strong European network, while the Brussels context holds no secrets for her either. As from 1 September she will take up her new role at Bozar – Centre for Fine Arts.

Zoë Gray (°1978, UK) lives and works in Brussels, where she has been appointed senior curator at WIELS since 2015. There, she developed a programme of innovative and engaged exhibitions that is both locally anchored and has international appeal.

She previously worked in France as artistic director of the Rennes Biennale (2014) and as project manager for the LUMA Foundation in Arles (2012-2013). She also worked as a curator at Kunstinstituut Melly (formerly known as Witte de With) in Rotterdam (2006-2012) and organised several international exhibitions as a guest curator. She writes regularly on contemporary art and is a member of CIMAM (International Committee for Museums and Collections of Modern Art) and IKT (International Association of Curators of Contemporary Art), where she was also vice-president from 2011-2014. Among others, Gray is a member of the general assembly of La Loge (Brussels), KIOSK (Ghent) and of the advisory committee for Mu.ZEE (Ostend).

Christophe Slagmuylder, CEO of Bozar: "With Zoë Gray we opted for a distinctly contemporary profile. She will build on Bozar's strong tradition of presenting both contemporary and historical exhibitions. The cross-pollination between the two and their relation to current social issues is becoming more relevant than ever. I am delighted to work with Zoë to develop a coherent and ambitious exhibition programme, closely aligned with the other art disciplines in the house."

Zoë Gray, Director of Exhibitions: "Bozar is a flagship for culture, with an impressive history and housed in a magnificent Horta building. Starting from this history, Bozar has incredible potential to shape the future of culture in Belgium. Bozar is the place par excellence for an artistically adventurous programme in an inclusive, dynamic and public-friendly framework."