Whitechapel Gallery is delighted to announce that curator and writer Gilane Tawadros, currently Chief Executive of DACS, a not-for-profit visual artists rights management organisation, and previously founding Director of the Institute of International Visual Arts (Iniva) has been appointed the new Director of Whitechapel Gallery. Gilane will take up her post in October 2022. AEM International are very pleased to have been involved in this appointment.
Gilane said: “As a passionate advocate for the critical value of art and artists to everyone in society, I am thrilled to have this opportunity to lead one of the world’s most pioneering cultural institutions. I look forward to working in close collaboration with Whitechapel Gallery’s Board and team, artists, and communities in East London, across the country and the globe, to shape a future for the Gallery that is bravely responsive to the pressing socio-political and environmental context of our time. Cultural diversity, access and inclusivity are abiding concerns for me that underpin a desire to make contemporary art and the art gallery central to all our lives”