Artpace San Antonio announces the selection of Michael Darling, Jon and Mary Shirley Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Seattle Art Museum, as the 10.3 International Artist-in-Residence (IAIR) guest curator. Darling has invited Henning Bohl (Berlin, Germany), Roy McMakin (Seattle, Washington), and Adam Schreiber (Austin, Texas) to participate in the renowned residency program in San Antonio, TX following in the footsteps of such past residents as Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Wangechi Mutu, and Mark Bradford. Darling's selected artists for the 10.3 IAIR residency will live and work at Artpace September 20 - November 22, 2010, to create new projects to debut at the public opening on November 18, 2010.
Michael Darling has been the Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Seattle Art Museum since July 2006. There, he has organized distinguished exhibitions, including Gaylen Hansen, Three Decades of Painting (2007-08), Su-Mei Tse (2008), Dennis Oppenheim: Safety Cones (2008), and Target Practice: Painting Under Attack 1949-78 (2009).
Prior to his appointment in Seattle, Darling served as an assistant curator at the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art, where he organized Superflat, in collaboration with the artist Takashi Murakami (2001); Seattle artist/architect and 10.3 Artpace resident artist Roy McMakin's first museum survey (2002); and Painting in Tongues, a survey of single artists whose practices span mediums (2006). Darling received his Ph.D. from University of California, Santa Barbara focusing his dissertation on 20th-century American furniture designer George Nelson.
Artpace San Antonio serves as a laboratory for the creation and advancement of international contemporary art. Artpace believes that art is a dynamic social force that inspires individuals and defines cultures. Our residencies, exhibitions, and education programs nurture the creative expression of emerging and established artists, while actively engaging youth and adult audiences.
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