Curator and Art Historian Elvira Dyangani Ose will be the first women to lead the major institution.
Elvira Dyangani Ose (Córdoba, 1974), currently head of the London gallery The Showroom, has been appointed the new director of the Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona. Following an Open Call in spring, the jury decided for the Ose, to be the first woman in charge of the Barcelona museum for the next five years.
She studied Art History at the Autonomous University of Barcelona, and History and Theory of Architecture at the Polytechnic University of Catalonia, has directed The Showroom in London since 2018 and is a professor of Visual Cultures at Goldsmiths , University of London, since 2014. She has been curator of the International Biennial of Contemporary Art in Göteborg; Curator of International Art at the Tate Modern in London; artistic director of Rencontres Picha – Lubumbashi Biennial, Democratic Republic of the Congo; Curator of Contemporary Art at the Andalusian Center for Contemporary Art (CAAC) in Seville, Senior Curator at Creative Time and Curator of the Atlantic Center of Modern Art (CAAM) in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.