The board of the Center for Contemporary Art Tel Aviv has announced the appointment of Nicola Trezzi as the Center’s new director and chief curator, starting at the beginning of 2018. The Center’s founding director, Sergio Edelsztein, will lead the transition period and consequently stay as chairman of the board.
Born in Magenta (Italy) in 1982, Nicola Trezzi has been head of the MFA program at Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design in Jerusalem since 2014 and prior to that he was US editor of Flash Art International and curator at the Prague Biennale Foundation.
In parallel to these positions, he co-curated exhibitions at the Palais de Tokyo in Paris, the Center for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle in Warsaw, and the Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art in Peekskill. He was also among the initiators of Lucie Fontaine artist-run-space in Milan through which he co-organized projects at Iaspis in Stockholm, Marianne Boesky Gallery in New York, Galerie Perrotin in Paris, and Kayu in Bali.
A prolific writer, Trezzi contributed articles to exhibition catalogues published by Bonniers Konsthall in Stockholm, Newport Street Gallery in London, Kunsthaus Graz and to magazines such as Monopol, artnet News and artpress.
The founding director of CCA Tel Aviv stated: “After 20 years of growth, along which we grew form a tiny cultural operation to a vibrant institution leading the contemporary art scene in Israel, we find that Nicola Trezzi is the right person to take the CCA to the next stage, finding for it the right place in the international art scene and in the challenging local cultural and political reality.”
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