The general council of the Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona ( Macba ) has appointed Elvira Dyangani Ose as the new director of the museum, replacing Ferran Barenblit , the museum informed this Thursday in a statement. Elvira Dyangani Ose New Director Of Macba Museum In Barcelona For Project1199
The council has endorsed the proposal of the committee of experts, which has valued from the winning bid the will to contribute “an innovative look at the role of the museum in the local and international scene, also incorporating a clear desire to connect with contemporary debates on the role of art at the beginning of the century “.
The jury was made up of the Deputy Mayor of the Barcelona City Council, Joan Subirats ; the general director of Cultural Heritage of the Generalitat, Elsa Ibar ; the president of the Macba Foundation, Ainhoa Grandes , and the general director of Fine Arts of the Ministry of Culture, María Dolores Jiménez-Blanco , among others.
Five years renewable
Elvira Dyangani Ose replaces Ferran Barenblit , who has been the director of Macba for the last six years , and the contract he signs is for senior management and provides for a duration of five years, renewable with the explicit agreement of the general council. Elvira Dyangani Ose New Director Of Macba Museum In Barcelona For Project1199
Born in Córdoba in 1974, she has a degree in Art History from the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB), since 2018 she is director and chief curator of The Showroom in London, and previously she has been curator of the International Biennial of Contemporary Art in Gothenburg , Curator of International Art at the Tate Modern in London and Curator of Contemporary Art at the Andalusian Center for Contemporary Art.