The Centre Pompidou Foundation is pleased to announce the appointment of Sylvia Chivaratanond as the first Suzanne Deal Booth Adjunct Curator of American Art for the Centre Pompidou and the Centre Pompidou Foundation. In her new role, Ms. Chivaratanond will work closely with members of the Centre Pompidou Foundation and the Centre Pompidou in Paris to develop and support their expanding programs of acquiring and seeking donations of American art.
Art historian, independent curator and critic Ms. Chivaratanond holds art history degrees from Leicester University and UCLA. Her notable curatorial projects include exhibitions at the Walker Art Center, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, Tate Gallery in London and the 2003 Venice Biennale. Over the past ten years she has overseen exhibitions and publications with contemporary artists including Dan Graham, Cady Noland, Christian Marclay, Isaac Julien, Robert Gober, Matthew Barney, Catherine Opie, Ed Ruscha, Sturtevant, James Lee Byars, and Bas Jan Ader.
Centre Pompidou Director Alfred Pacquement said, “We are very pleased to welcome Sylvia Chivaratanond to our curatorial team at the Pompidou. I would like to thank the Centre Pompidou Foundation and its Director Suzanne Deal Booth for her generous contribution, long-term support and vision in creating and funding this new position. We look forward to working with Ms. Chivaratanond on our initiatives to bring acquisitions of American art to the Centre Pompidou.”
Suzanne Deal Booth, Centre Pompidou Foundation Director, said, “We are thrilled to have Sylvia Chivaratanond as part of our team. The Centre Pompidou has always been a dynamic institution, uniquely positioned with its holdings and resources to shape culture and education. With this appointment, the Centre Pompidou Foundation demonstrates its ongoing commitment to one of the world’s greatest museums.”
“I am honored to be able to work with such a venerable museum and Foundation and to help their important mission of bringing the work of American artists to the Centre Pompidou,” said Sylvia Chivaratanond. “I very much look forward to working with Alfred Pacquement, the curators at the Centre Pompidou and the Directors of the Foundation.”
Founded in 1977 by Dominique de Menil, Centre Pompidou Foundation is an American organization dedicated to supporting the Centre Pompidou in Paris by encouraging donations and acquisitions of works of art. It fosters connoisseurship and a dynamic exchange of ideas through special events, exhibitions, and trips for its members that offer unprecedented access to artists, private collections, modern and contemporary architectural treasures, and world-class museums in the company of the Centre Pompidou curators of modern and contemporary art, architecture and design.
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