Josie Browne Appointed Deputy Director at Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore
By Hanae Ko
Nanyang Technological University Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore (NTU CCA) has appointed Josie Browne as its deputy director, exhibitions and residencies. Browne, who is a co-founder of Beam, a contemporary art advisory and online gallery with a focus on Chinese art, established in 2011, was previously the director of Max Protetch Gallery in New York. During her 15-year tenure as director of Max Protetch, Browne organized the first major gallery shows in the United States for many Chinese artists, including luminaries such as Zhang Huan and Zhang Xiaogang, as well as those from a younger generation, such as Hai Bo, Li Yousong, Sun Xun, Chen Qiulin, Gao Shiqiang and Qiu Jiongjiong. Browne also curated Max Protetch’s acclaimed architecture program which exhibited works by Zaha Hadid, Rem Koolhaas, Ludwig Mies Van der Rohe, Louis I. Kahn and Steven Holl.
As co-founder of Beam, Browne has worked on various projects, including a public art commission in Seoul by Spanish-born conceptual atist Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle, and an exhibition of Iranian-American sculptor Siah Armajani’s work at Parasol Unit Foundation for Contemporary Art in London. Since organizing projects for the Burmese artist-couple Wah Nu and Tun Win Aung, Browne has worked with other artists in Southeast Asia with the aim of promoting their practices.
In an email interview, Browne says to ArtAsiaPacific: "I am so happy to be a part of the NTU CCA team. It is a great opportunity for me to grow in the region and to share my experiences working in New York, China and Southeast Asia. My hopes are to have many people come to see what we are doing."
Hanae Ko is reviews and web editor at ArtAsiaPacific.