07 July 2018
White Cube is pleased to announce the appointment of Eric Shiner as Artistic Director, New York.
A respected curator and senior art figure in the US, Eric joins White Cube from Sotheby's, New York, where he was Senior Vice President of Contemporary Art. Previously he was Director at The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, having joined in 2008 as Milton Fine Curator of Art.
Eric will be responsible for steering White Cube’s artistic strategy in the US, focusing on enhancing the gallery’s global network through outreach with institutions and artists. He will start the new role in autumn 2018, based at White Cube’s New York office.
Susan May, Global Artistic Director, White Cube said: 'Eric's extensive experience with artists, collectors and museums over several decades made him the ideal candidate to lead in the development of White Cube's activities in the US. With his knowledge of the cultural landscape, his profound passion for art, and the great respect he has garnered from many of the world's leading artists, we feel confident in his ability to help take White Cube's artistic agenda to even greater heights.'
Eric Shiner said: 'White Cube has always been a true game changer in the cultural sphere. I am thrilled to join its dynamic team of passionate arts promoters and further develop the gallery’s global roster of artists. I have huge respect for Jay Jopling, who has always championed artists whose work challenges the status quo, and Susan May, who is a dynamic ally to the gallery’s artists. I am honoured to work with them and White Cube’s international team to further their mission. My time at Sotheby’s has been incredibly rewarding, and I will miss working with my simply amazing colleagues. In the end, working with artists is my true passion, and this new role allows me to return to making sure the most relevant voices of our age are heard and celebrated.'