The Board of Directors of the Art Gallery of Alberta
(AGA) announced today the appointment of Gilles Hébert as the gallerys new Executive Director, effective October 26, 2009.
Gilles brings to the AGA 25 years of experience from across the spectrum of the art world, as an artist, curator, program developer and senior administrator. Gilles career profile will be key to the gallery achieving its long-term goals, as the AGA moves into its new building and launches its New Vision with expanded exhibitions, new educational programming and a full range of top-tier gallery experiences, said Allan Scott , Chair of the AGA Board of Directors. At this point in the AGAs history, bringing on board someone with Gilles broad ranging and proven art gallery management expertise is a very positive step for the organization.
Hébert has held institutional leadership roles at the Mendel Art Gallery in Saskatoon , Saskatchewan , the Manitoba-based St. Norbert Arts Centre and most recently as the Director of the Art Gallery of Windsor in Windsor , Ontario . His background in art gallery management covers a wide range of areas including financial management, private and public sector fundraising, marketing and programming development.
Hébert was born in Winnipeg , Manitoba and has spent a significant part his career in Western Canada and the Prairies. He will be relocating to Edmonton from Windsor , Ontario.
Hébert holds a Bachelor Degree of Arts from the University of Manitoba and has also studied Fine Art History and taken Studio Courses at both the Ontario College and Design and the University of Toronto.