OAKVILLE, ON.- Oakville Galleries
announced the appointment of Frances Loeffler to the position of Curator. In this role, Loeffler will be mandated with overseeing the continued development of Oakville Galleries' exhibition and collection programs as the organization plans for a major expansion and relocation in the coming years.
Loeffler comes to Oakville Galleries from White Cube, London, where she has worked since 2012. During her time at White Cube, Loeffler produced solo exhibitions with artists Runa Islam, Christian Marclay, Kris Martin, Haim Steinbach, and Liu Wei, amongst others. Prior to her tenure at White Cube, Loeffler served as Projects Curator for the Liverpool Biennial of Contemporary Art, working on both the 2010 and 2012 exhibitions with artists such as Rosa Barba, Alfredo Jaar, Will Kwan, and Ryan Trecartin. From 2008 to 2009, Loeffler held the position of Visiting Curator at the research and commissioning agency Situations in Bristol.
As an independent curator and writer, Loeffler has also curated exhibitions for a range of other venues, including Spike Island, Bristol; New International Cultural Centre, Antwerp; CGP Gallery and Dilston Grove, London; Frutta, Rome; and the Adam Art Gallery, Wellington. She was selected to be among the group of residents in the Curatorial Intensive hosted by Independent Curators International in October 2010, and in 2011 she was Guest Researcher at the Jan van Eyck Academie in Maastricht, the Netherlands. She has written for various exhibition catalogues, publications and journals such as Frieze, The White Review and Cura.
We couldnt be happier to be welcoming Frances to our team, says Matthew Hyland, Director of Oakville Galleries. She has developed a compelling vision for Oakville Galleries curatorial program, one that builds on our existing strengths and ensures the Galleries' continued contribution to local, national and international conversations. While her point of view is international in scope, she demonstrates a remarkably well-established commitment toand dynamic perspective onCanadian art and artists. We look forward to seeing that reflected in our programming."
"I am thrilled to be joining Oakville Galleries as Curator, says Loeffler. "The gallery has an outstanding exhibition programoften producing important exhibitions with artists at a formative moment in their careersand a wonderfully rich collection of contemporary Canadian art. I am excited to immerse myself in the lively community within which Oakville Galleries plays a vital part, and to work with the team to produce a dynamic exhibition program with artists from Canada and around the world."
Loeffler will assume her position in February 2016.