NEW YORK, NY.- Tanya Bonakdar Gallery
announced that Ethan Sklar has been made the gallerys first partner.
For nearly 25 years, Sklar has played an integral role in advancing Tanya Bonakdar Gallerys vision and growth into the internationally renowned, bi-coastal enterprise that it is today. Working alongside gallery founder and owner Tanya Bonakdar since 1997, Sklar has devoted decades to building the storied careers of gallery artists, forging key relationships with institutions, and placing important works with private collections worldwide.
Tanya Bonakdar comments: It is with great excitement that I welcome Ethan as the gallerys first partner. His substantial contributions certainly merit this recognition, as does his commitment to the gallerys vision and ethosalways evident across his work with our team, artists, and clients. I am so pleased to build on what we have accomplished together in this next phase of our already long and productive partnership.
Says Sklar, Working under the leadership of a true visionary, Tanya Bonakdar, I have had the privilege of supporting the most influential artists of our generation as they realized some of the most iconic works and exhibitions of the past two decades. From Olafur Eliassons The Weather Project (2003) at the Tate Turbine Hall, Rivane Neuenschwanders 2010 survey at The New Museum, Susan Philipszs 2010 Turner Prize exhibition, and Tomás Saracenos Cloud Cities (2012) on the Met rooftop, to Sarah Szes and Mark Manders representation of the United States and Holland, respectively, at the 2013 Venice Biennial, my work with Tanya Bonakdar Gallery has allowed me to contribute to these and many other landmark achievements by the artists we are so proud to represent. As our program grows to include artists like Analia Saban, Kelly Akashi, Wong Ping, Karyn Olivier, Amalia Pica and Sherrill Roland, and with current and forthcoming projects that include Ernesto Netos SunForceOceanLife on view now at the MFA Houston, Gillian Wearings solo exhibition at the Guggenheim Museum this fall, and Uta Barths survey at the Getty next year, I could not be more excited about the gallerys future.
In his new role as partner, Sklar will continue to work in close collaboration with Tanya Bonakdar, as well as senior leadership in New York and Los Angeles, to further the gallerys activities and realize its core objectives.