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Berlin’s Jenny Moore named museum executive director


BERLIN—Berlin’s Jenny Moore was named executive director of the Chinati Foundation, an internationally recognized museum in Marfa, Texas founded by artist Donald Judd.

In addition to managing and expanding the museum’s collection, Moore will oversee programs including temporary exhibitions, artists’ residencies, college and university internships, art classes, international symposia, performances, concerts and celebrations.

Moore, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Moore of Berlin, holds a bachelor’s degree in cultural anthropology from Wake Forest University and a master’s degree from the Center for Curatorial Studies and Art in Contemporary Culture at Bard College. She began her career in the field of contemporary art in Portland, Ore., moved to New York in 1998, and went on to become the Associate Curator at the New Museum in New York City in 2011.

Among the exhibitions Moore curated at the New Museum were “Pictures from the Moon: Artists’ Holograms 1969-2008” and solo presentations of the work of Charles Atlas, Ellen Altfest, Erika Vogt, Stanya Kahn, and Brian Bress.

Moore co-curated “NYC 1993: Experimental Jet Set, Trash and No Star,” and organized the New York presentation of “Rosemarie Trockel: A Cosmos.”

From 2005-2011 she was project curator for the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts in New York City. In 2009, she worked with Artistic Director Massimiliano Gioni to present “10,000 Lives,” the 8th Gwangju Biennale in South Korea, the largest contemporary art exhibition in Asia.

Moore began her connection with The Chinati Foundation in 2004 when she traveled to Marfa to conduct research for The Chinati Foundation’s exhibition, “John Chamberlain: Foam Sculptures (1966-1979).”


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