Dan Cameron to Replace Franklin Sirmans on ArtPrize Jury
ArtPrize today announced that Dan Cameron will replace Franklin Sirmans on the ArtPrize Seven Grand Prize Jury.
Cameron, independent curator and founder of Prospect New Orleans, will join artists Wangechi Mutu and Michael Rakowitz in selecting the winner of the $200,000 Juried Grand Prize.
“I couldn't think of a better colleague to step in now than Dan Cameron, who I've had the pleasure to work with via Prospect New Orleans," said Sirmans on Cameron’s appointment.
The replacement comes on the heels of Sirmans’ new role as Director of the Perez Art Museum, a position that will prevent him from visiting ArtPrize Seven and serving as a juror.
Sirmans begins as Director of the Perez in mid October and wished the timing could have been different. “I was very much looking forward to the event.”
Dan Cameron founded Prospect New Orleans in 2006 and directed until 2011, a period during which he was also Director of Visual Arts at the Contemporary Arts Center in New Orleans.
Cameron was Chief Curator at Orange County Museum of Art from 2012 to 2015. From 1995 to 2006, Cameron was Senior Curator at the New Museum. He has published hundreds of critical texts in books, catalogs and periodicals; lectured at museums and universities around the world; and taught on the graduate faculties of Columbia University, NYU and the School of Visual Art.