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Gregor Muir

director of collection, International Art at Tate Modern

Gregor Muir is the director of collection, International Art at Tate Modern. From 2011 to October 2016, Muir was executive director of the ICA, London, where he oversaw an exhibition program featuring artists such as Tauba Auerbach, Judy Blame, Zhang Enli, Richard Hamilton, Bruce Nauman, Juergen Teller and Betty Woodman. He also coordinated ICA Off-Site exhibitions in Birmingham, London and Hong Kong. Muir has frequently chaired panel discussion and talks with artists, including Lynda Benglis, Tracey Emin and Gilbert & George, as well as working on Frieze Talks in London.

From 2004 to 2011, Muir was the London director of Hauser & Wirth, organizing exhibitions in London, Zurich and New York with artists including Louise Bourgeois, Francis Picabia and Wilhelm Sasnal. Muir previously worked as the Kramlich Curator of Contemporary Art at Tate where he co-curated the first moving image exhibition “Time Zones” at Tate Modern, and “In-a-Gadda-da-Vida” with Angus Fairhurst, Damien Hirst and Sarah Lucas at Tate Britain, both in 2004. He also worked on contemporary art acquisitions for Tate Collections, and curated several displays of contemporary art from the Tate collection, including a special focus on the 1971 Robert Morris exhibition and Carl Andre’s Equivalent series (aka The Bricks).

In 1997, Muir founded the Lux Gallery in Hoxton Square, Shoreditch, which featured exhibitions by Kutlug Ataman, Carsten Höller and Jane & Louise Wilson. In the same year, he co-curated “Assuming Positions” at the ICA, London, which included works by Jorge Pardo and Tobias Rehberger, as well as curating pioneering programs of film and video art. In 1994 he curated the exhibition “Liar”, featuring works by Cerith Wyn Evans and Sadie Benning, and in 1993 he curated the group show “Lucky Kunst”, featuring works by Gary Hume and Sam Taylor-Wood, which would later inspire a book of the same name documenting the 90’s London art scene.


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