Ep.184 Courtney Willis Blair the US Senior Director in White Cube’s first public gallery in New York City. She joined in 2023.
Courtney will be responsible for shaping the gallery’s curatorial programme and brand both in the region and across the US. A member of the White Cube’s Global Board of Directors, she will play a key role in shaping the strategy for the gallery internationally.
She was formerly a Partner and Senior Director at Mitchell-Innes & Nash, where she led artist canonical strategy and institutional engagement in the US and internationally, from projects at documenta and São Paulo Biennial, to exhibitions at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, the Jewish Museum, Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, and the Speed Art Museum.
As a writer and journalist, she has profiled some of the world’s leading artists, architects, and curators. She is the founder of Entre Nous, an international body of Black women art dealers established in 2016, and serves on the boards of The Kitchen, Triple Canopy, and the International Studio & Curatorial Program.
White Cube https://www.whitecube.com/news/courtney-willis-blair-to-join-white-cube-as-us-senior-director
Apollo Magazine https://www.apollo-magazine.com/courtney-willis-blair-40-under-40-usa-the-business/
Culture Type https://www.culturetype.com/2022/11/21/appointment-courtney-willis-blair-will-lead-white-cube-gallery-in-new-york/
Cultured Magazine https://www.culturedmag.com/article/2023/09/28/theaster-gates-david-hammons-tiona-nekkia-mcclodden-white-cube
Gotham Magazine https://gothammag.com/nyc-women-of-style-2023
The Art Newspaper https://www.theartnewspaper.com/2020/12/09/courtney-willis-blair-becomes-partner-at-mitchell-innes-and-nash
Art Forum https://www.artforum.com/news/mitchell-innes-nash-promotes-courtney-willis-blair-to-partner-249045/
New York Times https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/21/arts/design/art-basel-black-owned-galleries.html
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