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New Curator at Govett-Brewster Art Gallery

by John Di Setefano

Mercedes Vicente is the newly appointed curator at Govett-Brewster Art Gallery and the latest in a wave of art professionals choosing to work in New Zealand.

Originally from Barcelona, she spent 17 years in New York as a freelance curator. The New Zealand audience first became acquainted with Vicente during her 2004 exhibition at Govett-Brewster entitled "Slowness." After this successful project, Vicente was coaxed by then director Gregory Burke to consider the curatorial post just vacated by Simon Rees, who moved on to theā€¦

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