Announcing Our Next Executive Director, Justine Ludwig
March 29th, 2018
We are pleased to announce the appointment of Justine Ludwig as Creative Time’s next Executive Director.
Ludwig comes to Creative Time from Dallas Contemporary, where she serves as Deputy Director and Chief Curator. There she has overseen numerous exhibitions, including by artists Pia Camil, Pedro Reyes, and Paola Pivi; has committed to an expanded diversity of programming reflective of the Dallas community, and contributed to increasing the institution’s public attendance. Ludwig also regularly contributes critical writing to international periodicals.
“I have admired Creative Time, with its commitment to social justice and art within the public sphere, for many years,” Ludwig says. “I believe that art is one of the greatest tools we have access to in creating better communities, and am committed to a Creative Time that stays ahead of the curve and establishes the golden standard for the social impact of creative visions.”
As Executive Director, she will apply her international perspective and interdisciplinary approach, furthering Creative Time’s mission to present public art projects that raise consciousness, expose injustices, and imagine a better world.
“We are thrilled to be working with Justine, whose commitment to social justice and devotion to the realization of artists’ dreams make her the perfect person to further Creative Time’s role as a leading voice in public art, both nationally and beyond,” said Jon Neidich, Creative Time Board Member and Head of the Search Committee.
Ludwig’s appointment follows a nationwide selection process for a visionary strategic leader to steward the organization to new heights during what is widely acknowledged to be a critical moment for art’s role in public dialogue.
Ludwig succeeds Acting Director Alyssa Nitchun, previously Creative Time’s Deputy Director, who since 2012 has helped shepherd Creative Time through a period of significant growth and artistic achievement. “We are incredibly excited to welcome Justine, and her dynamic curatorial vision, to Creative Time,” said Suzanne Cochran, Creative Time Board Chair. “We are so fortunate to have had Alyssa Nitchun’s invaluable leadership as Acting Director throughout this process, and we can’t wait to see how Creative Time continues to grow and evolve going forward.” As Acting Director, Nitchun has overseen the success of the Creative Time Summit in Toronto, the ongoing Pledges of Allegiance, and the forthcoming Bring Down The Walls and Basilea.