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Director Dr Alfredo Cramerotti leaving Mostyn

Mostyn’s Director, Dr Alfredo Cramerotti, has announced that he will be stepping down from his role at the end of December 2023.

Having served over 12 years as the institution’s Director, he has led an exhibition programme that has seen an exponential growth in Mostyn’s reputation for showing world class international contemporary art. Notable exhibitions under his tenure have included David Nash, Anselm Kiefer, Ryan Gander, Irma Blank, Bedwyr Williams, Sean Edwards, Sïan Rees Astley, Rebecca Gould, Camille Blatrix, Camille Henrot, Laurence Kavanagh, Mike Perry, Shezad Dawood, Josephine Meckseper, Louisa Gagliardi, Derek Boshier, Mark Gubb, Anj Smith, Jacqueline de Jong, Angharad Williams, Cerith Wyn Evans, Diane Dal-pra, Oren Pinhassi and the current solo presentation by Rosemarie Castoro.

Alongside his Directorship of Mostyn, Dr. Cramerotti has also been Co-Chair of the Visual Arts Group Wales, and a leading voice within the PlusTate network of 48 publicly-funded modern and contemporary art venues in the UK.

As Director of the IKT, the International Association of Curators of Contemporary Art, Dr Cramerotti recently brought a delegation of over 65 international curators to North Wales, where they attended events and exhibitions across North Wales, followed by a symposium of over 100 people on art and advanced technologies at Pontio, Bangor.

Dr Cramerotti is taking up a new position as Director of Media Majlis, the museum of art, communication and technology at Northwestern University in Qatar, starting in 2024. He will provide curatorial support to Mostyn for their forthcoming exhibitions by Paul Maheke (Spring 2024) and Noémie Goudal (Summer 2024).

Dr Cramerotti says: 

“It’s with a mix of heavy heart and excitement that I took the decision to leave Mostyn as a new opportunity arose in Doha, where I will be leading an institution at the crossroad between art, media and advanced technologies. Mostyn has been my home and passion for more than a decade. I have no doubt that a new leadership team will build on the recent successes of the institution, and provide further fuel to reach new heights.”

Clare Harding is appointed by the Gallery Council to act as Interim Director until a full and open recruitment search for a new Director takes place. The recruitment process will begin in April, and it is anticipated that the new Director will be in place by late 2024. 

Clare has worked at Mostyn for 6 years in a variety of roles, initially joining the team as Curator of Digital Content through a PhD studentship sponsored by the Arts Council of Wales, where she led the digital transformation of Mostyn. For the last 2 years she has worked as Mostyn’s Head of Marketing and Development, generating in the region of £400,000 a year of funding for Mostyn’s community work and special projects. Clare will start as Interim Director on January 1st 2024. 

Jeremy Salisbury, Chair of Mostyn’s Gallery Council said: 

“We thank Alfredo for his leadership and guidance over the last 12 years. We are all indebted to him for his vision in taking and keeping Mostyn at the cutting edge of the visual art world. 2024 will be an exciting year at the gallery. Our successful Investment Review with the Arts Council of Wales laid out our vision for Mostyn to be a cultural anchor for North Wales; a world-class art centre, with a comprehensive, layered and inclusive learning and engagement programme. The year will begin with significant refurbishment works to the gallery in preparation for Mostyn becoming part of the National Gallery of Contemporary Art Wales network. Mostyn is also the Welsh partner for ‘The Triumph of Art’, the National Gallery London’s bicentenary commission with artist Jeremy Deller. We will now put in place the necessary foundations for these plans, and find a new Director to take Mostyn forward and shape our creative direction.”

For media enquiries contact Nicola Jeffs, [email protected], 07794 694 754 

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