Levai says the two galleries will now operate under a unified program, but, as before, will have a dedicated staff in London. Ed Spurr, formerly of Matthew Marks Gallery in New York, has joined as a director in London, and is set to move there ahead of its first show in late April. Andrew Renton, who formerly ran Marlborough Contemporary in London, departed the gallery earlier in the year.
The New York gallery will continue to be led by Levai and co-founder Pascal Spengemann, as well as Leo Fitzpatrick, who oversees programming in its Viewing Room. Nichole Caruso, formerly of Wallspace and Lisa Cooley, will be joining Marlborough Contemporary in New York as director, and Levai says overall headcount across both galleries will remain stable at 12 people.
Levai took over the New York location in 2012, and the London location opened later that same year. The New York location spans a ground-floor and second-floor space at 545 West 25th Street and hosts three exhibitions at any one time; the London space is a single 2,500-square foot gallery, located on the second floor of 6 Albemarle Street, in the centrally located Mayfair area.
While they exhibited separately at art fairs in the past, going forward, the combined Marlborough Contemporary will exhibit as a single entity at fairs, beginning with next week’s Armory Show
in New York.