The Armory Show Announces New Hires and Staff Reorganization
A painting by Sean Landers at Galerie Rodolphe Janssen on Pier 94; Credit: Photo by BFA, Courtesy of The Armory Show 2016
The Armory Show announced today the hiring of two new staff members and the reorganization of senior management to support the merging of Piers 92 & 94 and the new curatorial and digital initiatives introduced last month.
“We are making adjustments and additions to our team to see through the fair’s new vision. New staff members have been added to support our digital expansion and marketing efforts associated with Armory Live and special projects associated with Platform while upper management has been adjusted to reflect the merging of Piers 92 & 94 and expanded VIP and visitor services,” says Mr. Genocchio.
The Armory Show has brought on Kristi Gushiken as Marketing Manager to oversee digital expansion and marketing efforts and Rachael Buchwald as Special Projects Manager, overseeing onsite commissions and projects associated with Platform.
Deborah Harris, formerly Managing Director of The Armory Show – Modern, has been promoted to Deputy Director of The Armory Show where her role will expand to oversee strategic development and exhibitor relations for all sections of the fair across Piers 92 & 94. In this capacity, Ms. Harris will work closely with the exhibitor relations team to recruit new and emerging galleries while continuing to strengthen the fair’s relationships with leading galleries from around the world.
Irene Kim, formerly Director of VIP Relations, has been promoted to Deputy Director of VIP and External Relations. In her expanded role, Mrs. Kim will continue to oversee The Armory Show’s VIP client relations and programming in addition to spearheading external affairs, which includes visitor fair experience, strategic marketing, and corporate partnerships.
The Armory Show announced last month a new vision for the 2017 edition aimed at enhancing the quality of artwork on display, fostering young galleries and staging ambitious projects that activate and draw inspiration from the fair’s unique industrial venue on Piers 92 & 94 in Midtown Manhattan. Beginning in 2017, The Armory Show will encourage more thoughtful, tightly curated presentations through the introduction of new and evolved exhibitor sections and programming. The fair will increase its engagement with prominent international curators in the selection of artists and galleries, emphasizing solo-artist presentations, new projects and commissions.