Andrew Kear and Radovan Radulovic Assume Key Roles at WAG

Winnipeg, Manitoba, March 30, 2017: The Winnipeg Art Gallery is pleased to announce the appointment of Andrew Kear as Chief Curator and Radovan Radulovic as Head of Museum Services, effective April 1. Kear will retain his position of Curator of Canadian Art, while Radulovic moves from Head of Conservation into his new role.

Quick Facts

  • The Chief Curator oversees exhibition selection and planning, the Clara Lander Library and Archives, and the permanent collection.
  • The Head of Museum Services manages artwork conservation, exhibition prep-work, maintenance, and the vaults.
  • Established in 1912, the WAG is Canada’s oldest civic gallery and holds the largest public collection of contemporary Inuit art in the world.
  • The Gallery’s collection comprises 27,000 works ranging from Canadian and Indigenous art to European art in all media.
  • The WAG presents a rotating series of exhibitions highlighting the collection and travelling shows.

Bios

Andrew Kear holds Masters of Arts in Canadian Art History from Carleton University and Philosophy from the University of Toronto, as well as a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design. Kear joined the WAG in 2008 and has curated such exhibitions as Karl Funk (2016), Esther Warkov: Paintings (2016), Dalí Up Close (2014), and William Kurelek: The Messenger (2011). Kear also serves as a sessional instructor at the University of Winnipeg in the Department of Art History.

Radovan Radulovic joined the WAG in 2001 as Conservator, becoming Head of Conservation in 2011. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Art with a major in Painting Restoration and Conservation from the Academy of Applied Arts and Design, Belgrade, Yugoslavia. Prior to joining the WAG, Radulovic worked as a restorer at the National Art Museum in Belgrade and was self-employed as a restorer.

Quotes
“Andrew Kear and Radovan Radulovic are a dynamic and talented team who will help lead the WAG as we work toward the creation of the new Inuit Art Centre. Their breadth of knowledge, experience, and creativity have contributed greatly to the Gallery over the years, and we are thrilled to work with both in expanded roles at this critical moment in WAG history.”
—Dr. Stephen Borys, Director & CEO, Winnipeg Art Gallery

“This promotion is an enormous privilege, and beyond the inspiring professional challenges that lay ahead, the vote of confidence resonates personally. I remain with the consummately professional, hard working, and good humoured team with whom I cut my curatorial teeth as a student research assistant in 2005. I look forward to helping draw together and direct the diverse and rich knowledge of the WAG’s curatorial team, expanding historical and contemporary art, Indigenous and non-Indigenous creative practices, traditional and new media.”
—Andrew Kear
WAG Head of Curatorial, Curator of Canadian Art

“At this exciting time at the WAG, I am honored to become a part of the management team. The new Inuit Art Centre and the Gallery’s continuing program of amazing exhibitions are proving that the WAG is a leading art museum—not only in Manitoba, but across Canada and internationally. I am delighted to bring renewed passion and energy to this role.”
—Radovan Radulovic
WAG Head of Museum Services

For more information or to arrange interviews, please contact:
Catherine Maksymiuk
Manager, Media & Marketing
Winnipeg Art Gallery
204.789.1767
Media-Manager@wag.ca

The Winnipeg Art Gallery is a cultural advocate – a lens and forum – helping people see and experience more through art. Playing a vital role in the community, engaging and enriching people of all ages and backgrounds through art and culture, the Winnipeg Art Gallery thrives as a creative, innovative, and accessible place for learning, discovery and inspiration.

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