Apr 23, 2015

Ghez Receives Special Golden Lion

Susanne Ghez

The staff and board of the Renaissance Society warmly congratulate Susanne Ghez, the Ren’s former Executive Director and Chief Curator, on her recognition by the Venice Biennale. She will receive a Special Golden Lion for Services to the Arts on Saturday May 9 during the awards ceremony and inauguration of the 56th Exhibition.

In awarding Ghez the Special Golden Lion, the Board of Directors cite her as “undeniably one of the most distinguished personalities in international contemporary art. Renowned for her analytical eye, conviction in the importance of experimentation and innovative practices, over the last forty years Ghez has played a pioneering role in the field by introducing and giving young artists such as Jeff Wall, Mike Kelley, Isa Genzken, Thomas Struth, and Kara Walker their first museum exhibitions.”

Read more at the Venice Biennale’s website.