Atlanta Contemporary Art Center has selected Daniel Fuller as curator. Departing his position of four years as director of the Institute of Contemporary Art at Maine College of Art, Fuller starts in Atlanta on Dec. 1.
"My curatorial philosophy has always been clean and simple: to just remain open – ever open to artists and ideas,” he said.
Fuller predicted that the Contemporary will be "a site of actions and interactions, a site that is open to Atlanta’s diverse communities."
He joins executive director Julie Delliquanti, who headed the High Museum of Art's public programs and community engagement, as new to the Contemporary's leadership team. She began work in July.
With Delliquanti as the institution's administrative and fund-raising leader, they will share parts of the job of long-time Contemporary artistic director Stuart Horodner, who left in the summer to lead the Art Museum of the University of Kentucky in Lexington.
"Daniel is lauded for his commitment to artists as well as his intelligent, ambitious and inventive approaches to expanding the reach of contemporary art to new audiences," said Delliquanti in an announcement, predicting that Fuller's "leadership and curatorial vision will make a significant impact on our community.
"His hire is a first step of many we have planned for the next few years," she continued, "as we continue to grow the organization, work to broaden accessibility and educate audiences.”
Before starting at the Institute of Contemporary Art at Maine College of Art in 2010, Fulller worked as senior program specialist with the Philadelphia Exhibitions Initiative, a program of the Pew Center for Arts & Heritage. Prior to that, he was the assistant curator and curator of new media at the Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art in Peekskill, N.Y.