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Thursday, January 5, 2012

Utah Museum of Contemporary Art Announces Aaron Moulton, new Senior Curator of Exhibitions

Utah Museum of Contemporary Art Announces
Aaron Moulton, new Senior Curator of Exhibitions

Contact: Emily Brunt | emily.brunt@utahmoca.org | 801.328.4201 x 115 | www.utahmoca.org

For Immediate Release:
January 5, 2012

SALT LAKE CITY, UT – Utah Museum of Contemporary Art is pleased to announce that Aaron Moulton will be joining the museum as Senior Curator of Exhibitions.  Moulton will commence his duties at UMOCA on January 16, 2012.

Moulton joins the staff at UMOCA at a time when the institution is achieving increasing national recognition. “We conducted a worldwide search to fill this position and were incredibly fortunate to find Aaron,” says Adam Price, Executive Director, Utah Museum of Contemporary Art.  “He brings with him just the qualities that our institution needs at this time: a distinctive and exciting curatorial voice with an international perspective; an outstanding record of scholarship; and both the desire and ability to make contemporary art resonate with the people of Utah.”

Moulton obtained his degree in curatorial studies from the Royal College of Art in London. He was editor of Flash Art International in Milan and for the past five years has been based in Berlin where he founded the exhibition space FEINKOST at the former location of the Berlin Wall. In addition to curating exhibitions throughout Europe, Moulton has written broadly, contributing to art magazines and authoring monographic catalogues for artists such as Christian Jankowski, Kirstine Roepstorff and Arcangelo Sassolino. He is currently co-editor for the exhibitions quarterly AGMA, a journal dedicated to offering visual reviews of exhibitions happening throughout the world.

Moulton will create original exhibitions, conceive and implement contemporary programming outside UMOCA’s four walls, and oversee the day-to-day operations of the museum’s curatorial department. 

Utah Museum of Contemporary Art (formerly Salt Lake Art Center) was recognized as Best Museum in the State of Utah for 2011.  Founded in 1931 and now located in the heart of Salt Lake City, UMOCA exhibits groundbreaking work by leading local and international artists. Recent exhibitions include Fallen Fruit of Utah, a state-wide collaboration with museums and individuals about the role of fruit in Utah’s history, led by artist collective Fallen Fruit; current exhibitions include a solo exhibition by Kim Schoenstadt, winner of the 2011 Catherine Doctorow Prize for Contemporary Painting; and Doublespeak, codes and entendres by contemporary women artists.  Upcoming exhibitions include Sundance Film Festival New Frontier, and also Play Me I’m Yours, inviting the people of Salt Lake to show off their piano skills on street corners all over town.  UMOCA rounds out its offerings with a lively mix of award-winning educational programs, film screenings, panel discussions, and events celebrating Salt Lake’s vibrant local art scene. UMOCA is located at 20 S. West Temple, just off the intersection with South Temple. Admission is free year-round. Business hours are Tuesday-Thursday: 11 am-6 pm; Friday: 11 am-9 pm; Saturday: 11 am-6 pm; closed Sunday and Monday. For more information call (801) 328-4201 or visit www.utahmoca.org.


Emily Brunt
Director of Communications, Utah Museum of Contemporary Art
801.328.4201 x115 | m: 801.232.7362 | emily.brunt@utahmoca.org  | www.utahmoca.org

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