Irene Hofmann Named Phillip s Director and Chief Curator of SITE Santa Fe

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SANTA FE, NM.- On the eve of its Eighth International Biennial, The Dissolve, SITE Santa Fe today announced that Irene Hofmann has been named Phillips Director and Chief Curator, effective October 1, 2010. The appointment was ratified at a meeting of SITE Santa Fe Board of Directors held on June 8, 2010. Ms. Hofmann succeeds Laura Steward, who became Director of SITE Santa Fe in 2005 and in September 2009 announced that she would be stepping down following the opening of the 2010 International Biennial. “Irene’s passion for contemporary art and her understanding and appreciation of the nuances of leading an arts organization are breathtaking and inspiring,” said Cornelia Bryer, President of SITE Santa Fe’s Board of Directors. “Irene’s career includes prolific work as a curator in organizing and touring innovative, inclusive exhibitions in collaboration with a wide range of partners. As Executive