Tate’s Ben Borthwick Appointed CEO and Artistic Director of Artes Mundi

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LONDON.- Ben Borthwick has been appointed Chief Executive and Artistic Director of Artes Mundi – the UK’s largest art prize. Borthwick is a curator and writer who specialises in contemporary art, with particular focus on sound and socially engaged practices . He joins Artes Mundi after seven years at Tate Modern where he was Assistant Curator and curated the exhibitions including Gilbert & George, Rodchenko and Popova and the Turbine Hall installation Bruce Nauman: Raw Materials. In 2007-08, he devised Tate Modern’s Level 2 Gallery programme of emerging artists where he has also curated exhibitions by Meschac Gaba, Latifa Echakhch and Rosa Barba, forthcoming in September. In 2008, Borthwick co-founded Butcher’s, a non-profit arts organisation that produces projects in high street locations and public spaces. Butcher’s is currently doing a collaborative residency with artist Graham Hudson on the King’s