City Leaders Breakfast reception w/ Philippe Vergne
November 17, 8:00-9:30AM
Ehrlich Yanai Rhee Chaney Architects - 10865 Washington Blvd. Culver City, CA 90232

Image courtesy of The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, photo by Myles Pettengill

The 2017 AIA|LA City Leaders Breakfast Series :: the fourteenth annual AIA|LA Breakfast Series

Director, Museum of Contemporary Art
WHEN: Friday, November 17  (8:00 - 9:30am)
WHERE: Ehrlich Yanai Rhee Chaney Architects - 10865 Washington Blvd. Culver City, CA 90232
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Phillipe Vergne

Philippe Vergne was appointed director of The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (MOCA) in March 2014. Prior to his appointment at MOCA, Vergne served for five years as director of the Dia Art Foundation, New York, where he built an international reputation as a successful and committed museum leader with a deep knowledge of contemporary art, a respected curatorial vision, close relationships with artists and the international contemporary art community, and strong fundraising skills. Before leading the Dia Art Foundation, Vergne served as deputy director and chief curator at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis and as director of the Musée d’art Contemporain (MAC) in Marseille, France.

Vergne’s recent institutional accomplishments include the rebuilding and transformation of the Dia Art Foundation, achieved by successfully stewarding and developing its board, fundraising for operations and capital projects, instituting long- range planning, and cultivating close relationships with artist and donor communities. Since 1992, Vergne has organized and curated monographic, group, and thematic exhibitions at major institutions around the world including, among others for Doug Aitken, Carl André, Yves Klein, Huang Yong Ping, and Kara Walker. In 2006, Vergne co- curated the Whitney Biennial with Chrissie Iles. Vergne has edited and contributed essays to numerous books and catalogues, and has written for major art magazines. He is also a frequent lecturer. Vergne earned his diplôme d’etudes approfondies (first doctoral diploma) and master’s degree in the history of modern art from the University of Paris IV, Sorbonne, in 1992, and his BA in archaeology and the history of modern art in 1989. He also holds a BA in law from the University of Paris II, Assas, completed in 1988.

In April 2015, Vergne was awarded the Légion d’Honneur in recognition of his 24 years of service to the arts. Vergne was also named Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the French government in 2004. 

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