Today, the Rhizome staff is pleased to announce Heather Corcoran as Rhizome's new Executive Director. Corcoran succeeds Lauren Cornell who has served the organization for the past seven years and will continue to be involved by joining the Rhizome Board.
Corcoran comes to Rhizome from Film and Video Umbrella in London where she has served as Deputy Director. She has previously worked as a Curator at FACT, the UK’s leading center for new media, and at SPACE, London and Interaccess Electronic Media Arts Centre in Toronto. Considered a leading figure in media art internationally, Heather has also produced large-scale projects with the Barbican Centre, AND Festival and was a contributing Curator for the 2010 Liverpool Biennial. She will take up the new post on September 15th.
The staff is very excited to have Heather on board and look forward to working with her! It goes without saying that we will miss Lauren, but know her presence and support will still be felt through her participation on the Board of Directors and her continued work in the field!