Art in General appoints MACP faculty member Laurel Ptak as Executive Director
February 9, 2017
Art in General announced today that it has named Laurel Ptak, currently the director and curator of the artist-founded space Triangle, in New York City, as the nonprofit’s new executive director. She will take up the post on February 13.
“Art in General offers an essential platform for highlighting the perspectives, ideas, and practices of artists of diverse background and vision, and I have long been a follower and admirer,” Ptak said. “Artists, now more than ever, have an important role to play in our ongoing public discourse, helping to pave the way for common ground and mutual understanding.”
Ptak will oversee artist engagement and curatorial direction for Art in General’s new commissions and international programs, as well as the organization’s operations and fundraising initiatives. She will also develop the upcoming What Now? Symposium––which will explore artistic and curatorial issues through panel discussions and artist interventions––and work to enhance the scope of the organization’s creative collaborations with artists and partner institutions.