2016 Jury

The inaugural Nasher Prize jury members. 

Phyllida Barlow

ARTIST / UNITED KINGDOM

Phyllida Barlow (1944) has mounted a number of highly acclaimed, daring exhibitions of monumental sculpture. Her recent solo exhibitions include Tate Britain; Nasher Sculpture Center; Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach; Des Moines Art Center; New Museum, New York; Henry Moore Institute, Leeds. In 2012, Barlow received the Aachen Art Prize and the “Award for the Most Significant Contribution to the Development of Contemporary Art” at The First International Kiev Biennale, Kiev, Ukraine. She was selected as a Royal Academician in 2011, and was also recently appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE). She will also represent Britian in the 2017 Venice Biennale.

Lynne Cooke

SENIOR CURATOR, NATIONAL GALLERY OF ART, WASHINGTON, D.C. / UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

Australian native Lynne Cooke is Senior Curator of Special Projects in Modern Art at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC, where she has been since August of 2014. Prior to the NGA, Cooke was the deputy director and chief curator of the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía in Madrid. In addition, Cooke has also served as curator for the New York-based Dia Art Foundation from 1991 to 2008; artistic director of the 10th Biennale of Sydney (1994-96); and co-curator of the 1991 Carnegie International at Pittsburgh’s Carnegie Museum of Art.

Okwui Enwezor

DIRECTOR, HAUS DER KUNST / GERMANY

Okwui Enwezor is a curator, art critic, editor, and writer. Since 2011 he has been the Director of the Haus der Kunst in Munich. He was curator of the 56th International Art Exhibition at the Venice Biennale in 2015 and previously served as Artistic Director of the 2nd Johannesburg Biennale, South Africa (1996-1998); Documenta 11, Kassel, Germany (1998-2002); the Bienal Internacional de Arte Contemporáneo de Sevilla, Spain (2005-2007); the 7th Gwangju Biennale, South Korea (2008); and the Triennal d’Art Contemporain of Paris, Palais de Tokyo (2012).

Yuko Hasegawa

CHIEF CURATOR, MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART, TOKYO (MOT) / JAPAN

Yuko Hasegawa is Chief Curator of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo (MOT) and Professor of the Department of Art Science, Tama Art University in Tokyo. Since 2008, Yuko has been a member of the Asian Art Council at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York. She has also served as Artistic Director and Chief Curator at the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art in Kanazawa, Japan. She has also served on the jury for the Hugo Boss Prize, Guggenheim Museum (2002); Hermes Award, South Korea (2003); and the 48 Esposizione La Biennale di Venezia (1999), among others.

Steven A. Nash

FOUNDING DIRECTOR, NASHER SCULPTURE CENTER AND DIRECTOR EMERITUS, PALM SPRINGS ART MUSEUM / UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

The Director of the Palm Springs Art Museum from 2007 until his recent retirement at the beginning of 2015, Steven Nash was also the founding Director of the Nasher Sculpture Center from 2001-2007, overseeing the ground-up organization of this remarkable museum for its opening in 2003. He has served as Associate Director, Chief Curator, and Curator of European Art, The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco (1988-2003); Deputy Director/Chief Curator (1980-1986) and Acting Director (1987-1988), Dallas Museum of Art; Research Curator (1973-1976), Chief Curator (1976-1980), Assistant Director (1980), Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY.

Alexander Potts

ART HISTORIAN / UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

Alexander Potts is Max Loehr Collegiate Professor at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He received his Ph.D. in the history of art at the Warburg Institute in London. He has been a Visiting Scholar at the Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles; Ailsa Mellon Bruce Senior Fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts, National Gallery of Art, Washington; Slade Lecturer of Fine Art at the University of Oxford; Kirk Varnedoe Visiting Professor, Institute of Fine Arts, New York University; and is currently a Member of the School of Historical Studies, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton.

Nicholas Serota

DIRECTOR, TATE / UK AND FORTHCOMING CHAIRMAN OF ARTS COUNCIL ENGLAND / UNITED KINGDOM

Nicholas Serota has been Director of Tate since 1988. He was previously Director of the Whitechapel Art Gallery and of the Museum of Modern Art, Oxford. During his period at Tate, the institution has opened Tate St. Ives (1993) and Tate Modern (2000), redefining the Millbank building as Tate Britain (2000). Nicholas Serota has been a member of the Visual Arts Advisory Committee of the British Council, a Trustee of the Architecture Foundation and a commissioner on the Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment. He was a member of the Olympic Delivery Authority, which was responsible for building the Olympic Park in East London for 2012. In 2017, he will assume the role of Chairman of Arts Council London.