Some news from Rhizome HQ


A bittersweet announcement: after serving for three years as Executive Director of Rhizome, Heather Corcoran will step down from her position at the end of September to join her partner in the UK.

From Heather:

It's been my great honor to lead this influential digital arts organization, from programs like Seven on Seven, to our world-class conservation initiatives, to the very question of what it means to be an art institution based on the internet. It's in a strong position and I'm confident that Rhizome will continue to thrive with its expert staff, a dedicated board and our partners at the New Museum as it heads into its 20th anniversary next year, and beyond.

Thank you, Rhizome community, for welcoming me these past years, and thank you especially to the artists we've collaborated with during that time. Working at an organization whose mission is so clear and vital, and whose culture is so strong, has been incredible.

A search is currently underway for a new Executive Director.


Announcing: Heather Corcoran Appointed Executive Director of Rhizome


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!