April 8th, 2022

ICRA welcomes Dr Sharon Hecker to its Board

ICRA is delighted to announce the appointment of Dr Sharon Hecker to its board. (BA Yale University, cum laude, and M.A., Ph.D. University of California at Berkeley).

Sharon is an art historian and curator. A leading international expert on modern and contemporary art and the Italian sculptor Medardo Rosso, she has authored over 30 publications, including A Moment’s Monument: Medardo Rosso and the International Origins of Modern Sculpture, awarded the Millard Meiss Prize by the College Art Association. Sharon has curated numerous exhibitions, including Medardo Rosso: Second Impressions (Harvard University Art Museums), Medardo Rosso: Experiments in Light and Form (Pulitzer Arts Foundation) and, with Julia Peyton-Jones, Medardo Rosso: Sight Unseen and His Encounters with London (Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac). Dr Hecker researches interactions between art-historical scholarship, the market and the law as related to authenticity, attribution, expertise and due diligence. She is a member of the Catalogue Raisonné Scholars Association (CRSA), International Foundation for Art Research (IFAR) and International Council of Museums (ICOM). Sharon is currently curating an exhibition of Lucio Fontana’s ceramics to take place at the Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice in 2025.

ICRA’s Chair, Pierre Valentin said:

‘Sharon expertly curated our 2021 annual conference on sculpture with energy, enthusiasm and professionalism. We are delighted that she has accepted our invitation to serve on the Board and look forward to her future contributions’.

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