Mollie Dent-Brocklehurst is the President of Pace London, and has been with the gallery since 2010. In October 2012, Pace London inaugurated its space at 6 Burlington Gardens with the exhibition, Rothko/Sugimoto: Dark Paintings and Seascapes. Under Mollie’s direction, Pace London has also presented exhibitions by Alexander Calder, James Turrell, Mario Merz, Lee Ufan, Robert Irwin, and Li Songsong among others. After graduating from Brown University with a degree in Semiotics, Mollie worked as Researcher in the Contemporary & Impressionist departments at Sotheby’s London (1994–95) and then as a Specialist in the departments of Impressionist & Modern art at Sotheby’s New York. From 1997 to 1999 she was a Director at Gagosian Gallery, New York, and in 1999 Mollie returned to England to orchestrate the opening of Gagosian’s first London gallery. She was Managing Director until 2004. Prior to joining Pace London, Mollie was the International Director and Programme Coordinator for The Garage Centre for Contemporary Culture, Moscow, where she oversaw the development of the space from its conception. Mollie also runs vibrant contemporary art exhibitions in the grounds of her family home, Sudeley Castle.
If there was one piece of art you could feature in, which would it be and why?
A Chuck Close portrait.
Who inspires you and why? An artist, a family member, someone current or historical?
The American abstract expressionist, Agnes Martin.
What are your cultural aspirations? What do you still want to see, do and achieve?
What are your favourite cultural cities in the world and why?
London, Paris and New York
What are you up to at the moment and where can we find it?
We have three exhibitions opening in September alone, and we are currently preparing for the run up to Frieze/Frieze Masters. Our Autumn exhibition schedule is as follows: Kohei Nawa – 9th – 19th September 2014, Lee Ufan – 15th September – 31st October 2015, Brent Wadden – 25th September – 31st October 2015.