He will take up the appointment in February.

Gregor Muir has been appointed as executive director of the Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA) in London.

He will take up his appointment on Feb 7, replacing former ICA director Ekow Eshun.

Muir has been the director of London gallery Hauser & Wirth since 2004. Prevoiusly he curated exhibitions for the Tate as well as founding the Lux Gallery in Hoxton Sqaure.

Muir said: “Since my first visit to the ICA as a student in the 1980s, I have become tremendously attached to this unique and inspiring institution. Now more than ever, the ICA is needed to give artists a voice, allowing them to display their work while exploring new ideas in a welcoming environment. I very much look forward to being a part of the ICA’s future.”