The biennial Glasgow International Festival of Visual Art has announced Sarah McCrory of Frieze Projects as its new director for the 2014 and 2016 editions.

McCrory has spent the last two years as curator of Frieze Foundation, a non-profit organisation responsible for the curated programme of Frieze Art Fair including Frieze Projects and Film. She played an instrumental role in Frieze Projects East, which involved the production of six new public art projects situated throughout the Olympic host boroughs of East London as part of the London 2012 Festival.

Prior to joining the Frieze Foundation McCrory was co-curator of Studio Voltaire, London.

McCrory said: “I am extremely honoured be taking on this role – Glasgow International Festival of Visual Art is an exceptional festival in such a culturally important city. I hope to further add to Glasgow’s rich wealth of contemporary art with bold innovative exhibitions, events and performances by both homegrown and international artists. I’m looking forward to widening the scope and ambition of an already much-loved festival, to audiences from Scotland and further afield.”

The new director takes over from Katrina Brown, responsible for the critically acclaimed 2010 and 2012 festivals. Brown is the director of Glasgow’s Common Guild gallery and curator of Scotland’s 2013 Venice Biennale exhibition.