Tate Modern's director Vicente Todoli has announced that he has decided to leave London after seven years as director of the modern art gallery at Bankside.
"In my earlier career I worked for seven years in Valencia and a further seven years in Porto," says Vicente Todolí.
"It was always my intention to take a pause at that point, but the opportunity to work in London was so compelling that I came directly in 2003.
"Now I feel that the time has arrived to take that pause, though I look forward to working with Tate Modern on future projects, including a major exhibition for 2011 which will be announced this autumn."
Sir Nicholas Serota, director of Tate, said: "Vicente has made an enormous contribution to the success of Tate Modern during his period in London.
"His distinctive vision has shaped the display of the collection, while a series of exhibitions has redefined early modernism, including Kandinsky (2005), Albers and Moholy-Nagy: From the Bauhaus to the New World (2006), Dali and Film (2007), Duchamp, Man Ray, Picabia (2008), Rodchenko & Popova (2009) and the current Van Doesburg and the International Avant-Garde: Constructing a New World.
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