Exhibition Organisation and Commissioning

Careers in the Visual Arts

  • Exhibition Organisation Commissioning

Past Event

This event was on 1 May 2015

What does it take to operate as an independent curator and to work effectively and creatively within established arts organisations? Expert curators Charlotte Bonham-Carter and Paul Pieroni investigate the processes behind planning exhibitions; commissioning new work in challenging spaces; touring exhibitions and biennales; critical writing; how to navigate networks and institutions as an independent curator

Charlotte Bonham-Carter is Associate Professor of Art History and Visual Culture at Richmond University, London. She was Curator of Art on the Underground and previously at ICA, London, the Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin and Barbican Art Gallery, London. She is also an art critic and regular contributor to Flash Art, Art in America and is co-author of The Contemporary Art Book (Goodman, 2009,2011 and 2013), a survey of the most influential artists working today.

Between 2009 and 2015, Paul Pieroni was Exhibitions Curator at SPACE, London, where he ran an acclaimed programme of exhibitions and events. In recent years SPACE presented UK debut solo exhibitions by Aleksandra Domanović, Marlie Mul and Max Brand as well as survey projects exploring the work of Jo Spence, Raymond Pettibon, Bernadette Corporation and Paul McCarthy. Pieroni is a regular visiting lecturer at Goldsmiths and The Royal College of Art and writes for a number of publications, including frieze and Art Review.

The Art Fund is supporting the series by offering a number of fully funded places per course for curators and museum and gallery professionals. 

For any queries or for more information on the course, please contact courses@whitechapelgallery.org.