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Alistair Hudson was appointed as Director of mima in October 2014.

His new vision for mima is based on the concept of the Useful Museum, as an institution dedicated to the promotion of art as a tool for education and social change. You can read more about his vision here.

For the last decade he was Deputy Director of Grizedale Arts in the Lake District, which gained critical acclaim for its radical approaches to working with artists and communities, based on the idea that art should be useful and not just an object of contemplation. Key projects in this time include Romantic Detachment, PS1/MoMA, New York; Happystacking, China, Instituto Mechanicos, Sao Paulo Bienal, the development of the Coniston Mechanics Institute, Cumbria and Confessions of the Imperfect: 1848 – 1989 – Now at the Van Abbe Museum, Eindhoven. He was educated at Goldsmiths’ College (1988 – 1991) and has previously worked at the Anthony d’Offay Gallery London (1994-2000) and The Government Art Collection (2000-04) where, as Projects Curator, he devised a public art strategy for the new Home Office building with Liam Gillick.

He is co-director of the Asociación de Arte Útil with Tania Bruguera,  a jury member for the 2015 Turner Prize and Chair of Culture Forum North.

What is art for? Part one – the use value of art from Axisweb on Vimeo.

What is art for? Part two – the museum 3.0 from Axisweb on Vimeo.

What is art for? Part three – everything is a project from Axisweb on Vimeo.

What is art for? Part four – artists as citizens from Axisweb on Vimeo.

Alistair’s Personal Assistant  is Linda Fulcher, who deals with Alistair’s diary and the organisation of Alistair’s busy schedule.

email Linda.Fulcher@tees.ac.uk
Tel 01642 046955

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