Before coming to Oxford, I was the Senior Exhibitions Coordinator at the Whitechapel Art Gallery in London and then a Senior Visual Arts Officer at the Arts Council of Great Britain.
Since 1985 I have organised exhibitions of work and projects by many artists, including Heather Ackroyd and Dan Harvey, Jordan Baseman, Sonia Boyce, Simon Callery, Susan Derges, Richard Diebenkorn, Stefan Gec, Arshile Gorky, Juan Gris, Tim Head, Alfredo Jaar, Ian McKeever, Tania Kovats, Jeremy Millar, Joan Miró, John Riddy, Michael Sandle, Sean Scully, Cindy Sherman, Jake Tilson, Alison Turnbull, Mark Wallinger, Richard Wentworth, Richard Woods and Catherine Yass. I have also written on a range of art-related topics in Apollo, Artefactum, Artscribe, Art Monthly, Art Review, Metropolis M, Modern Painters, New Statesman, Parkett, Tate and the V&A Magazine.
I was the artistic advisor to the UK Pavilion at Aichi Expo 2005 in Japan, and I curated the One Giant Leap film, exhibition and event season at BFI Southbank, to coincide with the 40th anniversary of Apollo 11 in 2009. I am currently a trustee of Camden Arts Centre, a trustee of Situations, and a selector and mentor for the Jerwood Painting Fellowships.
As the Senior Research Fellow in Fine Art Studies at the University of Oxford, I have a particular interest in collaborative working across disciplines. I also look after all the Ruskin School’s departmentally-based research activities.