Director - Ceri Hand Gallery
Initially trained as an artist, Ceri Hand draws on over twenty years in the art world, having previously acted as Director of Metal (Liverpool), Director of Exhibitions, FACT (Liverpool, where she was a contributing curator to Liverpool Biennial in 2004 and 2006), Deputy Director of Grizedale Arts, Cumbria and Director of Make, London. Exhibitions curated during the Liverpool period include artists Yang Fudong, Jill Magid, Vito Acconci, Chen Chieh-jen, Walid Raad/The Atlas Group, Christian Jankowski, Matthew Buckingham, and The Black Audio Film Collective.
She has been on the boards of a number of organisations in the UK (including Eastside Projects, Open Eye Gallery and Tate Members Committee) and a judge for numerous panels. She will be a selector for the Creekside Open in 2013.
Gallery Background Information
Ceri Hand Gallery was founded in Liverpool in 2008 by Ceri Hand and relocated to London in July 2012.
The gallery has a special focus on conceptual and performance art, producing and exhibiting major new works on and offsite, including publications, editions and multiples.
Fostering relationships between gallery artists and their work provides a strong peer support for artist’s development and engaging curators and collectors.
The gallery has actively contributed to developing a regional market in the UK through local, national and international activity and a challenging programme of exhibitions and education events.
The gallery and artists receive regular reviews in international critical contexts, including Art Review, Frieze, Art Monthly, The Guardian, The Observer and The Art Newspaper.
Gallery artist’s work is represented in UK and international museum and private collections, e.g. Zabludowicz Collection, Government Art Collection and Arts Council Collection.