Nigel Hurst

Nigel Hurst

  • Role: Judge
  • Job Title: Chief Executive Officer
  • Organisation: Saatchi Gallery
  • Categories: Art & Photography
  • Years: 2016

Nigel Hurst is Chief Executive of the Saatchi Gallery in London. He graduated from Goldsmith’s College, London University in 1986 and since then has curated numerous international exhibitions. The Saatchi Gallery was founded in 1985 with the aim of bringing contemporary art to as wide an audience as possible and make it accessible. He joined the Gallery as a curator in 1995, working on Sensation at the Royal Academy of Arts, London, the National Galerie at the Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin and the Brooklyn Museum of Art in New York. More recent exhibitions have focused on Asian contemporary art including The Revolution Continues: New Art from China (2008), Unveiled: New Art from the Middle East (2009), The Empire Strikes Back: Indian Art Today (2010), The Silk Road in collaboration with the City of Lille, France (2011), Korean Eye (2012) and Hong Kong Eye (2013). Recent touring exhibitions also include USA Today and Newspeak: British Art Now at the State Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg (2008 and 2010) and Saatchi Gallery in Adelaide: British Art Now at the Art Gallery of South Australia (2011) and Hong Kong Eye 2013.

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