Ceri Hand

Ceri Hand

“I am delighted to be a judge for Soundlands, which is a great sound art commissioning initiative. It’s always great seeing and hearing new work by artists, so I am looking forward to the selection process and then seeing the outcomes of the artists selected to make new installations”.

Ceri Hand has over twenty five years’ experience of working in the art world, having held positions including Associate Consultant, Contemporary Art Society (current); Director of Ceri Hand Gallery, London; Director of Metal, Liverpool; Director of Exhibitions, FACT, Liverpool; Deputy Director of Grizedale Arts, Cumbria and Director of Make, London. She has curated over 70 exhibitions and over 150 events.

Ceri has developed many artists projects and supported artists exhibiting nationally and internationally, from the 55th International Art Exhibition – la Biennale di Venezia 2013; MUDAM, Luxembourg to Camden Art Centre, London and Bonn Kunstverein, Germany. She was a contributing curator to Liverpool Biennial in 2004 and 2006 and also contributed programme for Liverpool’s Capital of Culture in 2008.

She has a track record of fundraising and selling artists work to international private and national public collections, including Arts Council Collection, Government Art Collection, Tate, The Whitworth Art Gallery, Leeds City Art Gallery and most recently has negotiated a major body of work by Mel Brimfield for Lancaster Institute of Contemporary Arts and The Harris Museum, supported by Art Fund.

Ceri is frequently called upon to provide mentoring for individual artists, including organisations such as Artquest/Bloomberg New Contemporaries; Manchester Metropolitan University, the Photographers Gallery, London and the New Art Gallery, Walsall. She is a Visiting Lecturer and Tutor, having delivered numerous studio visits, crits and lectures at various institutions including Wimbledon College of Arts, London; Central Saint Martins, London; UCLAN, Preston and Sotheby’s, London.

She has served on the boards of a number of organisations, including most recently Made in Arts London, UAL; Malgras Naudet, Manchester; Eastside Projects, Birmingham; Open Eye Gallery and Tate Members Committee, Liverpool.She has acted as a judge and selector for many panels, prizes and open exhibitions, including the Exeter Open, Shoosmith Arts Prize, Creekside Open, Catlin Art Prize and Kinsale Arts Festival.