Adrian George is a curator, commissioner, writer and educator with over 19 years experience working in some of the most influential art institutions in the world including the New Museum, New York; Tate Modern and Tate Liverpool. He is currently Deputy Director and Senior Curator with the UK Government Art Collection – an accredited museum and national collection with more than 14,000 works of art spanning the 16th century to the present day. Adrian and his curatorial team make exhibitions and displays in British Government buildings in the UK and in over 300 cities across the world as well as running research and engagement programmes and acquiring new works for the Collection.
His most recent published writing was for The Art Newspaper China and Art Hong Kong magazine in Spring 2017. His 2015 publication The Curator’s Handbook is available in four languages and is a key text for many UK curating courses. HIs 2003–4 exhibition at Tate Liverpool Art, Lies and Videotape was the first Tate exhibition to investigate the role of performance documentation in setting performance art histories within a museum context.
Adrian is a selector for Wales in Venice (Venice Biennale 2017 and 2019) and a trustee of the Bomb Factory Art Foundation, London – a charity that supports affordable studio spaces for artists in the capital. He is a Representative at Court of the Royal College of Art and curatorial advisor to PIFO Gallery, Beijing.
Last update: May 24th, 2017