Staff profiles

James Lingwood – Co-Director

James Lingwood has been Co-Director of Artangel with Michael Morris since 1991. Amongst some 80 projects produced over the past twenty years are Rachel Whiteread’s House (1993-94), Michael Landy’s Break Down (2001) in Oxford Street, Gregor Schneider’s Die Familie Schneider (2004), Francis Alÿs’ Seven Walks (2005), Roni Horn’s Vatnasafn/Library of Water in Iceland (2007) and Roger Hiorns’ Seizure (2008), as well as ambitious moving image installation with artists such as Douglas Gordon, Steve McQueen and Tony Oursler.

In addition to his work with Artangel, Lingwood has curated exhibitions for national and international arts institutions including Juan Muñoz’s Double Bind (2001) in Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall, Field Trips – Robert Smithson and Bernd and Hilla Becher at the Museu Serralves in Porto and Douglas Gordon’s exhibition What Have I Done (2002) at the Hayward Gallery in London. He has organised major survey exhibitions with Vija Celmins, Juliao Sarmento, Thomas Struth and Thomas Schütte. He is a Trustee of The Art Fund and The Paul Hamlyn Foundation and is on the International Advisory Board of the Museu Serralves, Porto.

Michael Morris – Co-Director

Michael Morris, alongside James Lingwood, has been Co-Director of Artangel since 1991. Together they have built Artangel into a significant international commissioning and producing organistation, working internationally with artists across the visual arts and performance as well as forging innovative collaborations with film and the broadcast media.

After working at London’s Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA) as Director of Performing Arts in the 1980s, Michael established his own production company Cultural Industry (www.culturalindustry.co.uk) in 1987, since when he has continued to develop the work of Pina Bausch and Robert Lepage in the UK.

Michael is also an Artistic Advisor to the Manchester International Festival, the Roundhouse, the Wexner Center in Ohio and Robert Wilson’s Watermill Center in Long Island. He is a member of Tate Modern Council, an Ambassador for Alain de Botton’s The School of Life, a guest lecturer for the Clore Leadership Foundation and a trustee of Longplayer.

Rob Bowman – Head of Programmes and Production

Rob is responsible for planning and developing Artangel’s programming activities. He was previously a Curator at the ICA, where he developed exhibitions with a range of international artists, and ran Beck’s Futures exhibition and awards, for which he also commissioned and produced a number of new works. Prior to this, Rob was on the curatorial team at the Museum of Modern Art, Oxford where he worked with artists as diverse as Marina Abramovic, Michelangelo Pistoletto and Matt Mullican, and organised a number of ambitious group exhibitions and a programme of offsite projects. Rob occasionally writes and speaks on issues related to contemporary art and artistic practice. Rob is in the Artangel office Monday to Friday and can be reached on 020 7713 1400 or at rob@artangel.org.uk.

Maria Carroll – Head of Development

Maria graduated in Art History at the Courtauld Institute of Art in 2001, and received an MA in Art Criticism at City University in 2002. She worked in the Development Department of Sadler's Wells theatre, before taking up a position at the Royal Academy of Arts. There she set up and ran the Contemporary Patrons' programme, which was a completely new initiative for the Royal Academy and contributed to the development of the Academy's Contemporary Season. At Artangel, Maria is responsible for planning and developing all Artangel's fundraising activities. Maria is currently on maternity leave.

Cressida Hubbard – Deputy Director

Cressida is responsible for assisting the Co-Directors with Artangel’s financial management and in developing partnerships with funders and co-producers. She also assists with strategic planning, organisational management and human resources. Prior to working at Artangel, Cressida worked for Siobhan Davies Dance Company as Finance Co-ordinator and for The English Concert and other classical music organisations in management, finance and development. She graduated from Clare College, Cambridge, with a degree in history. Cressida is in the office from Monday–Friday and can be contacted on 020 7713 1400 or at cressida@artangel.org.uk.

Anna Larkin – Head of Communications 

Prior to joining Artangel in December 2011, Anna worked as a freelance consultant in public relations, marketing, curating, branding and copywriting for organisations including LAHF the RIBA, RCA, D&AD and SUNDAY art fair. She has also worked in communications roles for the V&A and Raven Row. Anna studied archaeology at Southampton University and completed an MA in Fine Art at Wimbledon College of Art in 2009. She maintains her artistic practice and freelance consultancy. Anna is in the office Monday to Thursday and can be contacted on 0207 713 1400 or at anna@artangel.org.uk.

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Rachel Anderson – Producer, Collaborative Projects

Rachel joined Artangel in 2007 and is responsible for the development of short and long term collaborative projects between artists and a wide range of communities, groups and individuals. Projects include Ruth Ewan’s Did you kick the foot that kicked you? which involved the co-ordination of 100 musicians along the City of London commuter routes; The Museum of Non Participation by Karen Mirza and Brad Butler who worked with collaborators in London and in Karachi and Smother by Sarah Cole, developed with young parents and culminating in a performance in a three sided house in Kings Cross. March 2012 saw the culmination Mark Storor’s a tender subject developed with gay prisoners and prison officers over four years. Rachel was previously Education and Outreach Manager at the South London Gallery where she established a programme of on and off-site artists' collaborations with the local community. Before this she managed the Queensbridge Youth Project in Hackney where she established the Children’s Fund Local Providers Network and the Queensbridge Community Arts Partnership. Rachel is in the office Monday – Thursday and can be contacted on 020 7713 1400 or at rachel@artangel.org.uk.

Gabrielle Le Cocq – Finance Coordinator

Gabrielle graduated from Chelsea College of Art in 2004 with an MA in Fine Art and was a participant on the Research Program at CCA, Kitakyushu in Japan from 2000-2001. Before joining Artangel she worked for ACAVA, an organization providing artists’ studios in London. Gabrielle is in the office on Mondays and Tuesdays and can be contacted on 020 7713 1400 or at gabrielle@artangel.org.uk.

Sinéad McCarthy – Production Coordinator

Sinéad recently graduated from an MFA in Curating at Goldsmiths College, previously completing a degree in BA Fine Art and History of Art. Prior to working at Artangel, Sinead worked as the Web Editor at Electra and has previously worked for ‘With’ on projects at the ICA and the Hayward Gallery, as a curator on ‘Contested Ground’ at 176 Project Space and on ‘I and Me’ at Studio Voltaire. At Artangel, Sinéad assists in the development and production of the programme and is in the office Monday, Thursday and Friday. She can be contacted on 020 7713 1400 or at sinead@artangel.org.uk.

Eleanor Nairne – Curator, Artangel Collection and Public Programmes

Eleanor joined Artangel as Collection Coordinator in February 2011 and was made Curator, Artangel Collection and Public Programmes in January 2014. She gained her MA in History of Art from the Courtauld Institute of Art in 2010, while also working as Curatorial Researcher at the Barbican Art Gallery. She curated ‘Making A Scene’ at Southampton City Art Gallery in 2011 and presented the television series ‘Your Paintings’ for BBC2 in 2012. A regular reviewer for Frieze, she has also contributed catalogue essays to exhibitions such as Self Portrait at the Louisiana Museum in Denmark and was the editor for the book published to accompany Yael Bartana’s trilogy ‘And Europe Will Be Stunned’ (2012). Eleanor has previously worked for organisations including Whitechapel Art Gallery, New Contemporaries, Frieze Art Fair and Sadie Coles HQ. She is in the office Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday and can be reached on 020 7713 1400 or eleanor@artangel.org.uk.

Danielle Sharma – Development Coordinator

Danielle started as Development Coordinator in January 2013, following a year as Administrative Assistant. She previously worked in the commercial gallery sector, most recently at Alan Cristea Gallery in Cork Street, and has also worked for CultureLabel and the Affordable Art Fair. She has an MA in Cultural and Creative Industries from King’s College London, and has also studied art and design at Central Saint Martin’s and Chelsea College of Art. Danielle is in the office on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays and can be contacted on 020 7713 1400 or danielle followed by the at sign then artangel.org.uk.

Charmian Griffin – Producer, Digital

Charmian works on Artangel's digital programme. Before this she produced online and film projects for organisations including Tate, Channel 4, ITV and The Royal Institution. She has an MA in Critical Writing in Art & Design from the Royal College of Art where she also edited the college journal Arc. She teaches Art Criticism at University of the Arts and writes on art and technology. Charmian is in the office Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays and can be contacted on 020 7713 1400 or via email: charmian followed by the at sign then artangel.org.uk.

Nick Chapman – Communications Co-ordinator

Prior to joining Artangel Nick worked primarily in the literary sector. Following his BA in English & American Literature at the University of Manchester he produced international programmes for writers with PEN International and British Council, and now does so in a freelance capacity, including all project communications, publicity and press. Nick is in the office Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays and can be contacted on 020 7713 1400 or at nick@artangel.org.uk.

Alex Borkowski – Administrative Assistant

Alex holds a BA in Art History from McGill University in Montreal and an MA in Aural and Visual Cultures from Goldsmiths, University of London. Prior to joining Artangel, she has worked in several artist-run centres and public art galleries including the Prefix Institute of Contemporary Art in Toronto, and the Serpentine Galleries. She is also a critical and creative writer. Her work has recently appeared in this is tomorrow and The Quietus, and she is a founding member of the Rare Element collective. Alex is in the office Monday to Friday and can be contacted on 020 7713 1400 or at alex@artangel.org.uk.

Kieran McGrath - Communications Intern

Kieran studied English and American literature at the University of Kent. After graduating he moved to Latin America, where he wrote for The Santiago Times in Chile and ITEI, a human rights charity in Bolivia, where he also made a film about the military dictatorships of the 20th century. Alongside writing about Latin America, he also contributes essays on the arts to a variety of websites and journals. He currently writes about cinema for the Bright Lights Film Journal. Kieran is in the office Tuesday to Thursday, and can be contacted at communications@artangel.org.uk.