All staff can be contacted via e-mail using their first name followed by @artangel.org.uk, on +44 (0)20 7713 1400, or at the postal address in the footer.
James Lingwood has been Co-Director of Artangel with Michael Morris since 1991. Amongst over 125 projects produced over the past twenty-five 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), Roger Hiorns’ Seizure (2008) and Cristina Iglesias' Tres Aguas in Toledo, Spain (2014) as well as moving image installations with artists such as Yael Bartana, Douglas Gordon, Steve McQueen and Tony Oursler. In addition to his work with Artangel, Lingwood has curated a number of exhibitions for international arts institutions including major survey exhibitions with Bernd & Hilla Becher, Vija Celmins, Susan Hiller, Juan Muñoz, Juliao Sarmento, Thomas Struth and Thomas Schütte. He is a Trustee of The Art Fund and The Paul Hamlyn Foundation and is an advisor to the Oslo Biennale in 2016, 176/Zabludowicz Collection programme, the London Design Festival and Fondazione Ratti in Como.
Image: James Lingwood introduces José Damasceno at the opening of Plot (2014). Photograph: Ewa Herzog
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 organisation, working internationally with artists across the visual arts and performance as well as forging innovative collaborations with film and new 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 in 1987, to develop and present the work of leading international artists including Pina Bausch, Robert Wilson, Laurie Anderson and Robert Lepage. Michael is also an Artistic Advisor to the Manchester International Festival, 14-18 NOW, the Roundhouse, the Wexner Center in Ohio, Robert Wilson’s Watermill Center in Long Island, an Ambassador for Alain de Botton’s The School of Life and a trustee of Longplayer.
Image: Michael Morris during production of Giya Kancheli's Imber, 2003 in Imber Village, Salisbury Plain
Prior to joining Artangel in 2014, Alex worked in several galleries and artist-run centres including Eastern Bloc in Montreal, the Prefix Institute of Contemporary Art in Toronto, and the Serpentine Galleries. Alex holds a BA in Art History from McGill University and an MA in Aural and Visual Cultures from Goldsmiths, University of London. She is also a writer and her work has appeared in The Quietus, this is tomorrow and The Happy Hypocrite 8.
Alex is in the office Monday – Friday.
Image: Alex Borkowski (foreground, right) at Cristina Iglesias's Tres Aguas in Toledo, Spain, November 2014. Photograph: Nick Chapman
Maria joined Artangel as Head of Development in 2008. Previously she worked for Sadler's Wells Theatre and the Royal Academy of Arts. Maria gained a BA in Art History at the Courtauld Institute of Art in 2001 and an MA in Art Criticism at City University in 2002.
Maria is in the office Monday – Thursday.
Image: Maria David at Maggi Hambling's drop-in life drawing class, part of Alan Kane's project Life Class, June 2009. Photograph: Chris Osburn
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 Thursdays.
Image: Nick Chapman in Ben Rivers's installation The Two Eyes are not Brothers at Television Centre, London, June 2015. Photograph: Marcus J Leith
Sam has had a long association with Artangel, working as a freelance Production Manager on numerous Artangel projects since 2002, including Steve McQueen’s Carib Leap/Western Deep, Gregor Schneider’s Die Familie Schneider, Kutlug Ataman’s KüBA, and Henier Goebbel’s Stifters Dinge. In 2015 Sam joined Artangel in a new capacity as Head of Production. In addition to his work with Artangel, Sam has worked as a designer and collaborator on a diverse range of projects in both the context of contemporary art and theatre. His design projects include Siobhan Davies Dance’s Bird Song (2004), Drifting and Tilting – The Songs of Scott Walker (Barbican, 2008), Jem Finer’s Longplayer Live (Roundhouse, 2009), Ritual pour une Metamorphose (Comedie Francaise, Paris, 2013), and a handbag Museum in Seoul, Korea (Simone Handbag Museum, opened 2012). Sam has also been associated with the Manchester International Festival since it’s inception in 2007, working on Il Tempo del Postino (2007), Marina Abramovic Presents (2009) and The Life and Death of Marina Abramovic (2011) and most recently as Production Designer on Douglas Gordon’s Neck of the Woods (2015).
Sam is in the office Monday – Wednesday
Charmian works on Artangel's online programme and produced the current website designed by Fabrique. Before this, she worked on websites and films for organisations including Tate, Roald Dahl, Channel 4, and ITV. She has an MA in Critical Writing in Art & Design from the Royal College of Art where she also edited the college journal Arc and produced the course website. She teaches art criticism at Central Saint Martins and writes on art and technology, including for Rhizome, Dirty Furniture and The White Review.
Charmian is in the office Monday – Wednesday.
Image: Charmian Griffin (centre) at the inaugural performance of Maria Fusco's Master Rock, 15 October 2015. Photograph: Robert Ormerod
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 Monday – Friday
Image: Cressida Hubbard in a still from Mike Kelley's video Mobile Homestead — Christening Ceremony (2010)
Phoebe joined Artangel as Collection Coordinator in 2015. Previously she worked at Tate and National Galleries of Scotland on ARTIST ROOMS, and before that at the Art Fund and Contemporary Art Society. Phoebe studied English and philosophy at Liverpool University and completed an MA in visual culture at King's College, London in 2013.
Phoebe is in the office Monday – Thursday.
Image: Phoebe James at Cristina Iglesias's Tres Aguas in the Plaza del Ayuntamiento, Toledo, Spain, November 2015. Photograph: Leah Swain
Anna provides both strategic and operational leadership of all Artangel’s communications activity. Prior to joining Artangel in 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 and as Editorial Assistant for Useless magazine. Anna studied archaeology at Southampton University and completed an MA in Fine Art at Wimbledon College of Art in 2009.
Anna is in the office Monday – Friday.
Image: Anna Larkin in Saskia Olde Wolbers's installation Yes, these Eyes are the Windows at Hackford Road, April 2014. Photograph: Marcus Leith
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 Mondays, Tuesdays and fortnightly Wednesdays.
Image: Gabrielle Le Cocq visiting Ben Rivers's The Two Eyes are not Brothers at Television Centre, London, June 2015. Photograph: Will Eckersley
Following her degree in Graphic Design at Central Saint Martins, Margarita’s practice has focused on moving image and new media, specifically geared towards experiential immersive events within the music and fashion spheres. Margarita has worked collaboratively with a broad range of creatives and clients, producing stage visuals for Primavera Sound, creating content for institutions such as The Victoria & Albert Museum and MuseumsQuartier and for musicians such as Deadmau5 and Metallica. This has lead to associate lecturer positions at Camberwell College of Arts, London College of Fashion and Middlesex University. Alongside this, Margarita works with the award-winning NTS radio station, also hosting her own regular experimental show. margaritalouca.com
Margarita is in the office Monday, Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Prior to joining Artangel, Laura coordinated the Asahi Shimbun Displays exhibition and events programme at The British Museum. She holds a BA in Art History and English Literature from the University of Leeds and an MRes in Art History from Goldsmiths College. In addition to her work with Artangel, Laura teaches Critical and Contextual Studies to art and design students writes on art and exhibitions for a variety of publications. laurapurseglove.com
Laura is in the office Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.
Leah graduated in History of Art at the University of Leeds in 2009. She previously worked at the South London Gallery where she worked on fundraising initiatives such as Oscar Murillo's Lottery and 'Tomorrow: London' in collaboration with Paddle8. Before this she worked at the Alan Cristea Gallery and Oxfam.
Leah is in the office Monday – Friday.
Image: Leah Swain at Cristina Iglesias's Tres Aguas at Torre del Agua, Toledo, Spain, November 2015. Photograph: Phoebe James