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’s Seven Walks (2005), Roni Horn’s Vatnasafn/Library of Water in Iceland (2007), Roger Hiorns’s Seizure (2008) and Cristina Iglesias’s 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 arts institutions internationally, 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
Seyi is responsible for assisting the production of Artangel projects, working primarily on Steve McQueen’s Year 3.
Prior to joining Artangel, Seyi worked as a marketing assistant at the V&A Museum of Childhood for the A Pirate’s Life for Me exhibition and was a workshop leader for Building Imagination. Seyi graduated in Architecture from the University of Nottingham in 2015 and works as a freelance set designer on projects for clients including Walthamstow Garden Party, Brainchild Festival, RIFT Excursions Limited and Lost Lectures.
Seyi is generally in the office Mondays and Fridays and also works a day a week at Tate Britain.
Image: Seyi Adelekun (right) visiting Steve McQueen's Year 3 (2018–2019) at Pimlico Underground Station, November 2019. Year 3 photographs © Steve McQueen & Tate. Photograph: Theo Christelis, courtesy of Artangel
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's Leap / Western Deep, Gregor Schneider’s Die Familie Schneider, Kutlug Ataman’s Küba, and Heiner Goebbel’s Stifter's 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 its 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
Image: Sam Collins during production for Dinh Q. Lê's The Colony, London, July 2016. Photograph: Margarita Louca. You can also see Sam in motion installing Jorge Otero-Pailos's The Ethics of Dust at Westminster Hall, London, 2016.
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 Day in a still from Mike Kelley's video Mobile Homestead — Christening Ceremony (2010)
Marina graduated from Goldsmiths College in 2011 with an MFA in Curating. Prior to joining Artangel, Marina worked as an Assistant Curator at Calvert 22 Gallery, London and at Nottingham Contemporary. At Calvert 22, Marina worked on a number of exhibitions including; ..how is it towards the east? (2013) and Sanja Iveković, Unknown Heroine (2012). Whilst at Nottingham Contemporary, Marina led on the delivery of the exhibitions, Pablo Bronstein and the Treasures of Chatsworth (2015) and Rana Hamadeh, The Fugitive Image (2015).
Marina is in the office Monday – Friday.
Image: Marina Doritis (standing) at a meeting with charity shop workers and Miranda July for the artist’s project Artangel & Miranda July present Norwood Jewish Charity Shop, London Buddhist Centre Charity Shop & Spitalfields Crypt Trust Charity Shop in solidarity with Islamic Relief Charity Shop at Selfridges (2017). Photograph: Hugo Glendinning
Charmian is responsible for Artangel's digital strategy and commissions. She produced the current website designed by Fabrique, Artangel’s first international open call Artangel Everywhere (2017), as well as Artangel projects Red Lines (2018) and Jerusalem (2014).
Before this, she produced websites, apps and content for organisations including ArtRabbit, Channel 4, ITV, Wadham College, and Whistles. She has an MA in Critical Writing in Art & Design from the Royal College of Art, during this time she was Editor of the college journal Arc and produced the course website. She teaches art criticism at Central Saint Martins, writes on art and technology, including for Dirty Furniture, Rhizome, and The White Review, and works as a freelance digital producer for clients including Idle Women, Roald Dahl, and Tate.
Charmian works for Artangel Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays.
Léa is responsible for delivering the programme for Artangel’s patron schemes.
Prior to joining Artangel, Léa worked as a Development Assistant for Artichoke, fundraising for large-scale public art such as the Lumiere festival in Durham and London and PROCESSIONS, a nationwide celebration of the centenary of women’s right to vote. She co-curated exhibitions including INTERSTITIAL ZONE (The Showroom and X Marks the Bökship at Matt’s Gallery) and Sorry you missed me (Royal College of Art). She has also worked as a cultural mediator for FIAC in Paris as part of their ‘Hors les Murs’ programme.
Léa graduated from the Royal College of Art in 2016 with an MA in Curating and trained in History of Art at the Ecole du Louvre.
Léa is in the office Monday – Friday.
Gabrielle is responsible for all the day to day financial operations at Artangel
Before joining Artangel Gabrielle worked for ACAVA, an organization providing artists’ studios in London. She holds an MA in Fine Art from Chelsea College of Art, graduating in 2004, and was a participant on the Research Program at CCA, Kitakyushu in Japan from 2000-2001.
Gabrielle is in the office Mondays, Tuesdays and fortnightly Wednesdays.
Sophie collaborates with curatorial colleagues at organisations across the UK to present work from The Artangel Collection, in new contexts.
Prior to this, Sophie was the Production Assistant at Artangel, supporting the development and delivery of its programme of new commissions. Sophie studied at Central Saint Martins and Leeds Arts University.
Sophie is in the office Monday – Friday.
Karen is responsible for supporting the Co-Directors and Deputy Director and managing the daily functions of Artangel's busy office. She acts as the first point of contact for the public and assists other members of the team as required.
Prior to joining Artangel Karen acted as a Gallery Coordinator at the Barbican, assisting in the operations and logistics of exhibitions and events such as Station to Station, The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier and Eddie Peake's The Forever Loop. Karen graduated in Drawing at Camberwell College of Art in 2012.
Karen is in the office Monday – Friday.
Phoebe looks after The Artangel Collection, a body of moving image works commissioned by Artangel over the last 25 years. Phoebe collaborates with the Tate and with curatorial colleagues across the UK to exhibit these works in new contexts. Phoebe also works on the research and development of Artangel's programme of new commissions.
Alongside her work at Artangel, Phoebe is a freelance writer and curator. She produced the UK tour of 'Seeing Voices', and a visual art commission by Maria Fusco 'ECZEMA!' for National Theatre Wales and South London Gallery, and the cross disciplinary exhibition TBCTV at Somerset House. She has written for Brtish Vogue, Tate, The Independent and OOF.
Prior to joining Artangel she was curatorial assistant at Tate and National Galleries of Scotland working on the ARTIST ROOMS touring programme. Phoebe studied at Liverpool University and King's College, London.
Phoebe is in the office Monday – Thursday.
Image: Phoebe Roberts at Cristina Iglesias's Tres Aguas in the Plaza del Ayuntamiento, Toledo, Spain, November 2015. Photograph: Leah Swain
Merve (pronounced mar-veh) works collaboratively with artists, lead producers, and external partners to shape the messaging of each project. She is responsible for creating digital and print campaigns that inform a wide audience on Artangel’s past, present, and future projects, and looks after outreach across social media, website, and all project-related communications, including managing PR relations and issuing advertising.
Merve joined Artangel having just completed an MA in Migration and Diaspora Studies at SOAS. Her research focuses on how visual arts spaces can either foster or neglect community outreach, authentic representation, and identity curation for diasporas in London.
Prior to joining, she was Marketing & Communications Manager at Forma Arts & Media and has been working in marketing for over six years for the likes of London Art Fair, iMT Gallery, and Penguin. Merve has a thorough background in upgrading the digital capacity of the organisations she has worked for and is dedicated to engaging a variety of audiences by creating accessible copy and offering creative ways of engaging with projects through programming.
Merve is in the office Monday – Friday.