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
Nick supports the Directors in delivering project communications, including marketing, publicity and press campaigns, dealing with related enquiries and requests, and implementing internal communications.
Before to joining Artangel he worked primarily in the literary sector: after studying at the University of Manchester he produced international programmes for writers with PEN International and British Council. Now Nick does so for Speaking Volumes Live Literature Productions, most recently working on a Black British writers tour to the USA and a celebration of working class, protest, Ranting poetry at home.
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'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 assists the Co-Directors in the production of Artangel projects.
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 also a freelance curator and writer.
Marina is in the office Monday – Friday.
Charmian is responsible for Artangel's digital commissions programme and its online audience engagement. She also produced the current website designed by Fabrique, Artangel's first international open call Artangel Everywhere and its first freestanding online project, Jerusalem.
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 she 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, she works as a freelance digital producer for clients including Forma, Roald Dahl, and Tate, and is on the Board of Trustees for arts charity Axisweb.
Charmian is in the office Monday – Wednesday.
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.
Cornelia supports the Head of Digital in delivering digital projects. They are responsible for Artangel’s website and social media.
As well as their work at Artangel, Cornelia is non-fiction editor and events coordinator at 3 of Cups press, a micropublisher championing marginalised and minority voices.
Cornelia is in the office Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
Laura assists the Co-Directors in the production of Artangel projects.
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 is Project Curator at ACE Trust, for whom she is commissioning new artist projects in churches and cathedrals. laurapurseglove.com
Laura is in the office Mondays, Tuesdays and alternate Wednesdays.
Laura Purseglove viewing Dinh Q. Lê's The Colony, London, at 133 Rye Lane, Peckham. Photograph: Marcus J Leith, August 2016
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.
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 for National Theatre Wales. 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 (front, pointing) in the sculptural installation How the Artist Was Led to the Study of Nature (2017) by Andy Holden, part of Andy Holden and Peter Holden's Natural Selection (2017). Photograph: Liam White
From dinners in abandoned prop stores and coach trips across the Scottish highlands to working with artists to produce limited-edition mementoes, Leah is responsible for managing and delivering the programme for the Company of Angels, Artangel’s patron scheme. She also assists with the overall fundraising strategy for the organisation.
Prior to joining Artangel, Leah assisted the Director at South London Gallery, providing support on fundraising projects such as Oscar Murillo’s Lottery and Tomorrow: London in collaboration with Paddle8. As one half of supper club duo Tuck, she took over friend’s studios, theatre spaces and shop fronts to create one-off culinary adventures. She has also worked in the commercial sector at the Alan Cristea Gallery, and in Oxfam’s head office in the PR and Artist Liaison team, working with the charity's UK ambassadors on the Selfridges Curiosity Shop, Rankin's From Congo with Love and Glastonbury Festival. Leah graduated in History of Art at the University of Leeds in 2009.
Leah is in the office Monday – Friday.