Nathaniel Pitt, founder of Division of Labour, has been appointed Curator. Pitt will oversee the exhibitor roster, as well as advise on collector development and strategic partnerships, further strengthening TMC’s relationships with collectors, exhibitors and institutions in the UK and worldwide.
“I’m pleased and proud to be appointed as the new curator for The Manchester Contemporary. The Manchester Contemporary is the only UK invitational art fair for critically engaged contemporary art outside London. The fair fosters lasting relationships with art professionals and collectors together with emerging galleries and artists. ,” commented Nathaniel.
Nathaniel Pitt trained as an artist at Falmouth School of Art in 1997 and gained his MFA from Wolverhampton University 2009 before becoming a fellow at De Appel in Amsterdam, ‘curating in the gallery field.’ Since 2013, Pitt has served as the Director for the gallery Division of Labour, a West-Midlands based not-for-profit dedicated to supporting contemporary art across the UK. With research interests in regional art market development, art and education and collaborative practice, projects have included artists Robert Barry, Victor Burgin, Brian O’Doherty and Carey Young. Pitt has developed an international profile for his gallery, with past presentations in the 2015 Venice Biennale, Brussels, Rotterdam, New York, Hong Kong, Basel, Vienna and Dallas.
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