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Visiting Artists
Matthew Higgs
Director/Chief Curator of White Columns, NYC
Wednesday, August 12, 2015 at 12:00 pm
Matthew Higgs (b.1964. Wakefield, England) is a curator, writer and artist currently living and working in New York. Since the early 1990s he has sought to develop a practice that considers the intersections and overlaps between these disciplines. Over the past fifteen years he has organized more than two hundred and fifty exhibitions and projects in Europe and North America. His writings have appeared in more than fifty books, catalogs and periodicals, including Artforum, and Frieze. He has recently contributed to publications for artists including Alex Katz, Lucas Samaras, John Baldessari, John McCracken, Christian Marclay, Oliver Payne & Nick Relph, Ken Price, Marilyn Minter, Andy Coolquitt, and Kay Rosen, amongst others. A former Director of Exhibitions at London’s Institute of Contemporary Arts, Higgs is currently the Director and Chief Curator of White Columns, New York's oldest non-profit art space. Since his arrival at White Columns in the fall of 2004 he has organized more than one hundred and fifty individual exhibitions and projects there, showing the work of more than 500 international artists of all generations. Higgs has taught extensively over the past fifteen years and was previously a lecturer at Goldsmiths College, London and the Royal College of Art, London, and more recently he was the co-chair of the MFA program at the California College of the Arts (CCA), San Francisco. Higgs has lectured internationally and has sat on many panels and juries including the 2006 Turner Prize at Tate Britain, London. Higgs has shown his own work internationally since 1992 and is represented by Murray Guy, New York.
Jerry Saltz on Matthew Higgs
White Columns