About Ceri Hand

Ceri Hand has extensive experience of working in the arts and culture sector, with previous key positions including: Director of Programmes, Somerset House, London; Associate Director: Institutions and Public Relations, Simon Lee Gallery, London; Associate Consultant, Contemporary Art Society, London; Director, Ceri Hand Gallery, London/Liverpool; Director of Metal, Liverpool; Director of Exhibitions, FACT, Liverpool; Deputy Director of Grizedale Arts, Cumbria and Director of Make, London.

She has worked closely with emerging and established artists throughout her career, commissioning, producing, programming and exhibiting new interdisciplinary, inter-generational work, including large scale live events, public realm works, touring exhibitions and public engagement, participation and education programmes.

She has curated over 250 exhibitions and events and was a contributing curator to Liverpool Biennial in 2004 and 2006 and Liverpool’s Capital of Culture year in 2008.

She is currently on the board of Matts Gallery, London and is an Independent Member of the Cymru yn Fenis Wales in Venice Advisory Committee 2020-2024.

She has a track record of fundraising and selling artists work to international private and national public collections and has provided mentoring services for individual artists and organisations such as Artquest/Bloomberg New Contemporaries; Manchester Metropolitan University, the Photographers Gallery, London and the New Art Gallery, Walsall.

She has been a Visiting Lecturer and Tutor, having delivered numerous studio visits, crits and lectures at various institutions including Goldmiths College, London; Wimbledon College of Arts, London; Central Saint Martins, London; UCLAN, Preston and Sotheby’s Institute, London.

She has served on the boards of a number of organisations, including Broken Grey Wires, Manchester; Made in Arts London, UAL; Malgras Naudet, Manchester; Eastside Projects, Birmingham; Open Eye Gallery and Tate Members Committee, Liverpool.

She has judged a number of awards and open exhibitions including: Soundlands, Wales; British Women Artists, London; Saatchi New Sensations, London; Exeter Contemporary Open; Shoosmith Arts Prize, Milton Keynes; Creekside Open, London; Catlin Art Prize, London; Tamman Art Prize, Kinsale Arts Festival, Charlie Smith Open, London; WW Solo Award, London.           

This is extensive experience with artists, creatives and arts organisations in the public and private sector have resulted in a diverse network of experienced individuals to draw on and support you on your journey.                                                                                     


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