Andrew is an independent curator, critic, lecturer, exhibition and project manager with longstanding experience in commercial and noncommercial environments within the art world in the UK. Andrew began his career working for the Showroom Gallery in East London in the 1990s. He later worked for Stephen Friedman Gallery as a technical director. He worked closely with artists such as Yinka Shonibare, Jim Hodges and Thomas Hirshhorn to realise exhibition projects in galleries and museums worldwide. He has curated independent exhibitions since the age of 25 in various places and countries such as London, Birmingham, Düsseldorf and New Delhi, among others. His projects have been financed by the Arts Council and the Elephant Trust.
He has furthermore developed a profound teaching career, first at Norwich School of Art where he graduated in Sculpture, and then at the University of the Arts London. Andrew currently holds the post of Curator in Practice on BA Culture, Criticism and Curation at Central Saint Martins, as well working as an Associate Lecturer on MA Culture, Criticism and Curation, MA Arts and Cultural Enterprise as well as MA Photography at London College of Communication. Apart from teaching curatorial theory and practice across those courses he regularly teaches on the art market for Central Saint Martins and IESA.
Andrew has written extensively for publications such as ‘Flash Art’, various artists’ monographs and other media.
Andrew has curated a wide range of projects in commercial and non commercial venues. He regularly collaborates with artists and curators as part of his curatorial practice and his exhibitions draw on contemporary artistic practice to explore a range of cultural topics in relation to social conditions. His co-curated exhibition ‘The Hope of Wrecks’ explored ideas of creativity which contain inherent or underlying optimism in times of socio-political or personal adversity.
Andrew has project managed the installation of numerous exhibitions, art fair booths, public commissions and museum projects across the world. His experience of working with artists, galleries and museums gives him a wide ranging understanding of all aspects of exhibition production and how these varied roles can be mediated and managed in time and within budgets. Projects have included large scale museum installations for outdoor indoor projects for institutions such as Yorkshire Sculpture Park, MassMoca, TATE, MUDAM and private collections across the USA and Europe. Artists he has worked with include Yinka Shonibare, Thomas Hirshhorn, Jim Hodges, Tom Friedman, and David Shrigley amongst others.
Andrew is Curator in Practice on BA Culture, Criticism and Curation at Central Saint Martins, where he teaches curatorial practice, critical writing, and issues surrounding commissioning contemporary art, the art market and managing off-site projects. For MA Arts and Cultural Enterprise at Central Saint Martins, London and HKU Space, Hong Kong Andrew teaches practical and academic research skills for cultural enterprise. This course is taught online and face to face in London and Hong Kong.
He also teaches short courses in Collecting Contemporary Art and Art Criticism.
Andrew has a holistic understanding of research which impacts on his professional practice as a whole. It defines all projects and processes he works on. He research interests cover contemporary curatorial practice and theory, collaboration in curating, contemporary art markets and art criticism.
Andrew supervises PhDs at both Central Saint Martins and London College of Communication.
He is section editor for the upcoming Art Market Dictionary, published in 2017 by deGruyter.