Nottingham Contemporary Appoint Nicole Yip as Chief Curator

Nottingham Contemporary has appointed Nicole Yip as their Chief Curator, developing the international centre of contemporary art’s exhibitions programme.

“I'm thrilled to be joining the team at Nottingham Contemporary” explains Yip, who will start her role in July 2019. “I have long admired the organisation's outstanding programme and the sense of curiosity it articulates. I look forward to building on its success, as well as getting to know the cultural community of Nottingham and the wider region.”

Nicole Yip is a curator and writer based in Glasgow. She has been Director of LUX Scotland since 2016, where her recent exhibitions have included Stalking the Image (Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow, 2018–19); Sarah Forrest, April (LUX, London, 2018); Laida Lertxundi: Words, Planets (Tramway, Glasgow, 2018); and Margaret Salmon: Circle (Tramway, Glasgow, 2018).

She previously worked at LUX, London; Firstsite, Colchester and ICA, London. She has been a contributor to frieze magazine and a jury member for numerous international film festivals and arts awards, including the inaugural Glasgow International Festival Collecting Award (2018) and the annual Margaret Tait Award (2016–19).

Sam Thorne, Director of Nottingham Contemporary comments, “Nicole Yip is a very well respected writer and curator, with a great deal of expertise in moving-image and commissioning new works. We’re very much looking forward to her joining our team here at Nottingham Contemporary, and to the perspective she will bring.”

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