VISUAL ARTS AWARDS
Nigel Prince was appointed as Executive Director of the Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver beginning in January 2011. Prior to this he was Curator at Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, UK from 2004 where he was responsible for an international programme, making solo exhibitions and publications with artists including Arturo Herrera, Donald Judd, Olafur Eliasson, Martin Boyce, Shahzia Sikander, Ryan Gander, Victor Man, Susan Philipsz amongst many others. His exhibition of paintings and drawings by Cuban artist Carmen Herrera in 2009 was critically heralded as the ’discovery of the decade’ by newspapers The Guardian/ Observer in the UK and The New York Times.
While at Ikon he launched many Canadian artists on to an international platform providing them with their first museum shows, in particular Marcel Dzama, Steven Shearer and Roy Arden. He has worked with institutions as diverse as the Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich, Germany, The Power Plant, Toronto, Kunstmuseum Bonn, Germany, Museum of Craft and Folk Art, San Francisco, Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam, Holland, the Venice Biennale and the Birmingham Contemporary Music Group comprising players from the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra.
Prior to this he worked as an independent curator and writer, exhibitions including Itself, Transmission Gallery, Glasgow; In the Midst of Things, Bournville; Jim Isermann, Camden Arts Centre, London; Andrea Zittel, A-Z Cellular Compartment Units, The Mailbox, Birmingham and Andrea Rosen, New York; Heather and Ivan Morison …. IPS, Birmingham and national tour; Nina Katchadourian, Accent Elimination, The Genealogy of the Supermarket and Other New Works, Sara Meltzer Gallery, New York.
Prince has written extensively for exhibition catalogues and art journals internationally, and taught on to Fine Art and Curatorial Masters programmes at universities including Newcastle, Birmingham, Cardiff, and Goldsmiths College, London.