|Residencia:||Reside en Leeds, Reino Unido|
Laurence Sillars is the Head of Exhibitions of the Henry Moore Institute (Leeds, Reino Unido), since September 2017. Before Sillars was chief curator at Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art between 2009-2017 and previously he has been curator of exhibitions and collections of Tate Liverpool between 2002-2009. At BALTIC Laurence Sillars has worked on numerous exhibitions including Starless Midnight, co-curated with artist Edgar Arceneaux and including the work of Barby Asante, Charles Gaines, Micol Hebron Kenyatta A.C. Hinkle, Ashley Holmes and Cauleen Smith among others. Major solo exhibitions curated there include those with Omer Fast, Lorna Simpson, Robert Breer, B. Wurtz, Christiana Soulou, Jim Shaw and Salla Tykkä. At BALTIC 39, a project space and partnership with Northumbria University, he implemented BALTIC 39 | FIGURE, an experimental research and development strand for emerging artists to test ideas and works in progress. He co-curated the Turner Prize 2007 and 2012. Prior to his role at BALTIC, Sillars held roles at Tate Liverpool, the Arts Council Collection, Whitechapel Gallery and Chisenhale Gallery. At Tate Liverpool (2002-2009) Sillars curated exhibitions including Bruce Nauman: Make Me Think Me and Glenn Brown alongside displays drawn from the Tate collection. He was a co-curator of the Liverpool Biennial in 2004, 2006 and 2008 and in this capacity oversaw some 30 commissions with artists including Teresa Margolles, Rodney Graham, Simryn Gill, Philippe Parreno, and Teresa Hubbard and Alexander Birchler. He has contributed texts to a number of publications including Phaidon’s ‘Vitamin P’ and ‘Vitamin P2’ as well as writing and editing many volumes at BALTIC and Tate. He studied at the Courtauld Institute of Art, was Research Fellow at Liverpool John Moores University from 2006-2007 and an External Examiner at the Royal College of Art from 2013-2016.
La Casa Encendida / Madrid, España
Desde 2013 trabaja como Jefa de Exposiciones en Nottingham Contemporary Art Center y será cocuradora del British Art Show 9, que tendrá lugar en Manchester en 2020.