For CG Associates only
For our November CG Associates session, Division of Labour curator Nathaniel Pitt joins us to talk about how he finds and selects the artists that he works with. He’ll also discuss his experience curating The Manchester Contemporary, his aims and priorities as a curator and how artists can go about approaching galleries.
Nathaniel Pitt trained as an artist at Falmouth School of Art in 1997 and gained his MFA from Wolverhampton University 2009 before becoming a fellow at De Appel in Amsterdam, ‘curating in the gallery field.’ Since 2013, Pitt has served as the Director for the galleries Division of Labour and Pitt Studio. Division of Labour represents eight international artists and Pitt Studio is a West-Midlands project space; both are not-for-profit organisations dedicated to supporting contemporary art across the UK. In 2018 Pitt was appointed as the new Curator for The Manchester Contemporary.
With research interests in regional art market development, art and education and collaborative practice, Pitt’s curatorial projects have included working with artists Robert Barry, Victor Burgin, Brian O’Doherty and Carey Young. Pitt has developed an international profile for his gallery, with past presentations in the 2015 Venice Biennale, Brussels, Rotterdam, New York, Hong Kong, Basel, Vienna and Dallas.
Nathaniel Pitt recently opened Division of Labour Salford in Paradise Works; the gallery’s most recent exhibition, Apparel, featured Céline Berger, Andrew Gillespie, Ada Van Hoorebeke, Jeremy Hutchison, Jasleen Kaur, Andrew Lacon, Leeds Weirdo Club, Andrew Mania and Fay Nicolson.
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NB. The exhibition features work containing the following mushrooms: grey, pink, white and yellow oyster, enoki, lion’s mane, panellus stipticus, reishi, and shaggy inkcap. Visitors with related allergies or respiratory conditions are advised that mushroom spores may be present.
Please plan your visit accordingly.
Image: Apparel at Division of Labour Salford – installation view