Ceri Hand has been appointed director of programmes at Somerset House in London. Hand, who is currently an associate director at Simon Lee Gallery, with responsibility for institution liaison, previously ran her own eponymous commercial space in Liverpool and London. Her CV also includes stints as director of exhibitions, FACT, Liverpool, and deputy director of Grizedale Arts, Cumbria. Among Hand’s new responsibilities will be the Studios, an artist residency programme at the institution (involving artists working with new technology and digital culture), as well as the institution’s cross-disciplinary exhibition programme. Somerset House is also home to the Courtauld Gallery & Institute of Art and King's Cultural Institute.
12 April 2017