Arnolfini Announces Artangel’s Rob Bowman As New Director of Programme

Arnolfini in Bristol has announced the appointment of Rob Bowman as Director of Programme. Rob is currently Head of Programmes and Production at Artangel, and takes up this new role at Arnolfini on 16 November 2015. Bowman joins Arnolfini at a particularly exciting time, following on from the recent success of the Richard Long: TIME AND SPACE exhibition, which has already had over 40,000 visitors. Rob will work closely with Kate Brindley, Arnolfini CEO, to develop Arnolfini’s future programme.

Since joining Artangel in 2007 Rob has led the production of several of the organisation’s most ambitious projects including Catherine Yass’ High Wire, Roger Hiorns’ Seizure and Ryoji Ikeda’s Spectra. During the course of his career he has worked with artists including Cerith Wyn Evans, Susan Philipsz, Ryan Gander and Jose Damasceno to create projects and exhibitions in many different forms and disciplines. Having begun his career at the then Museum of Modern Art, Oxford, Rob subsequently became Curator at the Institute of Contemporary Arts, London where he also ran the Beck’s Futures exhibition and awards.

Commenting on the appointment, Kate Brindley said: “I am delighted that Rob will be joining the team at Arnolfini as Director of Programme. Rob brings great dynamism and experience to the role from his time working with a world-class commissioning organisation in Artangel.”

Rob Bowman said: “I am delighted to be joining the team at Arnolfini as Director of Programme at what is a particularly exciting time for the organisation. Arnolfini has a great reputation for working with outstanding and inventive artists in many forms, and I am really looking forward to the chance to build on that through the development of an ambitious future programme.”

Since 1961 Arnolfini has been a space for creative practice and thinking – presenting a rich and varied programme of contemporary work in the visual arts, performance, dance, film, music and events accompanied by a programme of learning and participation activities. Arnolfini continues to play a significant role in shaping arts practice and thinking both in Bristol and nationally by presenting important exhibitions by emerging, established and celebrated artists and offering artists and visitors a space for exchange, inspiration and reflection. In a fantastic waterside location at the heart of Bristol’s harbourside that boasts an award winning café/bar and shop, Arnolfini also offers visitors a place to enjoy art and special events socially with friends and family. Arnolfini is a registered charity, core funded by Arts Council England and in receipt of regular funding from Bristol City Council. 

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