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Sotheby's Institute of Art Curator Talk: Jonathan Watkins, 'First Birmingha...

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...then the World'

Born in Sussex, UK in 1957 Jonathan Watkins graduated with MA (Hons) in art history from the University of Sydney. He was Curator, Serpentine, London and Director Chisenhale, London prior to his appointment as Director of Ikon, Birmingham in 1999. Major exhibitions include Biennale of Sydney (1998), Facts of Life, Hayward Gallery (London 2001), Tate Triennial (2003), Shanghai Biennale (2006), Sharjah Biennial (2007), Guangzhou Triennial (2012), Floating World, Bahrain (2017) and the Quebec Biennial (opening 2019).

This lecture will be a survey of Ikon's current programme - one of the most international in the UK - demonstrating its relevance in the light of contemporary art practice and wider cultural concerns, whilst acknowledging local context. Since its founding in 1965, Ikon has been increasingly outward looking, as befits a city characterised by cultural diversity. Artists covered include Vanley Burke, Hurvin Anderson, Oliver Beer, Dan Flavin, Sheela Gowda, Sofia Hulten, Mahtab Hussain, Zilvinas Kempinas, Janet Mendelsohn, Nastio Mosquito, Sidney Nolan and Gillian Wearing.

The MA in Contemporary Art at Sotheby’s Institute of Art welcomes your attendance to our series of artist and curator talks held at our London campus in the heart of Fitzrovia. Previous speakers include: William Kentridge, Aleksandra Mir, Bedwyr Williams, Saskia Olde Wolbers, Iwona Blaswick and Victoria Miro.

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