About the Expert
Kirsty Ogg is currently Director of Bloomberg New Contemporaries, the UK’s foremost annual arts initiative, offering critical support and exposure to recent graduates and final year students from British Art Schools. As Director, Kirsty Ogg is responsible for leading the programme and shaping the organisation’s future development.
Between 2009 and 2013, Kirsty Ogg has been Curator at the Whitechapel Gallery, London since 2009, curating exhibitions including Claire Barclay’s Bloomberg Commission: Shadow Spans, Gerard Byrne’s mid-career survey A state of neutral pleasure, and an historical exhibition of Karl Blossfeldt’s photography. She was also responsible for the re-launch of the Whitechapel Gallery’s triennial open submission exhibition as The London Open.
Known for her support and work with emerging and mid-career artists, as former Director of The Showroom, London, Kirsty Ogg worked with artists including Subodh Gupta, Richard Hughes, Jim Lambie, Daria Martin and Eva Rothschild, presenting their first solo shows in London. She was also part of the organising committee of Transmission Gallery, Glasgow, before joining Norwich Gallery, Norwich School of Art & Design and independently curated a number of shows working with artists including Spartacus Chetwynd, Karen Kilimnik, Mike Nelson, Thomas Schütte, David Shrigley and Cathy Wilkes. Having taught extensively, she is currently Lecturer on the MFA Curating course at Goldsmiths, University of London.