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Professor Andrew Hunt

Professor of Fine Art and Curating

Andrew Hunt is a curator, writer and educator based in London and Manchester. He is Professor of Fine Art and Curating at Manchester Metropolitan University.

Since the early 2000s, he has worked on intimate solo exhibitions with significant international artists such as Mike Nelson, Elizabeth Price, Tris Vonna-Michell, Kai Althoff, and Marc Camille Chaimowicz, and designers such as Fraser Muggeridge, Jonathan Barnbrook, James Langdon, Abacke, Manuel Raeder, and Sara De Bondt on projects that range from minor printed ephemera to major publications, exhibition design and branding for art institutions. In 2012 he was a member of the Turner Prize jury.

Between 2016 and 2017 he founded and directed the contemporary art organisation Reading International and was a Research Fellow at Kingston University, while between 2008 and 2014 he was the director of Focal Point Gallery (FPG) in Southend-on-Sea, where he was responsible for developing the organisation’s acclaimed exhibitions programme and publishing activities. Hunt oversaw FPG’s move into its new building (arch. Manalo and White, 2013), while his doctoral thesis ‘Six Years in the Development of a Contemporary Art Institution: Focal Point Gallery 2008 to 2014’ concentrated on strategies for the expansion of a critically independent publicly-funded UK visual art organisation in a period of austerity after the financial crisis.

Hunt is also founding editor of the Slimvolume imprint (in 2000), which to date has published editions and books by over 250 artists, and the initiator of Moon Grove (in 2022), an independent contemporary art gallery situated in a private Georgian Grade II listed house in Rusholme, Manchester, UK.

He contributes to international magazines and journals of contemporary art and culture, including Artforum, Art Monthly, The Burlington Magazine, Domus, frieze, Mousse Magazine, Picpus and TATE ETC.

Recent projects include curating the exhibition 'Tris Vonna-Michell: Boxed Matter' for Badischer Kunsteverein, September to December 2024, and editing the special double issue of the Journal of Contemporary Painting, titled 'Minor Painting: Outsiders and Outliers' (Volume 8 Numbers 1 & 2. Intellect Journals, 2023).

Research

Andrew Hunt is a member of the Art and Performance Research Hub.

Exhibitions

Hunt, A., 2024. Allan Rand 'Machine Breakers', Moon Grove, 23/2/2024 - 5/4/2024.

Hunt, A., 2024. Dean Hughes 'Felt Tip Drawings', Moon Grove, 31/5/2024 - 27/7/2024.

Hunt, A., Casser, A., Balgiu, A., 2023. Ilse Garnier: a e i o u / Concrete Experience, Badischer Kunstverein, 10/2/2023 - 16/4/2023.

Hunt, A., 2023. Louise Giovanelli 'Always Different, Always the Same', Moon Grove, 23/2/2023 - 16/4/2023.

Hunt, A., 2023. Natalie Curtis 'Because I Want Nothing', Moon Grove, 2/11/2023 - 23/12/2023.

Hunt, A., 2023. Patrick Hartigan 'A Clay Hand', Moon Grove, 11/5/2023 - 8/7/2023.

Hunt, A., 2022. Behrang Karimi Rotpeter: 'Bild eines zur Dressur gezwungenen', Moon Grove, 20/5/2022 - 15/7/2022.

Hunt, A., Osbaldeston, D., 2022. David Osbaldeston 'A Pastiche of Different Techniques', Moon Grove, 24/11/2022 - 25/1/2023.

Hunt, A., Semeiko, A., 2021. Emotionarama, PEER, 20/8/2021 - 28/8/2021.

Hunt, A., 2020. Artists Against Homelessness: Insiders and Outliers, Christies, London / St Mungos, 1/7/2020 - 31/12/2020.

Hunt, A., Titchner, M., Barnbrook, J., 2019. Mark Titchner and Jonathan Barnbrook: This Is A Promise, Culture Wall / Luton's Hat District, 22/11/2019 - 31/12/2031.

Hunt, A., Kurz, VL., 2018. C .R. McBerny (Part One), Zwinglistrasse 4 (ground floor right), 10555 Berlin, Germany, 28/4/2018 - 13/5/2018.

Hunt, A., Kurz, VL., 2018. C. R. McBerny (Part Two), Manchester Central Library, 5/12/2018 - 28/2/2019.

Hunt, A., Kurz, VL., 2018. Veit Laurent Kurz: The Bavarian Vampire (A Site Visit), As You Change, So Do I / Luton Culture, 30/6/2018 - 3/8/2018.

Hunt, A., 2017. Abel Auer: How a Black Void Replaces the White Cube and a Painting Moves from the Fine to the Performing Arts, Reading International, 7/10/2017 - 11/11/2017.

Hunt, A., 2017. CRASH! presents A Better Britain II: Britlins, Reading International, 27/5/2017 - 15/7/2017.

Hunt, A., 2017. Dom Sylvester Houédard: Typestracts, Richard Saltoun Gallery, 28/5/2017 - 14/7/2017.

Hunt, A., 2017. Jeffrey Dennis: The Luton Host, As You Change, So Do I, 29/6/2017 - 31/12/2031.

Hunt, A., 2017. Matt Copson and Alastair MacKinven: Eggy and Seedy, Reading International, 14/2/2017 - 13/5/2017.

Hunt, A., 2017. Rochelle Goldberg, Veit Laurent Kurz, Stefan Tcherepnin, Hanna Törnudd: Ante Phylloxera, Reading International, 7/10/2017 - 11/11/2017.

Hunt, A., Bracewell, M., 2017. The Critic as Artist, Reading International / Reading Museum, 7/10/2017 - 27/1/2018.

Hunt, A., 2017. Yuri Pattison: Flights overhead, (portmanteau of global and local), As You Change, So Do I / Luton Culture, 30/3/2017 - 2/7/2017.

Hunt, A., Casser, A., 2016. Concerning Concrete Poetry, Badischer Kunstverein, 5/2/2016 - 3/4/2016.

Hunt, A., 2016. Integration Alone is Not Enough: Selected works of British Concrete Poetry 1960-1980: Curated by Andrew Hunt, Richard Saltoun Gallery, 3/2/2016 - 24/3/2017.

Hunt, A., 2016. Polly Apfelbaum: Any Dream Will Do, As You Change, So Do I / Luton Culture, 9/12/2016 - 6/1/2017.

Hunt, A., 2016. Scott King: Keep the Home Fires Burning + Mother and Child (Luton), As You Change, So Do I / Luton Culture, 29/9/2016 - 3/12/2016.

Hunt, A., 2016. The Green Ray, Wilkinson Gallery, 27/2/2016 - 11/4/2016.

Hunt, A., Vasey, G., 2015. Jeffrey Dennis: Ringbinder, Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art, 25/7/2015 - 17/10/2015.

Books

Hunt, A., Karimi, B., 2024. 'Behrang Karimi: Rotpeter: Bild eines zur Dressur gezwungenen', Slimvolume.

Hunt, A., Curtis, N., 2024. 'Natalie Curtis 'Because I Want Nothing'', Slimvolume.

Hunt, A., Iversen Kristiansen, S., Vonna-Michell, T., Verwoert, J., 2024. 'Silje Iversen Kristiansen: Weekly Planner I', Slimvolume.

Hunt, A., Iversen Kristiansen, S., Vonna-Michell, T., Verwoert, J., 2024. 'Silje Iversen Kristiansen: Weekly Planner II', Slimvolume.

Hunt, A., Sophie, K., Cornish, S., Bax, O., Patterson Kelly, W., 2024. 'These Mad Hybrids: John Hoyland and Contemporary Sculpture', Slimvolume / Ridinghouse.

Hunt, A., Power, J., 2023. 'Jess Power 'UFOs'', Slimvolume.

Hunt, A., Chilver, J., 2023. 'Journal of Contemporary Painting Volume 8 Numbers 1 & 2. Special Issue 'Minor Painting: Outsiders and Outliers'', Intellect Journals.

Hunt, A., Giovanelli, L., 2023. 'Louise Giovanelli 'Always Different, Always the Same'', Slimvolume.

Hunt, A., Buchler, P., 2023. 'Pavel Büchler Variable Pieces: Letterpress prints 2011-2023', Slimvolume.

Hunt, A., 2023. 'Rick Buckley Under a grey blanket Berlin, 9.-19.11.1984 Old World Apes', Slimvolume.

Hunt, A., Lebahn, D., Römer, S., 2022. 'All Go Rhythm - This is a Free Concert', Slimvolume.

Hunt, A., Fry, J., Stanley, B., Haines, L., 2022. 'James Fry 'A Licence to Rock and Pop: An Inventory of Attitude'', Slimvolume.

Hunt, A., Evans, C., Potter, CR., 2022. 'Sudden Wealth with Roy Claire Potter', Slimvolume.

Hunt, A., Holden, A., Woolcott, T., 2021. 'Andy Holden, Collected Free Labour: Blog Interviews 2010-2021', Slimvolume.

Hunt, A., Lewisohn, C., 2021. 'Cedar Lewisohn The Seven Plagues of Seven Angels', Slimvolume.

Hunt, A., Dag Holmboe, R., Allan, S., 2021. 'Nicol Allan: Collages', Slimvolume.

Hunt, A., Lewisohn, C., 2020. 'Cedar Lewisohn: The Marduk Prophesy', Slimvolume.

Hunt, A., Sillman, A., Gordon, M., Fionna, B., Garnett, R., Quaife, M., 2020. 'Painting: Funny Peculiar', Slimvolume.

Hunt, A., Susanne, C., 2020. 'Reading International', Reading International; OnCurating.org.

Hunt, A., Fortnum, R., 2020. 'Rebecca Fortnum: A Mind Weighted with Unpublished Matter', Slimvolume.

Hunt, A., Kurz, VL., 2019. 'C. R. McBerny', Slimvolume.

Hunt, A., Semeiko, A., 2019. 'Emotionarama', Slimvolume.

Hunt, A., Joc Jon, J., Dag Holmboe, R., 2019. 'JocJonJosch: Almost One. Say Again!', Slimvolume.

Hunt, A., Matter, M., Romer, S., Vonna-Michell, T., 2019. 'Marc Matter and Stefan Römer: Deconceptual Voicings', Slimvolume.

Hunt, A., Watson, Z., Shpurova, S., 2019. 'Sof'ya Shpurova: Low Human Activity', Slimvolume.

Hunt, A., Vonna-Michell, T., 2019. 'Tris Vonna-Michell: No more racing in circles - just pacing within lines of a rectangle', Slimvolume; Mount Analogue; Bom Dia Books.

Hunt, A., Marshall, B., 2017. 'Bertie Marshall: Wilde Re-Write', Reading International.

Hunt, A., King, S., Worley, M., 2017. 'CRASH! A Better Britain II: Britlins', Reading International.

Hunt, A., King, S., Worley, M., Cooke, K., 2017. 'CRASH! Xerox Interview Book', Reading International.

Hunt, A., Simpson, N., 2017. 'Dom Sylvester Houédard', Ridinghouse.

Hunt, A., Vasey, G., 2017. 'Jeffrey Dennis: Ringbinder', Slimvolume.

Hunt, A., MacKinven, A., Copson, M., 2017. 'Matt Copson and Alastair MacKinven: Eggy + Seedy + Friends'.

Hunt, A., Bracewell, M., 2017. 'The Critic as Artist', Reading International; Slimvolume.

Hunt, A., Spooner, C., 2016. 'Cally Spooner: Scripts', Slimvolume.

Hunt, A., Buck, P., 2016. 'Paul Buck: Disappearing Curtains (A Journal)', Slimvolume.

Hunt, A., King, S., 2016. 'Scott King: Public Art', Slimvolume.

Hunt, A., Cobbing, W., Cooper, R., Muggeridge, F., Cobbing, B., Mayer, P., 2014. 'Bob Cobbing and Peter Mayer: Concerning Concrete Poetry', Slimvolume.

Book Chapters

Hunt, A., 2022. 'Elizabeth MaGill'. In Elizabeth Magill: Flag Iris, Miles McEnery Gallery.

Hunt, A., 2020. ''Image of the Self With and Amongst Others''. In Curriculum: Contemporary Art Goes to School, Intellect.

Hunt, A., Schwabsky, B., 2019. ''A Conversation with Andrew Hunt''. In The Observer Effect: On Contemporary Painting, Sternberg Press.

Hunt, A., 2018. 'MDMA in Southend-on-Sea and Berlin'. In Rick Buckley: Black Bile '84, Focal Point Gallery.

Hunt, A., 2018. 'Minor Painting II. Time and Intensity: Relaxing the Labour of Generations'. In Fully Awake 3.5, Fully Awake.

Journal Articles

Hunt, A., 2024. 'Atiéna R. Kilfa', Artforum International, January 2024.

Hunt, A., 2024. 'John Russell', Artforum International, April 2024.

Hunt, A., 2024. 'Kaye Donachie', Artforum International.

Hunt, A., 2024. 'Stephen Willats', Artforum International.

Hunt, A., 2023. 'Hannah Starkey', Artforum International, April 2023.

Hunt, A., 2023. 'Pam Glick', Artforum International, November 2023.

Hunt, A., 2022. 'Allison Katz', Artforum International, May 2022.

Hunt, A., 2022. 'Minor painting: Outsiders and outliers', Journal of Contemporary Painting, 8 (1), pp. 3-29.

Hunt, A., 2021. ''Curator Conversations'', Source Magazine.

Hunt, A., 2021. 'Across the Universe: Andrew Hunt on the Liverpool Biennial', Artforum International.

Hunt, A., 2021. 'Curator as Zelig', Art Monthly, 444, pp. 14-16.

Hunt, A., 2021. 'Jamie Crewe', Artforum International.

Hunt, A., 2020. 'Art Writing: Ed Atkins and Tai Shani', Burlington Magazine.

Hunt, A., 2020. 'Denzil Forrester', Artforum International.

Hunt, A., 2020. 'Elizabeth Price', Artforum International.

Hunt, A., 2019. 'Alastair MacKinven and Behrang Karimi', Artforum International.

Hunt, A., 2019. 'Florian Krewer', Artforum International.

Hunt, A., 2019. 'Katherine Bradford', Artforum International.

Hunt, A., 2019. 'Katja Seib', Artforum International.

Hunt, A., 2019. 'Painting in the Medium of Sculpture, Tapestry, Fashion, Publishing and Handwriting: Polly Apfelbaum interviewed by Andrew Hunt', SWIM.

Schwabsky, B., 2018. 'Andrew Hunt interviewed by Barry Schwabsky', Turps.

Hunt, A., 2018. 'Curatorship', Art Monthly.

Hunt, A., 2018. 'Midnight at the Museum', Art Monthly.

Hunt, A., 2018. 'Pia Camil', Artforum International.

Hunt, A., 2018. 'Tai Shani', Artforum International.

Hunt, A., 2017. 'Gonzo Curating', Art Monthly.

Hunt, A., 2017. 'The Critic as Artist Manifesto', PicPus.

Conference Papers

Hunt, A., 2018. 'Minor Painting?', Writing Painting/Painting Writing, Whitworth Art Gallery, 22/3/2018 - 22/3/2018.