Director of Programme Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Yorkshire
Clare Lilley is Director of Programme at Yorkshire Sculpture Park, which in 2014 was awarded UK Museum of the Year. Her recent curated and published works include Ai Weiwei, Shirin Neshat, Giuseppe Penone, Bill Viola among more others. She is curator of Frieze Sculpture, London (2012-18); and Jaume Plensa in San Giorgio Maggiore, Venice (2015). Clare sits on the Advisory Committee of the Government Art Collection, London, and on the boards of Site Gallery, Sheffield and Art UK, London. She is an invited member of the UK Women Leaders in Museums Network, is a nominator for the Nasher Sculpture Prize, Texas and has nominated or judged a number of prizes. Clare has presented many papers internationally. She authored the introductory essay for Clay and Ceramic in Contemporary Art, published by Phaidon Vitamin C in 2017 and is an advisor for Thames & Hudson’s 100 Sculptors of Tomorrow, 2018. Clare regularly appears in national and international media to comment on contemporary art, art in the public realm, and the role of the museum in society.
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