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Andrew Patrizio


Andrew Patrizio is an art historian and curator specialising in contemporary art. He mainly focuses on Scottish visual culture and cross-disciplinary projects across art, science and ecology.

He often works closely with artists, ranging from collaboration (Ilana Halperin), commissioning (Mona Hatoum, Gillian Wearing, Lucy Orta and Christine Borland) and writing (Stefan Gec). Recent projects include collaborations with Ilana Halperin at the Medizinhistorisches Museum der Charité / Schering Foundation Project Space, Berlin; commissioning art for a sports science/medicine exhibition; and is co-curating an exhibition The Endarkenment of Scottish Art, 1945-2015. He has curated numerous exhibitions nationally and internationally (from London to Slovenia, Norway and Japan).

Publications include Ilana Halperin. New Landmass (2012), Anatomy Acts, Birlinn Press, (2006, Winner of the Medical Book of the Year, The Society of Authors and the Royal Society of Medicine Medical Book Awards), Stefan Gec, (2002) and Contemporary Sculpture in Scotland (1999).

He is a board member of The Scottish Contemporary Art Network, and before that on the Talbot Rice Gallery, the Fruitmarket Gallery, VAGA UK and Arts Catalyst boards.

Andrew runs the MSc Programme on History of Art, Theory and Display at Edinburgh College of Art / University of Edinburgh and teaches various courses on Scottish Art since 1945. He also has a number of PhD candidates.

Prior to his move to Edinburgh in 1997, he was Exhibition Organiser at the Hayward Gallery, London, and Curator in the Art Department of Glasgow Museums.