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Executive Director, Tate Liverpool

Andrea Nixon


Develop and realise Tate Liverpool’s vision, focusing on strategic planning, communications, fundraising, external advocacy and operational delivery.


Artistic Director, Tate Liverpool

Francesco Manacorda


Conceive and execute the public programme at Tate Liverpool, representing the gallery externally and internally.


  • Artistic Director, Tate Liverpool since April 2012
  • 2010–12: Director of Artissima, Turin
  • 2007–9: Curator at Barbican Art Gallery, London
  • 2006–10: Visiting Lecturer in Exhibition History and Critical Theory at Royal College of Art, London

Francesco has curated numerous group shows including Subcontingent: The Indian Subcontinent in Contemporary Art, The Martian Museum of Terrestrial Art, Radical Nature, solo exhibitions with artists such as Clemens Von Wedemeyer, Hans Schabus and Tobias Putrih as well as large scale events such as the Alighiero and Boetti Day and Simple Rational Approximations with Lara Favaretto. He has curated the Slovenian Pavillion at the Venice Biennial in 2007 and the New Zealand Pavilion in 2009. He is also a writer, having contributed reviews and features extensively to many publications includingDomus, Flash Art International and Art Review. He has also written artists’ monographs and contributed to a wide range of group exhibition catalogues. He has a Degree in Humanities from the University of Turin and an MA in Curating Contemporary Art from the Royal College of Art, London. In 2013 he was a member of the International Jury for the 55th Exhibition at la Biennale di Venezia.

Tate Liverpool Curatorial Department

The Curatorial Department at Tate Liverpool is responsible for the programme of exhibitions and collection displays of international modern and contemporary art from around 1900 to the present day.