Paul Bayley (Director)

Paul worked at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park and then in the Exhibitions Department at the Tate Gallery through to becoming Director of Visual Arts at Cornerhouse, Manchester. Since moving to London in 2002 he has worked as a visual arts officer for the Arts Council of England and Art in Churches Officer for Art and Christianity Enquiry.

Major freelance curatorial projects include: Manchester Pavilion, Venice biennale (2001); Cinerama: Isaac Julien, Cornerhouse (2001), which led to the artist being nominated for Turner Prize; Yoko Ono: Morning Beams for the City of London, St Paul’s cathedral (2006); and The Film and Video umbrella touring exhibition A Light Shines in the Darkness (2015). Selected writings include: The Dark Monarch, Tate Gallery (2010), Contemporary Art in British Churches, ACE Trust (2010); Panic Attack: Art in the Punk Years, Merrell (2007); Linder Sterling Artworks, JRP Ringier (2006); and 20: Twenty Cornerhouse Exhibitions 1985–2005, Cornerhouse (2005).

Paul Bayley