Alistair Hudson

Alistair Hudson (born in 1969) was appointed director of Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art (mima) in October 2014. His new vision for mima is based on the concept of the 'Useful Museum' as an institution dedicated to the promotion of art as a tool for education and social change. Hudson was also deputy director of Grizedale Arts in the Lake District, United Kingdowm from 2004 to 2014. Recent key projects include: Confessions of the Imperfect: 1848 – 1989 – Today, Van Abbe Museum, Eindhoven, 2014–2015; development of the Coniston Mechanics Institute, Cumbria, 2009–2014; Instituto Mechanicos, São Paulo Biennial, 2010; Happystacking, China, 2008; Romantic Detachment, PS1/MoMA, New York, 2004. Hudson is co-director of the Asociación de Arte Útil with Tania Bruguera and was a jury member for the 2015 Turner Prize.