Picture This announces a new Director
4th October 2011

Picture This is delighted to announce the appointment of Dan Kidner to the role of Director.

Picture This is pleased to announce the appointment of Dan Kidner as its new Director. Kidner moves to Picture This from City Projects, which he founded and co-directed from 2005 to 2011. Whilst at City Projects, Dan produced films for Knut Åsdam, Anja Kirschner & David Panos, Emily Wardill and Grace Schwindt. He has taught at the University of Birmingham, Oslo Academy of the Arts, Norway and Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, Dundee. Dan has also written extensively on artists’ film and has curated independent projects for 15 years. Most recently, he curated Infermental (2010), with George Clark and James Richards, Focal Point Gallery, Southend-on-Sea; and Depression (2009) with Lisette Smits, Marres, Maastrict, the Netherlands. He has two books forthcoming: A Detour around Infermental (edited with George Clark) and Collectivity and Film (edited with Petra Bauer).

Commenting on his appointment Dan Kidner said, “I am delighted to have been appointed director of Picture This. It is an institution whose work I’ve held in high esteem and I’m looking forward to taking it into the future. The last ten years have seen incredibly interesting developments in the field of artists’ film and video. I want to provide a space, recognised regionally and internationally, for artist filmmakers, researchers, writers and curators who are shaping the discourses that are supporting and reflecting on these developments.”

Dan Kidner’s appointment follows the tenure of Lisa Panting, who is leaving to concentrate on running Hollybush Gardens in London.

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