Alistair Hudson appointed Chairman of the ZKM | Karlsruhe


The photo shows a portrait of the new director of the ZKM: Alistair Hudson. He is leaning against a stone wall and wearing a casual suit.

On 1 April 2023, Alistair Hudson will assume the position of Artistic-Scientific Chairman of the ZKM | Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe. The decision was announced on Monday by the Foundation Board. The 53-year-old Briton will succeed Prof. Peter Weibel, who has headed the ZKM since 1999. Besides being in charge of scientific and artistic management, the Chairman is responsible for the conceptual development and strategic course of the Foundation.

Mayor Dr. Frank Mentrup: "Alistair Hudson is the right person to set the future course for ZKM.“

State Secretary Petra Olschowski: "We are impressed by his comprehensive view of art, science and technology as drivers of social innovation and participation."

Alistair Hudson: “It is a real honour to be able to take on this role at ZKM, which has now established itself as one of the principle cultural institutions in the world right now. Most of all, I see it as one of the most relevant centres of the arts and sciences, carving out new horizons as the world changes with exponential speed."

Prof. Peter Weibel: "Alistair Hudson is an excellent man. He will set decisive impulses for the future of the ZKM."

About Alistair Hudson

Alistair Hudson is a curator and museum director with broad-ranging international experience. He combines contemporary curatorial expertise with a profound knowledge of media arts. Since 2018 he has served as director of two museums in Manchester: the Manchester Art Gallery and the Whitworth. The latter is the museum of the University of Manchester, with collections in art and cultural history encompassing all genres.

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