18th October, 11-12;30pm: Andrea Schlieker

A highly-respected curator, lecturer and writer, Andrea Schlieker conceived and curated the inaugural Folkestone Triennial in 2008. She also directed the most recent Triennial, A Million Miles from Home, commissioning new works by 19 international artists including Charles Avery, Martin Creed, Cristina Iglesias and Cornelia Parker. Schlieker was co-curator of the British Art Show 6, and has a long track record in curating national and international exhibitions as well as major public art projects. A member of the Public Realm Commissioning Advisory Panel for the Olympic Park, Schlieker was also a juror for the 2009 Turner Prize.

The Tuesday Talks series invites leading artists, thinkers and curators to explore the driving forces, influences and sources of inspiration within contemporary art. The series is programmed by Professor Pavel Büchler and Bryony Bond, and is supported by the Manchester Metropolitan University.

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