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Priyesh Mistry

Priyesh Mistry is Associate Curator of Modern & Contemporary Projects at the National Gallery, London where he works towards an ambitious programme to integrate contemporary art within the context of the museum and its historic collections. He manages the Artists in Residency programmes and contemporary commissions.

Recent projects include Ali Cherri: If you prick us, do we not bleed?, Dance to the Music of Our Time: A Live Exhibition with Hetain Patel, Florence Peake, Zadie Xa and Benito Mayor Vallejo, Rosalind Nashashibi: An Overflow of Passion and Sentiment and upcoming projects with Nalini Malani and Céline Condorelli. Previously, he was Assistant Curator, International Art at Tate Modern where he specialised on art from South Asia for the collection and co-curated the Hyundai Commission 2019: Kara Walker in the Turbine Hall, the major retrospective on Anni Albers (2018) and the group exhibition Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power (2017) as well as numerous collection displays.

Priyesh is a member of the Curatorial Committee for the Association for Art History, sits on the Fourth Plinth Commissioning Group led by the Mayor of London’s office, and is a Trustee of Studio Voltaire.

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