Skinder Hundal MBE

It's the Season 14 finale! We meet Skinder Hundal MBE who is the British Council's Director of Arts!!!! We discuss his extraordinary career in Visual Arts including recently working with Sonya Boyce, for the 2022 British Pavilion, who won the Golden Lion prize for her exhibition 'Feeling Her Way', which runs until 27th November.

Before joining British Council, Hundal was CEO/Director of New Art Exchange, a contemporary arts space in Nottingham where he worked for 12 years to create connections between the UK and overseas through arts and cultural projects. Working across art forms, his international experience includes projects for La Biennale di Venezia, TED Global, Google Cultural Institute and for the UK’s official arts programme for the First World War Centenary, 14-18 Now.

Major projects under his tenure at New Art Exchange includes Here, There & Everywhere, an ambitious international programme of artistic development, cultural exchange and artist residencies between the UK and Africa, South Asia, South Korea, Middle East, North America and Europe.

Skinder Hundal is Executive Producer and co-Artistic Director of the UK’s original South Asian outdoor festival, Nottingham Arts Mela, and a Board member at Artist News (a-n) and Tom Dale Dance Company. In 2019, he was awarded an MBE for his contribution to visual arts.

As Director of Arts, British Council, Hundal oversees multiple art forms, including: Architecture, Design and Fashion; Film; Literature; Music; Theatre and Dance; and Visual Arts. The British Council’s major arts activity includes cultural programmes for annual bilateral seasons such as UK/Italy 2020 and UK/Australia 2021-22; the British Pavilion exhibitions at La Biennale Arte and La Biennale Architettura, Venice; and the Market Focus Cultural Programme at the London Book Fair.

"Connecting, engaging and sharing knowledge through arts and culture is now more important than ever. I believe artists and cultural professionals help challenge, provoke and make sense of the world, so I’m looking to connect the unique and diverse UK’s arts scene with many brilliant artists and organisations around the world in my role at British Council.' Skinder Hundal MBE

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