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Richard Hylton

Born, 1967 in England

Richard Hylton is an artist, curator and a writer of art criticism. He studied Fine Art in Exeter and his work - which uses photography - has been included in a number of exhibitions. He has been curating exhibitions since the early 1990s. Over the past several decades, he has worked as a curator in various organisations including Oldham Art Gallery, Gallery II, University of Bradford, Autograph (Association of Black Photographers), Unit 2 Gallery at London Metropolitan University and London School of Economics. He has curated numerous national and international exhibitions including: Shifting Borders (1992), Tampered Surface - Six Artists From Pakistan (co-curated by Alnoor Mitha, 1995), Imagined Communities (1996) and Landscape Trauma in the Age of Scopophilia (2000). He has also edited a number of artists’ monographs, one of the most substantial being Donald Rodney: Doublethink and been responsible for other bookworks. These include his involvement with David Hammons’ book work, The Holy Bible: The Old Testament (see www.handeyeprojects.org/).

Hylton has contributed writing to various art journals and exhibition catalogues, and is a regular contributor to Art Monthly In 2007 his book The Nature of the Beast: Cultural Diversity and the Visual Arts Sector - A Study of Policies, Initiatives and Attitudes 1976 - 2006, was published by the Institute of Contemporary Interdisciplinary Arts (ICIA) University of Bath. Richard Hylton was for a number of years the curator of Unit 2 Gallery, at the London Metropolitan University, at Whitechapel, London. Subsequently, he was for several years responsible for programming visual arts events, activities and exhibitions at the London School of Economics. He secured an MA from Goldsmiths College. He is a member of an art band Die Kunst. He lives in London.

From the Contributors page of Critical Interventions, Journal of African Art History and Visual Culture, Number 12, Fall 2013, special issue on Black Artists in Europe, guest edited by Eddie Chambers:

“Richard Hylton is a PhD candidate at Goldsmiths College, University of London  within the department of Visual Cultures… His current doctoral research examines the role played by contemporary art in events staged in Britain in 2007, to commemorate the bicentenary of the Abolition of the Slave Trade in the British Empire.”

Since 2013, he has been Cultural Programme Curator at University for the Creative Arts (UCA) based at the Farnham and Epsom campuses, where he is responsible for devising, overseeing and supporting internal and external exhibitions and events.


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click to show details of 9 Night in Eldorado - catalogue

»  9 Night in Eldorado - catalogue

Catalogue relating to an exhibition, 1997

click to show details of Donald Rodney | Autoicon

»  Donald Rodney | Autoicon

Exhibition guide relating to an individual, 2000

click to show details of Doublethink (Donald Rodney) - press release

»  Doublethink (Donald Rodney) - press release

Press release relating to a publication, 2003

click to show details of Four X 4

»  Four X 4

Catalogue relating to an exhibition, 1991

click to show details of The Nature of the Beast

»  The Nature of the Beast

Book relating to a publication, 2007

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»  Imagined Communities

Group show at Oldham Art Gallery. 1996

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Bristol, United Kingdom

»  Cafe Gallery Projects

London, United Kingdom

»  Castle Museum

Nottingham, United Kingdom

»  City Gallery Leicester

Leicester, United Kingdom

»  Croxteth Hall

Liverpool, United Kingdom

»  Harris Museum & Art Gallery

Preston, United Kingdom

»  Oldham Art Gallery

Oldham, United Kingdom

»  Wolverhampton Art Gallery

Wolverhampton, United Kingdom