Dr Cliff Lauson FRSA

is Senior Curator at the Hayward Gallery, Southbank Centre, London. Since arriving in 2009 he has curated major exhibitions of work by Martin Creed, Ernesto Neto, Tracey Emin, Ron Terada and David Shrigley and the critically-acclaimed group exhibitions Light Show and History Is Now: 7 Artists Take On Britain.  In addition, he co-organised the conference Deschooling Society and has commissioned numerous artworks and projects for Southbank Centre’s Festival programme.

Cliff was previously Assistant Curator at Tate Modern and completed his PhD thesis at University College London titled In Vancouver as Elsewhere: Modernism and the So-Called ‘Vancouver School’. He has contributed essays to the catalogues of the above exhibitions, published articles, interviews, or reviews in Art Monthly, The Oxford Art Journal, The Fillip Review, and Third Text, and guest lectures at art colleges and universities.

Cliff was a 2015-6 Fellow of the Clore Leadership Programme, and undertook the secondment component of his fellowship at Industrial Light & Magic, London.