Matthew Slotover appointed new Chair of Turner Contemporary

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The Trustees of Turner Contemporary are delighted to announce the appointment of Matthew Slotover as the new Chair of the gallery. He will take over from the current Chair, Clive Stevens on 1st January 2023.

Matthew Slotover co-founded the contemporary art magazine frieze in 1991 and the first Frieze art fair in London in 2003. There are now three other Frieze Fairs in New York, Los Angeles and Seoul, as well as Frieze Masters in London. He stepped back from the day-to-day running of Frieze in 2020. He was Chair of the South London Gallery from 2006-2021, and currently serves on the boards of Sadlers Wells, the Arts Foundation, the Walpole Group and Murmur.

Clive Stevens, Chair of Turner Contemporary said: “Turner Contemporary has been a catalyst for the regeneration of my hometown. The Trustees and I are delighted that Matthew Slotover will become the new Chair of the gallery. Matthew has the skills and experience to support the Director Clarrie Wallis and to guide the gallery forward into its second decade.”

Matthew Slotover said: “I am delighted to have been appointed to succeed Clive Stevens as Chair of Turner Contemporary from 1st January 2023. This is an enormous honour given the history of the gallery, its success, and the crucial role it plays in championing the work of artists, promoting art and culture in the region, and helping sustain a more creative and connected community. I am excited by the prospect of being able to support the Director and contribute to its future development and growth.”

Michael Hill OBE, Cabinet Member for Community and Regulatory Services said: “I am delighted to welcome Matthew Slotover as the new Chair of Turner Contemporary and look forward to the continuing success of the gallery.”

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