Alistair Hudson is the Director of The Whitworth and Manchester Art Galleries and co-director of the Asociación de Arte Útil with Tania Bruguera. From 2014 to 2018 he was director of MIMA, Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art, with a vision based on the concept of the Useful Museum, as an institution dedicated to the promotion of art as a tool for education and social change.
He was educated at Goldsmiths’ College 1988 – 1991 and has previously worked at the Anthony d’Offay Gallery London (1994-2000) and The Government Art Collection (2000-04). From 2004-2014 he Alistair served as Deputy Director of Grizedale Arts in Consiton in the Lake District. In 2015 he was a juror for the Turner Prize and instrumental in promoting Assemble for their work on the Granby Four Streets project in Toxteth.