Alex Farquharson is an internationally renowned curator, critic, university lecturer and writer. His last exhibition ‘If Everybody Had An Ocean: Brian Wilson, an Art Exhibition’ was the second most visited exhibition ever at Tate St.Ives. He writes for a range of magazines, including Frieze, Art Monthly and Artforum and has contributed to numerous books and catalogues on contemporary art. As Tutor and Research Fellow in Curatorial Studies on the Curating Contemporary Art MA at the Royal College of Art he led weekly seminars on aspects of experimental exhibition history. He curated around 40 exhibitions while at Spacex in Exeter and the Centre for Visual Arts Cardiff, 1994–2000. He is currently director of the Nottingham Contemporary, a contemporary art center under construction.