The King’s Cross Project – Curators

The team behind the three years of art commissions at King's Cross

'No.700 Reflectors' an installation by Rana Begum in Cubitt Square, King's Cross

In June 2016, Tamsin Dillon and Rebecca Heald were appointed as the new curators at King’s Cross. They are heading up The King’s Cross Project, an ambitious plan for art commissions across the 67 acre neighbourhood.

Tamsin Dillon’s previous appointments include Art on the Underground where she was Director until 2014. Since then she has worked as Head of Exhibitions at Tate Liverpool and current roles include Curator for 14-18 Now, the national culture programme to mark 100 years since the First World War. She is a member of the Jury for The Turner Prize 2016.

Aleppo, Tess Jaray, Tapestry, King's CrossRebecca Heald has worked in exhibition and education departments at Tate Britain, the Hayward Gallery, Sadie Coles HQ and Art on the Underground. Her recent curatorial projects include: Thinking Tantra in Mumbai, touring to London’s Drawing Room; and Points of Departure at the ICA. Between 2009 and 2013 she was Director of New Contemporaries, the UK’s foremost organisation working with new and emerging artists.

Her recent curatorial projects include: Thinking Tantra in Mumbai, touring to London’s Drawing Room; and Points of Departure at the ICA. Between 2009 and 2013 she was Director of Bloomberg New Contemporaries, the UK’s foremost organisation working with new and emerging artists. She is currently Tutor in Curating Contemporary Art at the Royal College of Art.

The first commissions for The King’s Cross Project are No.700 Reflectors, a spectacular new artwork by Bangladeshi-British artist Rana Begum and Aleppo at King’s Cross by Tess Jaray.

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