Tom Trevor has ended his 8 year tenure as Director and Chief Executive of Arnolfini, the space described by Sir Nicolas Serota as “one of a handful of the most significant cultural centres in Europe,” in order to pursue a number of international curatorial projects.
Since his arrival in 2005, Trevor’s curatorial vision for Arnolfini has closely identified with the art centre’s mission to be ‘A Space for Ideas.’ To this end, he has brought a series of high calibre and internationally relevant shows to the Bristol arts centre, located in the harbourside. These include the first major UK shows of acclaimed figures and collaborators such as Maria Thereza Alves, Meschac Gaba and retrospectively, Angus Fairhurst and Artist Placement Group.
An Associate Curator of The Art Fund and Chair of Plus Tate Digital Working Group, Tom Trevor also sits on the advisory committee for the 2014 Gwangju Biennale, South Korea. Prior to joining Arnolfini he spent six years as Director of Spacex, Exeter.
Speaking of his time at Arnolfini, Trevor says: “It has been a great privilege to serve this remarkable institution, and to have the opportunity to work with some of the most amazing artists from around the world. Bristol is an incredibly creative city, and it has been a pleasure to live and work in a community that deeply values the presence of Arnolfini, alongside an exceptionally devoted staff team.”