Triscott, who co-founded Arts Catalyst in 1994, will take over from Mike Stubbs who stood down in September after 11 years at the helm.
Triscott has over 25 years’ experience as a curator, chief executive and cultural entrepreneur, leading Arts Catalyst’s programme of artists’ commissions and exhibitions and helping establish the organisation as a leader in the field of art, science and technology.
In addition, Triscott is also principal research fellow in interdisciplinary art and science at the University of Westminster.
Commenting on her appointment, Triscott said: “For 15 years, FACT has led the UK in the production of extraordinary visual art that embraces and explores creative technology, pioneering new forms of artistic and social interactions between art and our technological world. I am very excited to be coming to Liverpool, an amazing city, and to leading FACT in the next stage of its life.”
FACT chair, Rachel Higham, added: “Under Nicola’s leadership, I am confident FACT will grow into playing an even stronger national and international role in influencing thinking, artistic practice and models for transdisciplinary work across art, science and technology.”
Triscott will take up her new role at FACT in May 2019, with Matthew Brown continuing as interim managing director until then.
1. FACT, Liverpool. Courtesy: FACT
2. Dr Nicola Triscott. Courtesy: FACT