about

Pierre d’Alancaisez is a curator and critic specialising in social and political art practices. As a PhD researcher at Birmingham City University, he investigates interdisciplinary knowledge exchange and the relationship between artists’ access to non-arts skills and the impacts of artistic practices.

For a decade, Pierre was the director of waterside contemporary in London, where he pioneered social practice and art activism approaches in the art market. He has curated exhibitions with artists that included Turner Prize nominee Oreet Ashery and has commissioned works with artists such as Mirza and Butler which travelled to Artes Mundi and Sydney Biennale.

He has also been a cultural strategist in higher education and the charity sector, a publisher, a scientist, and a financial services professional.

Recent work

Hannah Wohl: Bound by Creativity

Hannah Wohl: Bound by Creativity

What is creativity? While our traditional view of creative work might lead us to think of artists as solitary visionaries, the creative process is profoundly influenced by social interactions even when artists work alone.
OnlyFans on Strike

OnlyFans on Strike

OnlyFans went on strike. It wasn’t the workers who threatened to walk out, it was the factory. But this factory's success does not lie in skimming off excess labour from its sex performers. OnlyFans went on strike to demand more capital.
Is more always better?

Is more always better?

Is the fiction of arts's economic value now the key measure of culture? Are we now willingly econo-cultural agents? Does it matter that we don't understand the figures?