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.