Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art
Laura Sillars is the director of Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art [MIMA], a museum, gallery and cultural hub in the centre of Middlesbrough. She is also Dean of the MIMA School of Art & Design within Teesside University.
Laura has almost 20 years of experience working in the contemporary visual arts sphere, having held roles with the likes of Tate, the Foundation for Art and Creative Technology, the Liverpool Biennial, the Abandon Normal Devices Festival and Artangel. She has also held lecturer positions with CityLit and The Open University, as well as being a research fellow for the University of Liverpool.
She has also worked on exhibitions with leading international artists including Pipilotti Rist, Mike Kelley and Nam June Paik, as well as emerging artists such as Eva and Franco Mattes, Pilvi Takala and Anna Barham.
Following nine years of working in Liverpool, working on the city’s transformation project fuelled by its European Capital of Culture 2008 triumph, Laura became stimulated by cities and change and went on to become founding chair of Sheffield’s Cultural Consortium and a member of the curatorial team of Art Sheffield.
In 2010, Laura produced Artangel’s first US commission alongside Mike Kelley in the city of Detroit in Michigan, and completed a Clore Leadership fellowship.
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