On 1 April 2023, Alistair Hudson will assume the position of Artistic-Scientific Chairman of the ZKM | Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe. The decision was announced on Monday by the Foundation Board. The 53-year-old Briton will succeed Prof. Peter Weibel, who has headed the ZKM since 1999. Besides being in charge of scientific and artistic management, the Chairman is responsible for the conceptual development and strategic course of the Foundation.
Hudson is an experienced, internationally active curator and museum director. Since 2018, he has led two museums in Manchester: the Manchester Art Gallery and The Whitworth, operating as a convening space between the University of Manchester and the people of the city.