Chris Hammond

Staff details

PositionLecturer in Curating
Department Art
Email c.hammond (
Phone+44 (0)20 7919 7691

Chris Hammond is the founder and director of MOT, now MOT INTERNATIONAL, and his practice as a curator and artist is grounded in the core structure and strategies of the gallery.

He has curated more than 50 exhibitions and worked with established artists such as Mike Kelley, Martin Kippenberger, Rodney Graham, Paul McCarthy, Liam Gillick, Martin Creed, Sarah Lucas, Franz West, Jon Thompson, Sonia Boyce, Mark Wallinger, Ben Nicholson, Derek Jarman, Stephen Willats, Louise Lawler, Ulrich Strothjohann, Lawrence Weiner, Christopher Wool, Mark Titchner, Omer Fast, Rachel Harrison Runa Islam, Jeremy Deller and Matthew Higgs.

His projects have attracted an International audience with many of his exhibitions receiving critical acclaim in the pages of frieze, Flash Art, Art Forum, Art Monthly, Untitled, Contemporary, Art Review, The Guardian, The Times, The Independent, Big Issue, AN, and Time Out.

Chris has served as a visiting lecturer at the Ruskin School of Art, the Royal College of Art, the Goethe Institute, Chelsea School of Art and the Serpentine Gallery, among others.

Professional projects

Chris is the founder and director of MOT (2002), now MOT INTERNATIONAL (2006).

He served as an advisor and consultant for the Arts Council of England (2007) and Birmingham City Council.

He has worked as the director and curator for Shock Corridor (1999-2000) and the video and live art curator for OMSK (1997-2001). He has also been involved in gallery start-ups for West Midlands, University of the Arts and SPACE Studios Gallery programme's edication and international residencies. 


Book Section

Collaborative Networks
Hammond, Chris. 2007. Collaborative Networks. In: Michael Stanley, ed. Person to Person, People to People. Milton Keynes Gallery, pp. 7-9. ISBN 9780955344077

The Alpine Fantasy of Victor B
Hammond, Chris. 2006. The Alpine Fantasy of Victor B. In: Jeremy Akerman and Eileen Daly, eds. The Alpine Fantasy of Victor B and Other Stories. Serpent's Tail, pp. 165-178. ISBN 978-1852429263


MOT International
Hammond, Chris. 2002. MOT International.

Exhibition Catalogue

Stephen Willats Catalogue, MKG 2007
Hammond, Chris. 2007. Stephen Willats Catalogue, MKG 2007.


Hammond, Chris. 2010. 2010. London, United Kingdom January 14th - December 18th 2010.

Clunie Reid
Hammond, Chris and Reid, Clunie. 2009. Clunie Reid. In: "Clunie Reid", MOT International, United Kingdom, 10 October - 14 November 2009.

A Work A Day
Hammond, Chris. 2009. A Work A Day. In: "A Work A Day", MOT International, United Kingdom, 27 June - 24 July 2009.

Propaganda Machine
Hammond, Chris. 2007. Propaganda Machine. In: "Propaganda Machine", The Serpentine Gallery, 6/30/2007 - 7/1/2007.

Not Quite Ten Years Without Martin Kippenberger
Hammond, Chris. 2006. Not Quite Ten Years Without Martin Kippenberger. In: "Not Quite Ten Years Without Martin Kippenberger", MOT, 4/1/2006 - 5/6/2006.

I am the Wrath of God
Hammond, Chris. 2004. I am the Wrath of God. In: "I am the Wrath of God", MOT, 8/27/2004 - 10/1/2004.