Chris Hammond

Chris’ practice as a curator and artist is grounded in the core structure and strategies of the gallery.

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Lecturer in Curating




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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. 

Publications and research outputs

Book Section

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

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


Hammond, Chris. 29 May 2019 - Chris Hammond Gallery.

Hammond, Chris. Ongoing since 2002 MOT International.

Exhibition Catalogue

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


Hammond, Chris and Toren, Amikam. 2020. Amikam Toren - Floor. In: "Amikam Toren - Floor", Chris Hammond Gallery, United Kingdom, 29 June 2020 - ongoing.

Hammond, Chris and Palmer, Katrina. 2019. Katrina Palmer - End Matter. In: "Katrina Palmer - End Matter", Chris Hammond Gallery, United Kingdom, 29 May 2019 - 29 May 2020.

Hammond, Chris and Ulay, [Frank Uwe Laysiepen]. 2016. Ulay: Come On. In: "Ulay: Come On", MOT International Brussels, Belgium, 13 May – 16 July 2016, PV 12 May.

Artist's Book

Hammond, Chris; ULAY, Ulay and Jones, Amelia. 2015. Ulay Retouching Bruises.


Hammond, Chris; Woods, Orlagh and Bousted, Donald. 2014. Gallery Films - MOTInternational: Commercial Galleries.

Conference or Workshop Item

Hammond, Chris. 2017. 'The Whitworth Tuesday Talk: Chris Hammond'. In: The Whitworth Tuesday Talk: Chris Hammond. The Whitworth, The University of Manchester, United Kingdom 10 January 2017.

Hammond, Chris; Pearlman, Nina; Rouleau, Martine; Pistella, Jenny; Large, Kelly; Charlesworth, JJ; Buck, Louisa; Maheshwari, Maitreyi and Ogg, Kirsty. 2015. 'Collecting the Emerging Symposium'. In: Collecting the Emerging Symposium -Definitions: What does ‘emerging’ mean in relation to artists’ careers and practices?. University College London, United Kingdom 22 - 23 May 2015.

Hammond, Chris; Lydiate, Henry and Gluzberg, Margarita. 2015. 'The Commercial Dimensions of a Fine Art Practice'. In: The Commercial Dimensions of a Fine Art Practice. RCA, United Kingdom 20th May 2015.