Richard Birkett is the newly appointed Curator of Artists Space. Birkett was a curator at the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London from 2007-2010, where he organized exhibitions and events including Nought to Sixty, Talk Show, Calling Out Of Context and Billy Childish: Unknowable But Certain. He studied Fine Art at the Slade School of Fine Art and Goldsmiths College before running the non-profit gallery, Whitechapel Project Space, for six years. During this time he organized several projects as part of the Serpentine Gallerys public program series. He has contributed texts to artist monographs and art magazines including Untitled and MAP.