Adrian Searle is one of Europe’s most read art critics. He has been writing for London’s Guardian newspaper since 1996. but began writing reviews for Artscribe magazine in 1976. Searle continues to contribute to an array of international art magazines and journals. Over the past twenty five years he has reviewed most of the significant exhibitions of painting and has written numerous artist monographs, including Peter Doig, published by Phaidon in 2007, Writings: Juan Muñoz (2009) and most recently contributed to On&By Luc Tuymans, published by Whitechapel/MIT (2013). He has curated several exhibitions in the UK, Europe and the USA, including shows for the Hayward Gallery, London, in 1994 and the Reina Sofia in Madrid in 2003.
He curated the first retrospective of Brazilian sculptor Lucia Nogueira (1950-98), for the Serralves Museum in Porto, Portugal, and more recently Julião Sarmento: Close Distance, for La Casa Encendida, Madrid. He was a Turner Prize juror in 2004. Searle has taught at many art colleges in Britain and Europe and has been a visiting professor at the Royal College of Art in London. Most importantly Adrian Searle began his engagement with art as a painter, graduating from Winchester School of Art in the mid 1970’s. He brings to his writing about painting and painters the invaluable experience of studio practice.
Adrian Searle (b.1953) lives and works in London, UK.