Ralph Rugoff

Ralph Rugoff has been director of the Hayward Gallery in London since 2006. He has organized numerous exhibitions over the past twenty-five years. He has also written extensively on contemporary art, contributing to periodicals and books on a wide range of artists. While director of the Hayward, he has organized over a dozen exhibitions, including The Painting of Modern Life (2007); Psycho Buildings (2008); Ed Ruscha: Fifty Years of Painting (2009); Jeremy Deller: Joy In People (2012); Invisible (2012); and The Human Factor: The Figure in Contemporary Sculpture (2014). Ralph served as a curatorial advisor to the 2002 Biennale of Sydney and the 2005 Turin Triennale. In 2005 he was awarded the Katherine Ordway Prize for contributions to the fields of curating and art criticism. In 2015 he curated the Lyon Biennale La Vie Moderne.


  • Publication: Van Gogh-Duchamp: Oil and Water?, symposium proceedings, 2017