The first edition of The London Open is selected by writer Patricia Bickers, artist Rodney Graham, collector Jack Kirkland, curator Marta Kuzma and Whitechapel Gallery curator Kirsty Ogg.

The first edition of The London Open will take place from 4 July-14 September 2012.

Patricia Bickers is editor of Art Monthly. She is the author of The Brit Pack: Contemporary British Art, the View from Abroad, Cornerhouse 1995, and of numerous articles, catalogue essays and chapters in books, and co-editor, with Andrew Wilson, of Talking Art: Interviews with Artists since 1976, 2006, Volume 1, published by Art Monthly and Ridinghouse; she is currently working on Volume 2.

Rodney Graham is an internationally acclaimed artist, living and working in Vancouver, Canada who is known for his intellectual work which uses many historical, philosophical and literary references. His practice encompasses a variety of media including photography, film, video, music, sculpture and painting.

After reading history at Christ Church, Oxford, Jack Kirkland studied law at BPP Law School and worked for the City law firm Lovells. He then worked in real estate and investments with the Abstract Group of Companies before becoming a director of Bowmer & Kirkland, one of the largest privately held construction companies in the UK.

Marta Kuzma has a wealth of international experience as a curator, critic, and lecturer, and has directed institutions both in the United States and Europe. Kuzma is currently Director of the Office for Contemporary Art Norway (OCA). She currently serves as part of the curatorial team of documenta (13) under Carolyn Christov Barkargiev.

Since May 2009 Kirsty Ogg has been Curator at the Whitechapel Gallery, London. Previously, she was director of The Showroom, London. Kirsty is also currently a lecturer on the MA Curating course at Goldsmiths.

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