Alistair Hicks


Curator, Writer and Advisor

Alistair Hicks is the author of the Global Art Compass. He is the curator of Doublethink: Doublevision, an exhibition at the Pera Museum in Istanbul in 2017 that shows artists from around the world reassessing the way we think. Much of his work is aimed at trying to cut through the art politics and artspeak to show how rich and diverse our times are.

For twenty years he was Senior Curator at Deutsche Bank. While at Deutsche Bank his main job was selecting and presenting art to purchase committees. He created the Man Booker Library while he was art advisor to Man Group. Currently he is on the art advisory board of Cliveden Advisory, the Advisory Committee of Unseen Art Fair (Amsterdam) , on the Global Art Advisory Committee of Hana Bank Global HR Center Art Collection and is a contributor and advisor to Russian Art Focus. He advises private clients.

Hicks has been an art critic for such diverse publications as The SpectatorThe Times, The Financial Times, Apollo and Vogue. He was Editor of Antique and Mercury from 1983-1996.

He lives in London with his wife Rebecca Hicks who runs the Purdy Hicks Gallery. They have two daughters who live in Rome.