Directors

TINA SOTIRIADI

Tina studied Art History and Classics at the Courtauld Institute of Art (MA) and University College London (BA) respectively. She is a co-founding director at HS Projects.

Previously, Tina was a freelance curator and art critic. She worked with the Institute of Digital Arts and Technology, University of Plymouth, on ‘Vivaria’, a collaborative project between zoos and arts organisations in the UK and Europe; and ‘Hybrid Discourse’, an international conference on cultural industry, where she worked with artists Clive Gilman, Neil Cummings and Marysia Lewandowska and curators Marina Grzinic, Jordan Crandall and Anne Nitgen.

She provided advice and curatorial services to a collector of 60’s and 70’s minimalist art, including a strategy to develop the collection and establish an exhibition and acquisition programme.

Tina was gallery manager and curator at Wigmore Fine Arts where she worked with established and emerging artists including Sonia Boyce, Jordan Baseman, Kiera Bennett, Rowena Dring and Chema Alvargonsalez.

She was curator and art consultant at Fine Art Consultancy where she project managed site specific commissions and exhibitions in the UK, as well as artist residencies and exchange programmes between the UK and Japan. Previously, she did a 3-month internship at Sotheby’s London, Modern Art Department.

She has written numerous reviews and essays in international art periodicals, including Art in America, Third Text, zingmagazine, Time Out Athens, Kathimerini and The Art Magazine. Catalogue essays include an ‘in-conversation’ for Zineb Sedira’s solo show at the Cornerhouse, Manchester, 2004 and an interview with Jenny Marketou for Mar De Fondo curated by Rosa Martinez, 1998.

Tina was on the judging panel for the 2017 NEON Curatorial Award and is a member of AWITA and Female Founders Hive Mind.

ALISTAIR HOWICK

After Cheltenham College and working in the City as a Lloyds of London Liability Broker for a number of years, Alistair studied Business (BA Oxford Brookes University) and undertook a number of art courses. He is a co-founding director of HS Projects.

Previously he was co-founding director at Howick Contemporary Art which aimed to fill a gap in providing high quality art consultancy services for corporations, developers and collectors. During that time, he devised a number of art strategies as well as curating and project managing a number of prestigious public art commissions.

Alistair worked with over 1,450 artists and delivered a number of annual exhibition programmes that ran for between 10 to 15 years. During that period, he showcased the work of established and emerging artists, including Carey Young, Nikolaj Bendix Skyum Larsen, Sophie von Hellermann, Cullinan Richards, Zatorski + Zatorski, Michael Samuels, Gordon Cheung, Alan Brooks, Magali Fowler and Jenny Chong.

Alistair sits on the board and has been a trustee director at Florence Trust Studios since 2000, helping to raise the profile of the studios’ residency programme and attracting exciting artists with an international profile.