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Sam Thorne

Sam Thorne is the Director of Nottingham Contemporary and a contributing editor at frieze. Previously he was artistic director at Tate St Ives and a visiting tutor at the Royal College of Art in London. Thorne has taught and lectured widely on subjects including exhibition histories, activism, and art criticism. In 2013 he co-founded Open School East, a free-to-attend art school in East London. His book School: Conversations on Self-Organised Art Education will be published forthcoming.