Skinder Hundal is Director of New Art Exchange and has been in post since the establishment of the organisation in September 2008, positioning NAE as one of the leading contemporary art spaces in the UK.
Hundal has successfully led the organisation through a significant period of growth and development, achieving a strong reputation for creating and producing high quality adventurous art, bringing international level culturally diverse art to Nottingham and the UK.
He is passionate about supporting new talent, and creating ‘incredible encounters’, rethinking and improving how the arts and cultural ecology works so that the value of art and culture is shared as widely as possible and is inclusive at all levels.
He has successfully delivered many complex, large-scale projects, including the historic EM15 Midland’s Pavilion at Venice Biennale 2015 – Doug Fishbone’s Leisure Land Golf, Culture Cloud, a flagship NESTA Digital Arts R&D project, British Art Show 7, Nottingham and Here There & Everywhere international programme as part of Re-Imagine India.
Hundal has commissioned significant artists including Akram Zaatari; Zarina Bhimji; John Akomfrah; Hetain Patel; Zineb Sedira; Hurvin Anderson and Sonia Boyce.
Several commissions have been bought by Tate, Arts Council Collection and international museums. Hundal is also Executive Producer for NAE's international programme partnership Here, There & Everywhere which spans South Asia, South Korea, Africa, the Caribbean and Middle East.
Hundal is Executive Producer and Artistic Director for UK’s original Mela Festival in Nottingham.