Columbia Threadneedle Prize 2016
Sacha Craddock is a freelance critic and curator. Former Director of Programme at Max Wigram Gallery 2011- 2012. Co-founder and curator of Bloomberg Space 2002- 2011 and active Chair of the Board of New Contemporaries from 1996 as well as Chair of the selection process for 18 years.
She is Chair of Braziers International Workshop; co-founder of Artschool Palestine, a Public Art Advisor for the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, Member of the Curatorial Board of Fondazione MACC, Sardinia, Member of Council Abbey Awards for British School at Rome as well as founder of Fellowship in Contemporary Art at British School at Rome . She works as a post-graduate tutor at the Royal College of Art. After studying painting at St Martins and then Chelsea School of Art, she started to write criticism for the Guardian Newspaper and then the Times.
She has curated a very large range of exhibitions including a six year programme of contemporary art for Sadlers Wells. Recent essays include those on Angus Fairhurst, Richard Billingham, Edgar Davids, Mustafa Hulusi, Heri Dono, Rosa Lee, Art and Youth for Turner Contemporary andLondon in the 1970s. Craddock is currently completing on a book British Contemporary Art for Reaktion Books.