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Paul is a London-based curator currently working at Modern Art Oxford. Recent projects include solo exhibitions by Thomas Houseago, Abraham Cruzvillegas, Kerry Tribe and Jenny Saville, and a performance ‘mini-festival’ featuring contributions from 12 artists across one weekend. Paul participated at FACT, Liverpool, where he worked on shows by the likes of Vito Acconci, Matthew Buckingham and Walid Raad; and at Urbis, Manchester, where he curated group exhibition ‘State of the Art: New York’, featuring Bruce High Quality Foundation and Matthew Lutz-Kinoy amongst others; and co-curated thematic show ‘Manchester, Television and the City’. Paul completed a Fine Art degree in Liverpool, and pursued a practice in the city, exhibiting work nationally and internationally. Whilst in Liverpool he worked extensively on artist-led activity, converting studio space into project space, curating exhibitions as part of the Independents strand of the Liverpool Biennial, and co-founding The Royal Standard artist-run organization.