Max Presneill

Max Presneill is a Los Angeles based artist and curator, originally from London, UK.  As an artist he has shown throughout the world including New York, London, Amsterdam, Paris, Berlin, Vienna, Istanbul, Sydney, Guangzhou and Tokyo and is represented by the Garboushian Gallery, Beverly Hills and Gallery Lara in Tokyo as well as the Durden & Ray collective. His work has been included in the Istanbul Biennial and the Yokohama Triennial as well as recently at the UCITY Art Museum in Guangzhou, Campbell Works in London, Gallery Lara, Tokyo, and Norte Maar in New York. He has upcoming shows in 2015 including the Freies Museum in Berlin, Hilger Contemporary in Vienna, Espace des Arts Sans Frontieres, Paris and others. His paintings deal with memory, identity, existential states and the possibility of political action through painting.  Currently he is the Head Curator for the Torrance Art Museum as well as Curatorial Director of ARTRA Curatorial (, an independent curatorial projects management team who organize international exhibition exchanges as well as the MAS ATTACK series of pop-up exhibitions. He has extensive experience internationally as a curator having organized exhibitions for museums, institutes and galleries in the US and UK, the Netherlands, Japan, France, Mexico, China, Turkey, Australia, and more. His curatorial interests are with artist led projects, emerging art, new models for curatorial methodologies and an international scope for partnerships and exchanges.

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