For more than twelve years Ali has been responsible for the public art programme at Microsoft founder Paul Allen’s sites in London and Los Angeles. Producing six to eight public exhibitions each year, more than one hundred artist residencies and developing cultural strategy alongside institutions; including public museums, commercial galleries and leading art and design fairs.
After being tasked with the development of the art programme at h club, her engagement with contemporary art took off as she raised the club’s profile and reputation within the arts community.
Recently Ali curated the inaugural Concord Art Prize, inviting UK based artists to make work inspired by music ranging from Mark Ronson to Stravinsky. The prize is a launchpad for creative talent that will continue to build for years to come. An exciting new addition to the contemporary art field.
Currently Ali curates rotating art programmes for Eurostar International and Vault House. Key influences in these programmes have always resonated from the talent. From its genesis, artists have inspired the programme and helped Ali shape the style and manner of each installation.
Hillman’s curated exhibitions have been reviewed by The Guardian, Creative Review, Wallpaper Magazine, as well as BBC Breakfast and ITV News.
Previous collaborations include The Photographers Gallery, Royal Academy of Arts, London Design Museum, Photo London, Frieze Art Fair, London Design Festival, Royal College of Art.