Niamh White is an independent visual arts curator and consultant. She is co founder of Hospital Rooms, an initiative that commissions contemporary artists to renovate mental health wards in NHS hospitals. Hospital Rooms works with artists such as Nick Knight, Gavin Turk and Assemble and is funded by the Arts Council. She is curator The Pierrot Project, for which she programmes exhibitions and events that showcase the collaborative work of pairs of visual artists and composers and has been funded by the Britten Pears Foundation, the Golsoncott Foundation and the Holst Foundation. She is curator of the Dentons Art Prize, an international biannual award of £5,000 for emerging artists. Shortlisted artists have their work exhibited at Dentons' London offices and receive pro bono legal advice. She is also curator of Papaver Rhoeas, a Wellcome Trust funded project by artist Paddy Hartley who collaborated with scientists at King’s College London to create poppy sculptures crafted from lamb’s heart tissue. These artworks were displayed in 11 London museums including Kew Gardens, Saatchi Gallery, Freud Museum, Firepower: Royal Artillery Museum and Sir John Soane’s Museum. She is a visiting lecturer at Brighton University, Cambridge School of Art at Anglia Ruskin, Gray’s School of Art at Robert Gordon University and London College of Fashion.

Niamh was Curator of Exhibitions at SHOWstudio from 2011-2015 where she programmed various gallery and online projects. These included the SHOWcabinet series of exhibitions for which creatives such as Maison Margiela, Shaun Leane and Anj Smith filled a custom built curiosity cabinet with objects that have inspired their work, and live streamed artist residencies with Iris van Herpen, Noritaka Tatehana and others. Prior to this she worked at Hauser & Wirth, supporting on projects such as Christoph Buchel’s Piccadilly Community Centre. 


  1. 12:00 - 13:00 on 3 Jul 2017
    Niamh White presents a live stream.

    Paris Haute Couture A/W 17 Iris van Herpen

  2. 7 Oct 2016
    Niamh White features in a project.

    Hospital Rooms

  3. 28 May 2015
    Niamh White features in a project.

    Faustine Steinmetz: Sculpting Denim

  4. 17:10 on 30 Mar 2015
    Niamh White creates a blog post.

    Watch our McQueen illustrations come alive in a new short film