Visiting Artist’s Talk – Daniel F Herrmann

For this week's Visiting Artist's Talk we welcome Daniel F Herrmann, Curator of Modern & Contemporary Projects at the National Gallery in London.

Daniel F. Herrmann is Curator of Modern & Contemporary Projects at the National Gallery in London, where he and his team relate the historical collection to contemporary art and culture through exhibitions, commissions and residencies. He was previously Curator at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art in Edinburgh and the Eisler Curator and Head of Curatorial Studies at the Whitechapel Gallery in London. 

Recent exhibitions include ‘Lucian Freud – New Perspectives’ (2022), ‘Bridget Riley: Messengers’ (2019) and ‘Rachel Maclean: The Lion and The Unicorn’ (2018). Previous exhibitions at the Whitechapel Gallery include retrospectives of Eduardo Paolozzi (2017), Hannah Höch (2014) and Gillian Wearing (2012) as well as group shows such as ‘The London Open 2015’ and ‘The Max Mara Art Prize for Women’. 

He is currently working on a nationwide performance work by Turner-Prize-winning artist, Jeremy Deller (2025), and completing the Catalogue Raisonné of the prints of British artist Eduardo Paolozzi.

About the Visiting Artists’ Talks series

The Visiting Artist’s Talk (VAT) series hosts talks by an exciting range of arts practitioners from around the world every Monday afternoon from 2 to 4pm during teaching weeks.

All of our talks are compulsory for our Fine Art students but are also open to anyone else who would like to join us.

For more information, please Nick Thurston.


This event will take place on the campus of the University of Leeds. The specific location will be announced nearer the time.


National Gallery, London/Anna Arca.