Andrew Clifford is the inaugural director of Te Uru Waitākere Contemporary Gallery in West Auckland and was previously curator at the University of Auckland’s Gus Fisher Gallery. His curatorial interests follow the worlds of contemporary art, performance, new media and music, notably with his 2018 touring exhibition, From Scratch: 546 Moons.
He has written essays for books about Gavin Hipkins, John Parker, Yuki Kihara, Bepen Bhana, Lisa Reihana, Phil Dadson, Billy Apple, Sean Kerr, and Reuben Paterson. He has contributed articles to many publications, including ArtAsiaPacific, Art + Australia, Eyeline, Art New Zealand, Art News New Zealand, New Zealand Listener, New Zealand Herald, Pavement, Rip It Up, and Vogue.
From 2002–2007 he produced music programmes for Radio New Zealand, preceded by ten years at 95bFM. He is a trustee for the Len Lye Foundation and CIRCUIT, and holds an MFA from the University of Auckland.