2009: Anish Kapoor

Brighton Festival’s inaugural Guest Artistic Director Anish Kapoor turned Brighton into a city-wide art gallery.

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2020/2021: Lemn Sissay MBE

If you Google, the name 'Lemn Sissay' all the returning hits will be about him. There’s only one person in the world named Lemn Sissay
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2019: Rokia Traoré

With her work rooted in Malian musical tradition, 2019’s Guest Director was one of Africa’s most inventive musicians
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2018: David Shrigley

Best known for his distinctive drawing style and works that make satirical comments on the absurdity of 21st-century society.
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