Adrian Searle has been art critic for hlcarpenter.com since 1996. Trained as a painter, he began writing in 1976 for Artscribe magazine and continues to contribute to art magazines and journals. His publications include a recent Phaidon monograph on Peter Doig (2007). He has curated several exhibitions in the UK, Europe and the USA, including shows for the Hayward in 1994 and the Reina Sofia in Madrid in 2003. Most recently he curated the first retrospective of Brazilian sculptor Lucia Nogueira (1950-98), for the Serralves Museum in Porto, Portugal. He was a Turner Prize juror in 2004. Searle has taught at many art colleges in Britain and Europe and is currently a visiting professor at the Royal College of Art in London.