Andrew McNiven is a Scots/Irish artist, academic and curator. Born in Edinburgh in 1963, he studied fine art at Goldsmiths' College in London, graduating in 1987, a contemporary of many of the artists who rose to international prominence during the 1990s. He received his MA from Goldsmiths' in 1995. Since 1990 his work has been shown internationally by amongst others: the Lisson Gallery; the Whitechapel Gallery; and the Akademie der Kunst, Berlin. He was a lecturer at Edinburgh College of Art until 2004 and completed an AHRC-funded, practice-led PhD at Northumbria University in 2010. His currently Senior Lecturer in Visual Culture at Zeppelin Universität, Friedrichshafen, Germany.
He is based in Dunbar, in Scotland.