Dr. Zoé Whitley has been appointed Senior Curator, Hayward Gallery at Southbank Centre.
Whitley will assume the position on 8 April 2019 working alongside current Senior Curator Cliff Lauson and under Hayward Gallery Director Ralph Rugoff on the gallery’s dynamic programme of work that showcases the world’s most adventurous and innovative artists.
Whitley joins from Tate Modern where she held the position of Curator, International Art from April 2017 and 2019 will see her curate the British Pavilion presentation of Cathy Wilkes at the 58th Venice Biennale.
Whitley studied at the University of Central Lancashire where she obtained her PhD supervised by artist Professor Lubaina Himid.
Her recent exhibitions include ARTIST ROOMS: Jenny Holzer (July 2018 – July 2019) at Tate Modern and co-curating the acclaimed Tate exhibition Soul of a Nation (12 July – 22 October 2017).
Prior to joining Tate in 2013, she was curator at the V&A (2003-2013) and has previously organised exhibitions at the Studio Museum in Harlem, New York (2013-2014) and for the Johannesburg Art Fair in 2017.
In 2018 she was named by leading international art magazine, Apollo as one to watch in it’s ‘40 Under 40’ and among London’s most influential people in the Evening Standard’s ‘Progress 1000’.
During her career to date she has written a number of highly regarded publications including The Graphic World of Paul Peter Piech (Four Corners Books) and co-authored museum catalogues including In Black and White: Prints from Africa and the Diaspora (V&A, with Gill Saunders); The Shadows Took Shape (Studio Museum in Harlem, with Naima Keith); and Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power (Tate, with Mark Godfrey).
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Source: Southbank Centre
Image credit: Southbank Centre and Takis Zontiros