Zoe Whitley

Zoe Whitley

Class

CCL Class of 2008

Institution

Tate Britain

Title

Adjunct Research Curator

Institution at time of Fellowship

Victoria & Albert Museum - V&A

Mentors

Axel Rüger, Van Gogh Museum

Olga Viso, Walker Art Center

In 2013 Zoe Whitley joined the curatorial team at Tate Britain, where she is currently working on contemporary projects includingacquisitions and artists' film and video art. Prior to joining Tate,Zoe was a curator at the Victoria and Albert Museum, first as anAssistant Curator of Prints and Posters (2003-2005) and subsequentlyas Curator of Contemporary Programmes (2005-2013). Site-specificartists commissions and temporary exhibitions to her credit includeprojects with El Anatsui, Mat Collishaw, Lubaina Himid, Anselm Kieferand Yinka Shonibare, among others. She co-curated The Shadows TookShape (2013-14) at the Studio Museum in Harlem.

Zoe is also a PhD candidate at the University of Central Lancashire.Her doctoral research focuses on institutional critique, racializedspace and contemporary art of the African Diaspora. Zoe earned an MAin the History of Design from the Royal College of Art in 2003.

CCL ranks not only as a formative professional experience but an utterly transformative personal one. The rapport between fellows continues to this day.