Zoe Whitley

Zoe Whitley


CCL Class of 2008


Tate Britain


Adjunct Research Curator

Institution at time of Fellowship

Victoria & Albert Museum - V&A


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 including acquisitions and artists' film and video art. Prior to joining Tate, Zoe was a curator at the Victoria and Albert Museum, first as an Assistant Curator of Prints and Posters (2003-2005) and subsequently as Curator of Contemporary Programmes (2005-2013). Site-specific artists commissions and temporary exhibitions to her credit include projects with El Anatsui, Mat Collishaw, Lubaina Himid, Anselm Kiefer and Yinka Shonibare, among others. She co-curated The Shadows Took Shape (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, racialized space and contemporary art of the African Diaspora. Zoe earned an MA in 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.