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Zoe Whitley is a London-based curator. In 2013 she joined the curatorial team at Tate Britain, as a Curator of Contemporary British Art where she works on acquisitions and oversees the monthly programme of artists’ film and video. Since 2014 she has held a dual curatorial role at Tate Modern, developing research around collecting and presenting contemporary art from across the African continent and by African artists in the Diaspora: there, she is currently Adjunct Research Curator, Supported by Guaranty Trust Bank Plc.
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, an international exhibition about Afrofuturism at the Studio Museum in Harlem (2013-14).
Zoe is also a PhD candidate at the University of Central Lancashire. Her doctoral research focuses on contemporary artists of the African Diaspora, institutional critique and the racialised space of art museums. Zoe earned an MA in the History of Design from the Royal College of Art in 2003.Select publications
Frank Bowling: Traingone, Spritmuseum Stockholm, 2015 (with Mel Gooding, edited by Mia Sundberg)
The Shadows Took Shape, Studio Museum in Harlem, 2013 (with Naima Keith)
The Graphic World of Paul Peter Piech, Four Corners Books, 2013
In Black and White: prints from Africa and the Diaspora (with Gill Saunders), V&A Publications, 2013

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