curator invited by John Akomfrah


Zoé Whitley

1979 · USA

Zoé Whitley is the curator of Cathy Wilkes’ exhibition at the British Council commission for the British Pavilion at the 58th International Art Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia. Following an open call issued by the British Council, Whitley is the first mid-career curator attached to the British Pavilion. She is also Senior Curator at the Hayward Gallery, London. Prior to her role at the Hayward, she was Curator, International Art, at Tate Modern, where she co-curated the exhibition Soul of a Nation. Whitley has curated works by Jenny Holzer, Lubaina Himid, and Isaac Julien, among others, and in 2013 conceived the exhibition The Shadows Took Shape in collaboration with the Studio Museum Harlem.

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