Richard Martin

Curator | Writer | Educator

Dr. Richard Martin is Director of Education and Public Programmes at Whitechapel Gallery, where he oversees a creative learning programme for all ages featuring artistic commissions, residencies, festivals, lates, exhibition projects, talks, performances and screenings.

He was previously Curator, Public Programmes at Tate, where he developed more than 150 public events at Tate Modern and Tate Britain, including artist’s talks, panel discussions, courses, workshops, tours, screenings, performances and conferences. He was also the lead curator of the annual Tate Intensive programme for international culture professionals.

His curatorial practice is supported by over 12 years’ experience teaching at King’s College London, Middlesex University, Birkbeck, University of London, and UCL’s Bartlett School of Architecture. He is an Associate Member of the Centre for Arts and Learning at Goldsmiths, University of London.

Richard regularly writes on art, film and architecture, and is the author of The Architecture of David Lynch (Bloomsbury, 2014). He completed his PhD in Cultural Studies at the London Consortium, a multi-disciplinary programme partnering Birkbeck with the Architectural Association, the Institute of Contemporary Arts, the Science Museum and Tate. He also holds a BA in English and American Studies from the University of Manchester, and an MA in English from University College London.