Curator | Writer | Educator
Dr. Richard Martin joined Whitechapel Gallery in April 2021 as The Daskalopoulos Director of Education and Public Programmes. 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 and Birkbeck, University of London. Since 2016, he has been a tutor at UCL’s Bartlett School of Architecture.
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.