Richard Martin

Curator | Writer | Educator



Richard Martin is Curator of Public Programmes at Tate, where he develops talks, panel discussions, courses, workshops, tours, screenings, performances, symposia and other public events for a wide range of audiences at Tate Modern and Tate Britain. He is a tutor at the Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL, and writes on contemporary art, film and architecture for a range of publications. He is the author of The Architecture of David Lynch (Bloomsbury, 2014).

Previously, Richard taught literature, film, visual culture and critical theory at King’s College London, Middlesex University and Birkbeck, University of London. He has also worked as an editor and writer in the Research Department at Tate, and spent two years in the policy team at the Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment (CABE).

Richard completed his PhD in Humanities and Cultural Studies in 2012 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.