Richard Martin

Curator | Writer | Educator



Richard Martin is Curator of Public Programmes at Tate, where he’s developed over 100 public events at Tate Modern and Tate Britain, including artist’s talks, panel discussions, courses, workshops, tours, screenings, performances, and conferences. He is a tutor at the Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL, and writes on art, film and architecture. He is the author of The Architecture of David Lynch (Bloomsbury, 2014).

Previously, he 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 Tate’s Research Department and in the policy team at the Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment (CABE).

He completed his PhD in Humanities and 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.