Richard Martin

Curator | Writer | Academic



Richard Martin is Curator of Public Programmes at Tate. He teaches in the Department of Culture, Media and Creative Industries at King’s College London, supervises dissertations 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, he taught literature, visual culture and critical theory at Middlesex University and Birkbeck, University of London, 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). He holds a BA in English and American Studies from the University of Manchester, an MA in English from University College London, and completed his PhD at the London Consortium, a multi-disciplinary graduate programme partnering Birkbeck with the Architectural Association, the Institute of Contemporary Arts, the Science Museum, and Tate.