Richard Martin

Curator | Writer | Academic




Tate Intensive: Making Space, Holding Space, Giving Space (Tate Modern): Curator of the third Tate Intensive programme, to be held in July 2018, bringing together international museum professionals for a series of workshops, talks and gallery visits.

Violence, Gender, History (Tate Modern): a workshop considering histories of violence against women in times of conflict, held in January 2018. Featuring Amar Kanwar, Joanna Bourke, and Nada Raza.



Time Well Spent (Tate Exchange): a two-week project investigating how we spend and value time, including performances, talks, workshops and screenings. Held in November and December 2017, the programme included a new commissioned performance work by They Are Here, along with contributions from Tehching Hsieh, Lois Keidan, Amelia Groom, Sarah Carpenter, the vacuum cleaner, Beth Elliot, Sam Curtis, Cassie Quarless, Usayd Younis, Sarah Walker, Red Chidgey, and Nina Power.

Tate Intensive: Art Matters (Tate Modern): Curator of the second Tate Intensive programme, held in July 2017, bringing together 28 international museum professionals for a series of workshops, talks and gallery visits. Keynote speakers: Maria Balshaw, Alex Farquharson, Isaac Julien, Karen MacKinnon, Frances Morris, and Justine Simons.

Fanon Now // The Finding Fanon Trilogy (Tate Modern): a workshop, screening and discussion, held in May 2017. Featuring Larry Achiampong and David Blandy in conversation with Rizvana Bradley, with additional contributions from Sara Salem, Howard Caygill, Lucie Mercier, Clive Nwonka, Emilia Terracciano, and Mpalive-Hangson Msiska.



Tate Intensive: Making Tomorrow’s Art Museum (Tate Modern): Curator of the inaugural Tate Intensive programme, held in July 2016, bringing together 30 international museum professionals for a series of workshops, talks and gallery visits. Keynote speakers: Maria Balshaw, Frances Morris, Farshid Moussavi, Cornelia Parker, and Nicholas Serota.



Her: The Politics of Female Stardom (BFI Southbank): a special study day, devised and taught with Lucy Scholes, held in March 2015. Organised as part of the BFI’s Katharine Hepburn season, with support from David Somerset.



European Cinema after the Berlin Wall (Hackney Picturehouse): an illustrated talk and discussion, held in November 2014, with support from Lucy Orr.

On the Edge (Tate Modern): a six-week course on precariousness, balance and marginality, held in June and July 2014. Created and taught with Lucy Scholes, and featuring a guest contribution from Adam Kaasa. Full course outline available here.



The Apathy Complex (Tate Modern): a six-week course, held in March and April 2012, examining apathy and its relationship to notions of participation, boredom, repetition and rebellion. Created and taught with Lucy Scholes, and featuring a guest contribution from Asad Raza. Full course outline available here.



Hidden (Tate Modern): a six-week course exploring notions of concealment, containment and transparency, held in March and April 2011. Created and taught with Lucy Scholes. Full course outline available here.



Projecting Desire: Sex, Psychoanalysis and Cinema (Tate Modern): a six-week course tracing thematic and theoretical links in the work of Freud, Schnitzler and Kubrick, held in June and July 2010. Created and taught with Lucy Scholes, organised in association with the Stanley Kubrick Archive at the University of the Arts London, and featuring contributions from Richard Daniels, Jan Harlan and Katharina Kubrick. Full course outline available here.



Mapping the Lost Highway: New Perspectives on David Lynch (Tate Modern): an international symposium on David Lynch held at Tate Modern in October 2009, with an accompanying film programme at the Birkbeck Cinema. A specially-commissioned interview with Lynch was shown at the symposium, with further contributions from Parveen Adams, Sarah Churchwell, Stuart Comer, Gregory Crewdson, Simon Critchley, Marko Daniel, Roger Luckhurst, Tom McCarthy, Daria Martin, Chris Rodley, Jamieson Webster, and Louise Wilson. The symposia was supported by the London Consortium, the London Centre for Arts and Cultural Exchange (LCACE), and the British Association for American Studies (BAAS). Footage from the event can be seen here.

Critiquing Kubrick: A Masterclass on Eyes Wide Shut (Birkbeck): a special screening and discussion of Stanley Kubrick’s Eyes Wide Shut, organised with Lucy Scholes, and featuring a Q+A session with Jan Harlan, the film’s Executive Producer. Held at the Birkbeck Cinema on 24 October 2009, the event was part of the inaugural Inside Out Festival, and was supported by LCACE and the London Consortium.



Crossing the Boundaries: A Conference on Interdisciplinarity and Research (Birkbeck): a postgraduate conference, held at Birkbeck, University of London in May 2008. Organised with Ben Cranfield (with support from Cameron Cartiere, Birkbeck’s Faculty of Lifelong Learning, and Consortium Projects), chaired by Marko Daniel (Tate Modern), and featuring keynote lectures by Tim Boon (Science Museum) and Matthew Gandy (UCL). Full programme can be seen here.