Curating Tate Modern: Nine Years, Nine Exhibitions
Co-presented with the Power Institute at the University of Sydney
20 May, 2011
In her nine years at Tate Modern internationally renowned curator Jessica Morgan has curated numerous group and solo exhibitions. These include the current exhibition Gabriel Orozco, John Baldessari (2009), The World as a Stage (2007), Martin Kippenberger (2006), Time Zones (2004), Common Wealth (2003), and three of the prestigious Unilever commissions. Her talk for Sydney Ideas reviewed these exhibitions, and discussed the rise of Tate Modern, now the most -visited modern art gallery in the world.
Jessica Morgan is a London based curator and writer. She is currently the Daskalopoulos Curator, International Art at the Tate Gallery, London. She was appointed to this position in September 2010, to mainly focus on acquisitions of contemporary and emerging international art, specifically non-western regions, which are central to Tate’s commitment to broadening the geographical scope of the Collection. Prior to this appointment she was Curator, Contemporary Art at Tate Modern since 2002.
Jessica Morgan came to the Tate from the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston where she was Chief Curator. She has published and lectured extensively on contemporary art and is a regular contributor to art journals including Parkett and Artforum. She holds an MA in Art History from the Courtauld Institute of Art, London and a BA and MA in Art History from Cambridge University. She was a Mellon Fellow at the Yale Centre for British Art, Yale University and a Contemporary Art Curatorial Fellow at The Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University.