Tanya Barson

1972, London


Since September 2016, Tanya Barson is Chief Curator at MACBA, Barcelona. She previously worked at Tate, which she joined in 1997. Since 2007 she has been Curator of International Art at Tate Modern. Previously she was Curator of Exhibitions and the Collection at Tate Liverpool (2004–7). She has curated solo exhibitions of Mira Schendel (2013), Ellen Gallagher (2007), Helio Oiticica (2007), Jake and Dinos Chapman (2006), Frida Kahlo (2005) and Assume Vivid Astro Focus (2005). Among the group exhibitions she has curated are Afro Modern: Journeys through the Black Atlantic (2010), Inverting the Map: Latin American Art from the Tate Collection (2006) and the Turner Prize (2001). She was part of the organising team of Adventures of the Black Square: Abstract Art and Society 1915-2015 at the Whitechapel Art Gallery (2015). She has developed new formats of collaboration between Tate and Latin American organisations, projects such as Sala Siqueiros in Mexico City, MALI in Lima and TEOR/éTICA in San José de Costa Rica.

Last update 26th July 2017