Tate St Ives Director

Photograph of Anne Barlow

Photography: Seraphina Neville

Anne Barlow


Conceive and execute the curatorial programme of collection displays and exhibitions at Tate St Ives and to represent the gallery externally and internally


Anne Barlow is Director of Tate St Ives, Art Fund Museum of the Year 2018. Previously, she was Artistic Director at Tate St Ives (2017–2018), Director of Art in General, New York (2007–2016), Curator of Education and Media Programs at the New Museum, New York (1999–2006), and Curator of Contemporary Art and Design at Glasgow Museums, Scotland (1994–1999). Across these roles, she has led on programmatic and institutional vision and strategies, overseen museum collections, new commissions, artist residencies and public programmes, and managed numerous international collaborations. She has initiated award-winning programmes including Museum as Hub (New Museum) and the What Now? symposia (Art in General), and curated exhibitions with artists including Dineo Seshee Bopape, Donna Huanca, Adelita Husni-Bey, Marwa Arsanios, Basim Magdy, Jill Magid, Shezad Dawood and Surasi Kusolwong.

Anne has published with the New Museum, Henry Moore Institute, Journal of Curatorial Studies and the Sharjah Art Foundation, among others, and was Curator of the 5th Bucharest Biennale, Co-Curator of the Latvian Pavilion at the 55th Venice Biennale and a guest programme curator for The Jerusalem Show VII and the 2nd Tbilisi Triennial, Georgia. She has acted in an advisory capacity to organisations including: the Rockefeller Foundation, New York; Institute of Museum and Library Services, Washington, D.C., New York State Council on the Arts, and the Mumbai Art Room, India; and as a jury member for the kim? Residency Award, Latvia; Exposure 8, Beirut Art Center, Lebanon; MAC International 2018, Belfast; and the British Pavilion, 58th Venice Biennale.