Neil McConnon

Neil McConnon. Image courtesy Linda Nyland

Tate is delighted to announce the appointment of Neil McConnon as Director of International Partnerships. He will take up his appointment on 18 May 2020. This senior role will enhance Tate’s collaboration and exchange internationally, and his responsibilities will include shaping and implementing the touring collection programme and working on international consultancy projects such as that with the Pudong Museum of Art.

Neil McConnon is currently Head of International Enterprises at the Barbican. For the last nine years he has been conceiving, developing and curating the touring and management of international exhibitions, principally focused on contemporary culture, emerging technology and digital creativity.

Prior to his role at the Barbican, he worked freelance, as well as with the Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA), London, co-curating and producing two large scale projects: ICA in China and Imaginaria, digital media commissions. He was also a curator at RichMix, London, producing a programme of newly commissioned artworks as part of the initial urban regeneration scheme in and around East London.

He has a BA from Central St Martins and an MA in Curating from Goldsmiths.

Frances Morris, Director of Tate Modern, said, ‘Neil's vast experience of conceiving, managing and delivering major projects across the globe, as well as his work with artists of all disciplines, will be a huge asset to Tate. We look forward to welcoming him on board.’

For further information please contact Tate’s press office on 020 7887 8730/4941 or email