Iwona Blazwick


Iwona Blazwick is a leading curator, critic and lecture of contemporary art. She is the recipient of the 2022 Critics’ Circle prize for visual art in recognition of her 20 years as Director of London's Whitechapel Gallery (2001–2021), where she oversaw a major expansion project and presented pioneering exhibitions with Nan Goldin, Mark Wallinger and Eileen Agar.

Blazwick started as an Assistant Curator at the Institute of Contemporary Art in London, where her first show featured works by Richard Deacon, Antony Gormley, Bill Woodrow and Anish Kapoor. In 2000, she co-curated the inaugural exhibition at Tate Modern as Head of Exhibitions. During this tenure she significantly increased the representation of women artists in the collection and programme. She now works as an independent curator in Europe,Asian, the Middle East and the USA.

Blazwick continues her long-standing contribution as selection jury member of Sculpture in the City.

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