On Frank Walter
Join Dr. Zoé Whitley on Thursday, May 13 for an exhibition walkthrough of Frank Walter at the gallery's London location. Organized in collaboration with the artist’s family and marking the first solo presentation of his work in London, this show builds upon Walter's recent, celebrated retrospective at the Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt.
Dr. Zoé Whitley is, since March 2020, director of Chisenhale Gallery in London's East End. A leading non-profit space founded by artists, Chisenhale produces and commissions new works of art with emerging British and international artists. In 2020, Zoé curated Frieze London's special themed section, Possessions, exploring spirituality and contemporary art, and co-curated Elijah Pierce's America at the Barnes Foundation in Philadelphia. Previous exhibitions to her credit include Cathy Wilkes’ British Pavilion presentation at the Venice Biennale in 2019 and co-curating the award-winning Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power. She writes widely on contemporary artists and 20th century designers, including a children's book on Frank Bowling and a forthcoming title in the same series on Sophie Taeuber-Arp.
She serves on the 2020-21 Arts Council Collection committee in the UK. Zoé serves on the boards of Creative Access, the only organization in the UK dedicated to recruiting under-represented talent in the creative industries, and Decolonising Arts Institute, University of the Arts London. Her prior roles include Senior Curator (Hayward Gallery), Curator, International Art (Tate Modern) and Curator of Contemporary Programs (V&A).
Image: Frank Walter, Untitled (Heraldic Beast [Griffin]), n.d. (detail)