Eleanor Nairne

Curator, Barbican

Eleanor Nairne is Curator at the Barbican Art Gallery, London, where her exhibitions include ‘Lee Krasner: Living Colour’ (2019-20) and ‘Basquiat: Boom for Real’ (2017-18). She is a regular catalogue writer, a contributor to publications including The London Review of Books and frieze and is a former Jerwood Writer in Residence.



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