Elena Crippa


Elena Crippa is Curator, Modern and Contemporary British Art at Tate, where she contributes to the research, display, exhibition and acquisition of artworks from the twentieth and twentieth-first century, with a focus on the period 1940–80. At Tate Britain, she has recently curated All Too Human (2018); worked on exhibitions and displays of the work of Frank Auerbach and Jo Spence; and on the spotlight presentations Stan Firm inna Inglan: Black Diaspora in London, 1960-70s (2016-17); and Artists’ Lives: Speaking of the Kasmin Gallery (2016-18). She is currently working on a retrospective exhibition of the the work of Frank Bowling, opening at Tate Britain in May 2019. She was awarded her PhD in 2013 from Birkbeck and the London Consortium, conducting her doctoral research as part of the Leverhulme-funded Tate Research project ‘Art School Educated’ (2009-14). Recent Publications include Exhibition, Design, Participation: ‘An Exhibit’ 1957 and Related Projects (2016); Elena Crippa and Catherine Lampert, London Calling (2016); Anne Goodchild, Alastair Grieve and Elena Crippa, Victor Pasmore: Towards a New Reality (2016); and “1970s: Out of Sculpture”, in British Art Studies, Issue 3, 2016.

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