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Sir Nicholas Serota


Nicholas Serota has been Director of Tate since 1988. He was previously Director of the Whitechapel Art Gallery and of the Museum of Modern Art, Oxford. During his period at Tate, the institution has opened Tate St Ives (1993) and Tate Modern (2000), redefining the Millbank building as Tate Britain (2000).

Tate has also broadened its field of interest to include twentieth-century photography, film, performance and occasionally architecture, as well as collecting from Latin America, Asia, the Middle East and Africa. He recently co-curated exhibitions at Tate Modern on Cy Twombly (2008) and Gerhard Richter (2011) and is currently working on the Matisse ‘Cut-Outs’ exhibition for 2014.

Nicholas Serota