Iwona  Blazwick,

advisor, curator
Iwona Blazwick is director of the Whitechapel Gallery in London, leading its expansion and reopening in 2009. As head of exhibitions and displays at Tate Modern, London, director of exhibitions at London’s ICA, and an independent curator in Europe and Japan, she has organized and commissioned numerous exhibitions of modern and contemporary art. She also developed the Contemporary Artists Monographs and Themes and Movements series at Phaidon Press and is the series editor of the Documents of Contemporary Art series published  by Whitechapel/MIT Press.

A critic and lecturer, Blazwick has published extensively on the art and institutions of our time. She has served on many juries, including the Turner  Prize and the Venice Biennale Golden Lion. She was awarded an OBE in 2008 and has honorary degrees from Goldsmiths College, London Metropolitan University, Plymouth University and the Royal College of Art.