Curator, writer, and content designer.

Jack Smurthwaite (b. 1991, London) is a curator, writer and content designer from London. He currently has an independent practice as a curator of contemporary art. Previously, he has worked within the visitor programmes team at RBG Kew to commission new performance and at the ICA, London to organise screenings, events, and commission new work by Leah Capaldi. Jack has also implemented exhibition, event, and youth programmes for a number of museums.

Jack is a regular contributor to Art Monthly. His writing has also been published by Frieze,, thisistomorrow, and Sluice magazine, which he has previously guest-edited.

As a researcher, he has presented papers internationally at VU Amsterdam and London College of Fashion and the Association for Art History’s 2019 annual conference.

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