Judith Wilkinson is a curator and art writer based in London, UK. In 2012 she completed her PhD at Goldsmiths College, University of London. Her doctoral dissertation, exploring the relationship between Samuel Beckett and contemporary art, was passed with distinction by Jean-Michel Rabaté (Professor of English and Comparative Literature at the University of Pennsylvania) and Andrew Renton (Professor of Curating at Goldsmiths College and Director of Marlborough Contemporary).
Through writing, lecturing and curation, Judith continues to explore a number of themes and discussions present within contemporary and modern art and design. She has lived and worked in Ireland, Canada and the United States, but can currently be found near the Regent's Canal in London.
Contact Judith at: [email protected] +44(0)7874969141
Judith has lectured on Samuel Beckett and themes of contemporary and modern art at such institutions as: the Whitechapel Gallery, Oxford University, the Blackwood Gallery (Toronto), Concordia University (Montreal), Goldsmiths College and the Finnish Institute (London).
Areas of Specialisation
Apart from an extensive knowledge of Samuel Beckett and his legacy within contemporary art, Judith has a broad background in art history, aesthetic theory and curatorial practice. She is particularly interested in UK, Irish and Canadian contemporary art, conceptual art and installation work. At the moment, she is considering questions concerned with art's relation to the archive and the artist as public icon and historical figure. Judith is also completing an anthology of interviews with actors, directors and artists inspired by Beckett.
Judith's writing on contemporary art, design, curatorial practice and Samuel Beckett has appeared in the following publications: Frieze, Tate Etc., Afterall, Canadian Art, Performance Research, Journal of Beckett Studies, Irish Arts Review & black dog press, Cambridge University Press, amongst others...
Judith is currently working on a number of Beckett related exhibitions. In the past she has curated exhibitions, managed artist's projects and handled collections while working at Artwise Curators in London and Miriam Shiell Fine Art in Toronto. She has also developed projects, such as Toronto's Artgig series and Woodstock's ArtPark, as an independent curator.