in Collaborations , Videos | 28 OCT 20

Zoé Whitley and Chrystal Genesis in Conversation

As the world acknowledges the scale of racial injustice, how can a small organisation make a big difference?

in Collaborations , Videos | 28 OCT 20
Join Frieze Become a member to watch this video and gain unlimited access to

American curator Zoé Whitley became Director of London’s influential Chisenhale Gallery at the start of this year, after working on epic exhibitions such as ‘Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power’ at Tate Modern (2017). In this conversation with broadcaster Chrystal Genesis, she discusses how her experiences have shaped her understanding of the need for Black and ethnic minority representation in contemporary art spaces, and how the turmoil of 2020 was an opportunity to think about making a real difference: in the form of a new curatorial Fellowship.


To ensure pathways for Black and minority ethnic talent at entry level, Whitley says, means ‘we can be feeding into the kind of system we want to see.’


Support the Fellowship by purchasing a face mask and case here


Support the Fellowship by purchasing an edition by John Akomfrah here