Francis Morris, Head of Collections, International Art, Tate Modern

Frances Morris is Head of Collections, International Art at Tate and is responsible for Tate's acquisitions programme of art from across the world from 1900 to the present day. Formerly Head of Displays at Tate Modern, she oversaw the display of the collection from the opening of Tate Modern in 2000 to 2007. Past exhibitions and catalogues include Tate Modern’s retrospective of Yayoi Kusama in 2012; the major retrospective of Louise Bourgeois which opened at Tate Modern in October 2007, ‘David Smith’, 2006; ‘Henri Rousseau: Jungle in Paris’, 2005 (co-curated with Professor Christopher Green); ‘Zero to Infinity: Arte Povera 1962-72’, 2001 (co-curated with Richard Flood); ‘Rites of Passage’, 1995 (co-curated with Stuart Morgan) and ‘Paris Post War: Art and Existentialism’, 1993. She is currently working on a retrospective exhibition of Agnes Martin.

Specialising in post-war European and contemporary international art, she has also curated projects with many contemporary artists from Britain and abroad, including Miroslaw Balka, Chris Burden, Genevieve Cadieux, Sophie Calle, Mark Dion, Luciano Fabro, Paul McCarthy and Nicholas Pope.

Frances is a Director of the Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh, a Board member of CIMAM and a member of the Advisory Committee of the Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art, Porto.


Suhanya Raffel, Director of Collections and Exhibitions, Art Gallery of New South Wales

Suhanya Raffel joined the Art Gallery of New South Wales in 2013. Previously, she was at the Queensland Art Gallery/Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane, where she held many senior curatorial positions since 1994, including deputy director of curatorial and collection development from 2010 and acting director during 2012. She was instrumental in building its contemporary Asia Pacific collection and led its Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art (since 2002) as well as major curatorial projects such as the Andy Warhol exhibition (2007-08) and The China Project (2009). Raffel is a member of the Asian Art Council at the Guggenheim Museum, New York, and serves on the boards of the Australia-China Council, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Canberra and Griffith University Asia Institute, Brisbane.

Raffel is responsible for exhibition management, research library and archives, as well as curatorial areas such as collection research and development, conservation and collection management.


Ann Temkin, The Marie-Josée and Henry Kravis Chief Curator of Painting and Sculpture, The Museum of Modern Art

Ms. Temkin assumed the role of Chief Curator of Painting and Sculpture in 2008, after joining The Museum of Modern Art in 2003 as Curator. During her tenure, Ms. Temkin has worked extensively with her colleagues on reimagining the Painting and Sculpture collection galleries at the Museum. She is the curator of the recent exhibition Robert Gober: The Heart Is Not A Metaphor, which opened on October 4, 2014.  Among her previous exhibitions at MoMA are Ileana Sonnabend: Ambassador for the New (2013); Abstract Expressionist New York (2010); Gabriel Orozco (2009); and Colour Chart: Reinventing Colour, 1950 to Today (2008).  Prior to MoMA, Temkin was the curator of modern and contemporary art at the Philadelphia Museum of Art from 1990 to 2003, where she organised such exhibitions as Barnett Newman (2002), Constantin Brancusi (1995), and Thinking is Form: The Drawings of Joseph Beuys (1994).  She received her B.A. from Harvard University and her Ph.D. in the history of art from Yale University.