Elena Crippa

Elena Crippa is Curator, Modern and Contemporary British Art at Tate.

As Curator, Modern and Contemporary British Art, Elena Crippa works with the team of Curators and Assistant Curators responsible for the development of and research into Tate’s holdings of artworks from the twentieth century, with a focus on the period 1940-80.  

She previously taught in various universities, worked as a Lecturer and co-Pathway Leader on the MRes Art: Exhibition Studies at Central Saint Martins and organised exhibitions as a freelance curator, working as part of the curatorial collective RUN and as Associate Director of Exhibitions at the Lisson Gallery in London.

In 2013, Elena Crippa completed her PhD while working as part of the Leverhulme Trust-funded Tate Research project ‘Art School Educated’. Her doctoral thesis focused on innovative pedagogies and practices initiated in British art schools in the 1950s and 1960s by the artist-teachers Victor Pasmore, Richard Hamilton, Roy Ascott and Art & Language, among others. 

She has a particular interest in post-war exhibition cultures. For a forthcoming book in the Afterall series Exhibition Studies, she has been researching the history of the exhibitions initiated by Richard Hamilton and Victor Pasmore in the 1950s.