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Lynton Talbot

MA Curating and Collections Senior Lecturer
Chelsea College of Arts
Lynton  Talbot


Lynton Talbot is an independent curator based in London, working collaboratively with artists to produce text, exhibitions and performative scenarios.

Together with Hana Noorali, he has started project spaces in both London and Berlin and curated over 30 exhibitions in commercial galleries, public institutions and project spaces across London and internationally.

Currently, Talbot is a collaborative participant in a long-form, publicly evolving project with Cally Spooner called Against the Performative. Situated somewhere between a rehearsal, an occupation, a programmation and a book synopsis, a partly improvised study on governance unfolds through exhibition spaces. This has so far been staged in Belugoa, Bilbao, The M Museum, Leuven and is due to be in London in April 2018.

Most recently, Am Nuden Da: RETROSPECTIVE was staged at Chelsea Space, London in April 2017 and ‘The boys the girls and the political’, an exhibition of 10 international, emerging artists at Lisson Gallery, London in July 2015.

Talbot studied both Fine Art and Architecture at Chelsea College of Arts and The University of Westminster.

He is a current PhD student at Chelsea, working towards a thesis that examines a structural rearrangement of the exhibitionary complex. One where the curator operates as a cultural producer in a performative capacity with artists.

He is a regular contributor to Art Monthly and Art Review as well as writing specifically with and for artists as a form of curatorial practice.

Talbot has developed and taught seminars at The School of the Damned, The Architectural Association and for the Graduate Diploma in Fine Art at Chelsea College of Arts. He has also delivered courses on The Art Market and Curating Contemporary Art in London and in the Middle East.

He is currently working with Tate Modern in their Public Programs department, in collaboration with Kings College, London, to write and deliver a course called Museum Curating Now. He is a member of UAL's Collections Committee and part of a critical theory steering group at the Royal Academy of Arts.


MA Curating and Collections