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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 platforms for performance.

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

Currently, Talbot is a collaborative participant in an itinerant project with artist Cally Spooner called OFFSHORE. Situated somewhere between a rehearsal, an occupation, a programmation and a book synopsis, OFFSHORE is a partly improvised study on governance.

OFFSHORE is an exercise in drafting new vocabulary and terms of how to organise, write, and perform, "arriving from literature, theatre, and a messy, unrequited love affair with philosophy". This has so far been staged in Bulegoa, Bilbao, The M Museum, Leuven and The Stanley Picker Gallery, London. The company recently took residency at Walmer Yard, London and OFFSHORE in Margate happened at Open School East in September 2018.

Talbot curated Am Nuden Da: RETROSPECTIVE 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.

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

He is a regular contributor to Art Monthly and Art Review and other arts-based publications and frequently contributes to exhibition texts, catalogues and artists monographs. Talbot also writes specifically with and for artists as a form of curatorial practice.

He has developed and taught seminars at The School of the Damned, The Architectural Association and across UAL where he is currently Senior Lecturer in Curating and Collections. He is a Visiting Tutor at Goldsmiths University and Lecturer in Kings College London's Cultural Management and Creative Industries department.

Most recently, Talbot has been working with Tate Modern in their Public Programmes department, in collaboration with KCL. Here he has written and delivered an annual course called Museum Curating Now. Talbot is part of a Theory Steering Committee at the Royal Academy of Arts, is a member of the UAL Collections Committee and a Trustee of The Chelsea Arts Club Trust.


MA Curating and Collections