Columbia Threadneedle Prize 2016
“I hope to be moved or excited by what I see – it’s hard to be more specific without prejudging.”
“For me, the most powerful art always seems to be the result of an artist’s unbounded desire to breathe new life into their material and subject-matter.”
Barnaby Wright is the Daniel Katz Curator of 20th Century Art at The Courtauld Gallery, London. He is a specialist in late nineteenth- and twentieth-century art.
Having studied at the Courtauld Institute of Art (BA, MA, PhD), Barnaby began his career as the Exhibitions Curator at the Hermitage Rooms in Somerset House, London, where he staged a number of major exhibitions in collaboration with The State Hermitage Museum in St Petersburg. At The Courtauld Gallery he has curated or co-curated a series of critically acclaimed exhibitions including, Andre Derain: The London Paintings (2005-06), Walter Sickert: The Camden Town Nudes (2007-08), Frank Auerbach: London Building Sites (2009-10), Cezanne's Card Players (2010-11, second venue The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York), and Mondrian-Nicholson: In Parallel (2012). His current exhibition at The Courtauld Gallery, Becoming Picasso: Paris 1901, runs until 26 May 2013.