In her nine years at Tate Modern, internationally renowned curator Jessica Morgan has curated numerous group and solo exhibitions. These include the current exhibition Gabriel Orozco, John Baldessari (2009), The World as a Stage (2007), Martin Kippenberger (2006), Time Zones (2004), Common Wealth (2003), and three of the prestigious Unilever commissions. In this Power Lecture she reviews these exhibitions and discusses the rise of Tate Modern, now the most visited modern art gallery in the world.

This Power Lecture took place on 20 May 2011, as part of the Sydney Ideas program at the University of Sydney.



Jessica Morgan is a London-based curator and writer. She is currently the Daskalopoulos Curator, International Art at Tate Modern, London. She was appointed to this position in September 2010 to mainly focus on acquisitions of contemporary and emerging international art, specifically non-Western regions, which are central to Tate’s commitment to broadening the geographical scope of the collection. Prior to this appointment she was Curator, Contemporary Art at Tate Modern since 2002.

Jessica Morgan has published and lectured extensively on contemporary art and is a regular contributor to art journals, including Parkett and Artforum.