Catherine Wood

Senior Curator of International Art (Performance)
Tate Modern

Catherine Wood is Senior Curator of International Art (Performance) at Tate Modern. Recent projects include Anne Imhof, Sex: a BMW Tate Live commission for the Tanks at Tate Modern, and the 2018-19 Hyundai commission for the Turbine Hall with the Cuban artist, Tania Bruguera. With Achim Borchardt-Hume, Wood co-curated the Rauschenberg retrospective at Tate Modern in 2017, and initiated Tate Modern's annual Live Exhibtion in the Tanks, which has featured Fujiko Nakaya and Isabel Lewis (in 2017) and Joan Jonas and Jumana Emil Abboud (2018). Previous exhibitions include A Bigger Splash: Painting after Performance in 2012, The World as a Stage at Tate Modern in 2007, with Jessica Morgan. She has programmed numerous performance works at Tate since 2003 including works by Mark Leckey, Joan Jonas, Guy de Cointet, Jiri Kovanda, Sturtevant and Boris Charmatz's "If Tate Modern was Musee de la danse...?" and initiated the online broadcast project, "BMW Tate Live: Performance Room" in 2011, which commissioned new works by 20 artists. In 2013, Wood curated "Yvonne Rainer Dance Works" for Raven Row in London, and is author of Yvonne Rainer: The Mind is a Muscle (2007, Afterall/MIT press) and "Performance in Contemporary Art" (Tate Publishing, 2018). She has also written numerous catalogue essays, recently on Senga Nengudi, Charlotte Posenenske, and Naufus Ramirez-Figueroa. She is on the board for the non-profit space Studio Voltaire in London.