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Victoria is a curator and active researcher whose projects span from the post-war period to the contemporary.

During the mid-1990s Victoria worked as a freelance curator, project manager and research consultant in the fields of visual arts and architecture including the project-management of the Competition to select an architect for Tate Modern; the relaunch of the Fourth Plinth Project in Trafalgar Square for the Mayor of London’s Cultural Office; the Opening of Tate Modern, with commissions including Michael Craig-Martin, Jeremy Deller and Acid Brass, William Forsythe and Ballet Frankfurt and Sir Harrison Birtwistle; and was co-ordinator of  seven major debates, ‘London in the 21st Century’, for The Architecture Foundation.

In 1994,  at the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam, she worked closely with the American performance artist Joan Jonas on her retrospective which focused on five reconstructions of her video installations and initiated and curated a film programme of her videos, along with being invited to manage the interpretation programme for the exhibition and project managing the catalogue. This subsequently informed much of the work behind the reconstruction of the Independent Group exhibition ‘Parallel of Life and Art’ (1953) as part of the first ever retrospective of the work of the British artist-photographer Nigel Henderson, which Walsh also researched and curated, publishing the first monograph on the artist, Nigel Henderson: Parallel of Life and Art (Thames & Hudson, 2000).

In 2005, working with the curator Donna De Salvo, she organised the exhibition Open Systems: Rethinking Art c. 1970 at Tate Modern. Prior to joining the Royal College of Art in 2012, Victoria was Head of Public Programmes at Tate Britain (2005–11).

Working across both the museum, gallery and academic sector, Victoria Walsh has taught widely at institutions including Chelsea College of Arts, Architectural Association and University of Westminster. She received her doctorate in Art History from Oxford Brookes University in 1996, and also holds degrees in Art History (M.A., Courtauld Institute, London) and Curating (M.A., Royal College of Art).

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