Frances Morris

Frances Morris

Frances Morris is the director of Tate Modern in London. She was Head of Collections (International Art) at Tate since 2006 .  Formerly Head of Displays at Tate Modern, she curated the first major re-hang of the collection at Tate Modern in 2006,  as well as overseeing the opening display in 2000, in collaboration with Iwona Blazwick. Frances curated Tate Modern’s retrospective of Yayoi Kusama which travelled to the Reina Sofia, Pompidou and Whitney Museum. Past exhibitions and catalogues include the major retrospective of Louise Bourgeois which opened at Tate Modern in October 2007, ‘David Smith’, 2006, ‘Henri Rousseau: Jungle in Paris’, 2005 (co-curated with Professor Christopher Green), ‘Zero to Infinity: Arte Povera 1962-72’(co-curated with Richard Flood), 2001, ‘Rites of Passage’, 1995 (co-curated with Stuart Morgan) and ‘Paris Post War: Art and Existentialism’, 1993.  In 1997 she was appointed Art Programme Curator for Tate Modern and contributed to the two year programme of pre-opening projects in and around Bankside. In 1987 she was appointed as Curator to the Modern Collection, Tate Gallery, specialising in post-war European and contemporary international art. She has also curated projects with many contemporary artists from Britain and abroad, including Miroslaw Balka, Chris Burden, Genevieve Cadieux, Sophie Calle, Mark Dion, Luciano Fabro and Paul McCarthy.