Keith Whittle is a British researcher and lecturer who also curates and writes on contemporary art.
He is currently advisor and guest curator at White Rainbow Gallery, London; Lecturer in Modern and Contemporary Japanese Art, Sotheby’s Institute of Art, London; and Research Fellow, Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London.
As a programme director and curator, he has organised many monographic and thematic exhibitions. In keeping with his interests in modern and contemporary art from the Asia-Pacific region, his work has brought attention to emerging and under recognised artists or little-explored themes and practices in the art world. As a researcher, he has undertaken extended periods of field work in Japan, China and Korea and was a Japan Foundation Fellow in Tokyo 2011-12, and undertook research exploring Art Projects in Japan and socially engaged art and social practice.
Whittle has given talks and delivered discussion events with UK-Japan based institutions including the Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation, Tokyo Geidai, Japan Foundation & University of the Arts London. Organisations and institutions he has previously worked with include Serpentine Galleries, London; BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Newcastle/Gateshead; EAI, New York; BankArt NYK, Yokohama; Tate Art Galleries; P3 art and environment, Tokyo; Beppu Project NPO, Oita; Sainsbury Institute for the Study of Japanese Arts and Cultures, Norwich; ShanghArt gallery, Shanghai; Hong Kong Arts Centre & Iniva (Institute of International Visual Arts), London.