Keith Whittle is a British academic, art advisor and curator, who also writes on contemporary art.
He is currently, CEO and artistic director of Fountain and formally advisor and associate curator at White Rainbow an art gallery in London specialising in contemporary art from Japan, whose recent programme include solo exhibitions and projects by leading contemporary Japanese artists Chikako Yamashiro, Chim↑Pom, Aki Sasamoto, Taro Izumi, Meiro Koizumi and Mari Katayama.
As a programme director and arts producer, he has organised numerous monographic and thematic exhibitions. In keeping with his interests in modern and contemporary art from the Asia-Pacific region, his activities bring 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 fieldwork in the Asia-Pacific region, and is currently working towards a PhD at Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London.
He is a Lecturer in Modern and Contemporary Japanese Art at Sotheby’s Institute of Art, London and visiting lecturer at Tokyo University of the Arts.