Paul Goodwin is a curator, urbanist and researcher. He is an Associate Research Fellow at the Centre for Urban and Community Research, Goldsmiths, University of London and a curator of contemporary art at Tate Britain. From 2008 to 2011 Paul was Curator of Cross Cultural Programmes at Tate Britain where he programmed and curated educational and live art events such as The Status of Difference (ideas/debate series, 2008-2010), Conversation Pieces (ongoing artist talks series), Global Modernities (Tate Triennial conference, March 2009) and Afrodizzia (Late at Tate, Feb 2010).
In 2009 he curated (with Monica de Miranda) Underconstruction, an exhibition and book project about the relationship between the shanty towns and the central city in Lisbon, Portugal. More recently Paul was Consultant Curator for the international exhibition Afro Modern: Journeys Through the Black Atlantic’ at Tate Liverpool (Jan – April 2010) and convened the Global Exhibitions symposium that accompanied the exhibition. He is currently co-editing a book based on papers from the symposium, for Liverpool University Press, provisionally called Contemporary Art and the African Diaspora (forthcoming 2011). He is also co-guest editing (with Lucia Marques) a special edition of the journal Third Text titled ‘What is Contemporary Lusophone African Art?’ scheduled for publication in February 2012. He is a Trustee of Third Text and is on the board of the experimental film cooperative no.w.here.
His latest curatorial projects at Tate Britain are as co-curator (contemporary art) for a major exhibition called Migrations (opening February 2012) exploring the theme of migration and displacement in the history of British art from the 16th century to the present day and a gallery display of radical Black and Asian women’s art in Britain in the 1980s called Thin Black Line(s) opening in August 2011. He is also curatorial advisor to the 3-D Foundation Residency and Sculpture Park in Verbier, Switzerland and curator of Coming Ashore a site specific installation project and exhibition in shipping containers by artists Sonia Boyce and Ines Amado that opens at the Berardo Collection Museum in Lisbon, Portugal in July 2011.