Hogeschool Rotterdam Willem de Kooning Academie

Elizabeth Graham

Elizabeth Graham

Elizabeth Graham is a curator and educator working in London and the Netherlands. She is currently the Civic Associate Curator at the Serpentine Galleries, connecting artists, communities, self-organised groups and campaigns through long term residency programmes in the city. Through this work she has built relationships with people including; artists, activists, those seeking asylum, organisers, schools, early years practitioners, playworkers, architects, designers, students, social workers, teachers and many more. Prior to this, Elizabeth has worked at a variety of arts organisations including; Arnolfini, Tate Britain and Modern and as a researcher for the South London Gallery. Her work is grounded in an ongoing study of radical pedagogy, learning from Brazilian educator Paulo Freire’s and bell hooks’ teachings, to advocate for and create practices that challenge neoliberal and colonial models of education that are still found in museums, arts organisations and institutions today. Her work is also underpinned through an engagement with group dynamics theory, abolitionist and transformative justice movements, cooperative work, decolonised approaches to non-violent communication, embodiment, somatic work and trauma-informed practices.