Zoe Whitley is Curator of Contemporary Programmes at the Victoria and Albert Museum, where she has worked since beginning her curatorial career in the V&A's Prints Section as an Assistant Curator in 2003. She earned an MA from the Royal College of Art in the History of Design, focusing on black representation in fashion magazines. Prior to relocating to London in 2001, she studied with high honours at Swarthmore College, majoring in Art History and minoring in French.
In addition to commissioning artwork, organising exhibitions and staging public creative events, she has lectured internationally on visual culture. Zoe was awarded a prestigious fellowship by the Center for Curatorial Leadership in 2008 and took part in the University of Sussex's exchange fellowship with the V&A, teaching art history at BA and MA level. She is a trustee of London Printworks Trust.