Margot Heller, Director of the South London Gallery, leads an informal tour of Isabelle Cornaro's exhibition at Spike Island.
Spike Island Curator Alice Motard discusses the artist's concurrent solo show at the South London Gallery on Wednesday 25 March, 6pm.
Margot Heller joined the South London Gallery (SLG) as Director in 2001 and, since then she has led the organisation through significant change and expansion in terms of its programmes, building and staff. She has curated numerous exhibitions at the SLG including those with Chris Burden, Ellen Gallagher, Ryan Gander, Alfredo Jaar, Gabriel Kuri and Tatiana Trouvé.
Prior to joining the South London Gallery, Margot Heller was a freelance curator (1998–2000) and Director of Exhibitions at Anthony d’Offay Gallery (1996–98). Between 1989 and 1996, she worked for Southampton City Art Gallery: joining as Assistant Curator before becoming Curator and then Director. She received her honours degree in Art History with French at Sussex University in 1987. Margot Heller served two terms on the Government Art Collection Committee for six years and was a judge for the 2006 Turner Prize. She was made a Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres by the French Government in 2007 and in 2014, she was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the Queen's Birthday Honours List for services to the arts.