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Bilal Akkouche

Bilal Akkouche is Assistant Curator, International Art at Tate Modern. Bilal is currently working on Middle East and North African Acquisitions Committee, the African Acquisition Committee and the upcoming Turbine Hall Commission 2024.

Bilal was previously Assistant Curator, Contemporary British Art at Tate Britain. During his time at Tate, Bilal worked on several exhibitions and displays including the Duveen’s Commission, Hew Locke: The Procession.

Prior to joining Tate, Bilal was at the Barbican and worked on the exhibition Postwar Modern: New Art in Britain 1945-1965, with a focus on artists who immigrated from the former colonies.

Bilal holds an MA in Curating and Collections from University of the Arts; an MSc in Comparative Politics from the London School Economics, and a BA in History from King’s College London.

Bilal’s research interests centre on postcolonial, international and transnational art, histories, and dialogues.

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