We use analytics to help us understand how people use our site. This means we set a cookie. See our cookie policy.


Elizabeth Neilson

Elizabeth Neilson is a contemporary art professional, curator, strategist, and team leader with over twenty years of experience in UK art institutions. Specialisms include the impact on technology on art and nurturing early career artists. Since 2006 she has been Director of the Zabludowicz Collection, a private collection with a public ethos working between the UK, Finland and USA. Here she oversees the strategy, acquisitions, and commissions for one of the world’s most risk taking and ground-breaking contemporary art collections. She is also co-Director of Pangaea Sculptor’s Centre, an UK wide organisation that seeks to support nurture and develop artists working with sculpture through mentoring, fabrication, education, commissioning opportunities and public events. She is a Trustee of Hospital Rooms, an Arts and Mental Health Charity whose mission is to bring world class art into Mental Health Hospitals. British Artists commissioned or exhibited include Ed Atkins, Matt Copson, Andy Holden, Haroon Mirza, Heather Phillipson and Candida Powell-Williams among others. She completed an MA in Curating from Goldsmiths College, University of London in 2005 and a BA in Art History and Women’s Studies from The University of East London in 2003. She has two children and lives in East London.

Profile photo credit: David Bebber

Member collage

Join our network

BAN has a membership of over 1,000. All are actively involved in curatorial practice and theory in the field of British art. You can use the search function at the top right of the page to locate members according to their research interests or institutional affiliations.
This Directory currently includes bursary holders and members of the Steering Group.  The Directory is in the process of being developed so that it will eventually include profiles for all Members who wish to be included.

Become a member