Allison Thompson (PhD) is an art historian, curator and lecturer in the Division of Fine Arts at the Barbados Community College.
She is co-director of PUNCH Creative Arena, an initiative for creative action in Barbados. Thompson has worked with a number of cultural organizations including the Barbados National Art Gallery, AICA Southern Caribbean (a regional chapter of the International Art Critics Association), the Black Diaspora Visual Arts project and with the International Curators Forum’s mentoring programme, ‘Beyond the Frame’. She is co-author of Art in Barbados: What kind of mirror image and co-edited Curating in the Caribbean and Liberation Begins in the Imagination: Writings on Caribbean British Art. Allison was the recipient of a Brooks International Fellowship, coordinated by Tate and the Delfina Foundation.