Melanie Keen is the Director of Wellcome Collection. Prior to that she was Director and Chief Curator of Iniva (the Institute of International Visual Arts). Melanie Keen has been instrumental in the revitalisation of Iniva’s mission and vision, putting the Stuart Hall Library at the centre of its artistic programme. She also led the organisation’s relocation to the Chelsea campus of the University of the Arts London.
In a career spanning over twenty years, Melanie has worked as an independent curator and consultant, and as a senior relationship manager at Arts Council England. She is an Independent Advisor to the Government Art Collection, sits on the British Council’s Visual Arts Advisory Group and sat on the Mayor of London’s Suffrage Commission Group in 2018 which saw the commission of an artwork by the first female artist, Gillian Wearing, in Parliament Sq. She was on the Selection Committee for the British Pavilion, Venice Biennial 2019.