Tim Marlow is an art historian and commentator on the contemporary cultural scene with impressive and wide-ranging experience in broadcasting and writing. He is currently Artistic Director at the Royal Academy Of Arts.
He has worked with many of the most important and influential artists of our time including, Antony Gormley RA, Damien Hirst, Gary Hume RA, Anselm Kiefer Hon RA, Jake & Dinos Chapman, Chuck Close, Tracey Emin RA, Gilbert & George, Julie Mehretu and Doris Salcedo.
Marlow is an award-winning radio and television broadcaster who has presented over 100 documentaries on British television. He was the founder editor of Tate magazine and is the author of numerous books and catalogues. He has lectured, chaired and participated in panel discussions on art and culture in more than forty countries
Tim started his broadcasting career on radio, presenting Radio 4's arts programme Kaleidoscope from 1991 to 1998, winning a Sony Award for his work. He has also presented The Ticket (World Service) and The Green Room.
He moved on to television and presented a documentary on JMW Turner for BBC One, several of his own arts programmes for Five, and the notorious Is Painting Dead? debate for Channel Four where Tracey Emin shouted and swore her way into British television history.
Tim has written for numerous publications including The Times, The Guardian, Independent on Sunday, Arena, Art Monthly and Blueprint magazines, as well as founding Tate: The Art magazine. He has written books and monographs on various artists and is visiting lecturer and examiner at Winchester School of Art.
Tim has also appeared on Newsnight Review for BBC Two and began presenting Great Art on ITV in 2018.