Lena Fritsch is the Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Ashmolean Museum, where she works on exhibitions, displays and acquisitions of international art.
Her most recent exhibition (co-curated with Clare Pollard), Tokyo: Art & Photography, is currently on display at the Ashmolean. In 2018, she authored a book titled Ravens & Red Lipstick. Japanese Photography since 1945 (Thames & Hudson and Seigensha). Before joining the Ashmolean in 2017, Lena worked as Assistant Curator, International Art at Tate Modern. She co-curated the large-scale retrospective exhibitions Giacometti (2017) and Agnes Martin (2015), and curated displays of works by artists such as Ai Weiwei and Simryn Gill. Before coming to the UK in 2013, she worked at the Directorate General, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin and Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum of Contemporary Art, Berlin. Lena holds a PhD from Bonn University, Germany and also studied at Keio University, Tokyo. She has taught courses on modern Japanese art at the University of Oxford, SOAS, V&A, and Art Academy Munster.