Lizzie 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. She has been an advisor for Pangaea since 2012 and director since 2018. 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. In her curatorial roles she has worked closely with many artists at pivotal moments in their careers including: Ed Atkins, Matt Copson, Andy Holden, Haroon Mirza, Heather Phillipson, Jon Rafman, Marianna Simnett, Ryan Trecartin, Lizzie Fitch, Candida Powell-Williams and Toby Ziegler among others. Large scale sculptural commissions have included Matthew Day Jackson, Matthew Darbyshire, Jesse Wine, Sam Falls and Oscar Tuazon, all of which have involved diverse project management, production and installation expertise.
She completed an MA in Curating from Goldsmiths College, University of London in 2005 and a BA in Art History and Gender Studies from The University of East London in 2003. She has two children and lives in East London.
Elizabeth is a Trustee of Hospital Rooms, an Arts and Mental Health Charity whose mission is to bring world class art into Mental Health Hospitals, and advisor and ambassador for Mother House Studios (Procreate Project), and Women + Health Camden.