Will Gompertz

Supernumerary Fellow

Will is the BBC’s first Arts Editor, a role he took up in 2009. As well as regularly reporting on the arts for the main BBC News bulletins, Today Programme and numerous other outlets, Will has written and presented several primetime series for Radio 4, a major documentary for BBC One, presents a weekly arts programme on Radio 5-Live, and has hosted a variety of programmes on Radio 2. Before joining the BBC Will spent 7-years as a Director at the Tate Galleries where he was responsible for its BAFTA-winning website, and the UK’s first Performance Art festival. In 2012 Will wrote What Are You Looking At?, a critically acclaimed, internationally best-selling book on modern art, published by Penguin and subsequently translated into 17 languages. 

Will’s second book, Think Like an Artist, is about creativity and was published in the UK by Penguin in July 2015, and has subsequently been translated into over 15 other languages around the world. 

Will is a respected and well-known journalist and commentator on the Arts, who has written for the Times, Vanity Fair, The Guardian and numerous other publications. He was voted one of the World’s Top 50 Creative Thinkers by New York’s Creativity

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