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Curator, Writer

Ekow Eshun

  • CountryUnited Kingdom
  • Born1968


Ekow Eshun is a writer, cultural commentator, and broadcaster.

The former Director of the Institute of Contemporary Arts, a position he held from 2005-10, he appears frequently on TV and radio programmes. He has written and presented several documentaries for the BBC and Channel 4.

The former Editor of men’s lifestyle magazines, his writing has also appeared in publications including the Financial Times, The Guardian, The Observer, the New Statesman, Vogue, and Wallpaper.

He sits on the board of the Arts Council, England and is Chairman of the Fourth Plinth Commissioning Group.

Eshun was born in London, the brother of writer Kodwo Eshun.