Matthew Harle is a writer and curator from London.

He has written and edited books on writers and artists, mythic television plays, miners’ strikes, lost address books, and football. His curatorial projects interpret archives, films and artworks of everyday life for galleries, cinemas and live events.

He is Curator of Artistic Programmes at the Warburg Institute, working across their new gallery, auditorium, and projects in publishing and artist residencies. Prior to the Warburg, Matthew was Curator of Public Programme at the Barbican, where he devised events, exhibitions and helped found the Barbican Archive. He began his career at the BFI, working in their archive TV programming team.

Matthew has a PhD from Birkbeck, and taught in their English department before visiting lectureships at King’s College and Yale. He is a trustee of the Rita Keegan Studio, originally part of the team that assembled and curated Keegan’s artworks and archive.  

His work is represented by Luke Ingram at The Wylie Agency.