After winning scholarships at the Byam Shaw School of Art and the RoyalCollege of Art in London, Julia Peyton-Jones exhibited her work at the ICA and Riverside Studios, London, as well as at the Scottish Royal Academy, Edinburgh. In 1988, she became a curator at the Hayward Gallery, and in 1991was appointed Director of the Serpentine Gallery. Over the next 25 years, she transformed the galleries into an internationally acclaimed visual arts institution, presenting ground-breaking exhibitions, education, and public projects conceived by the innovative architecture commission, the Serpentine Pavilion. She increased the number of visitors six-fold to over a million people a year. Peyton-Jones has received awards and recognition throughout her career. She was appointed Dame of the British Empire (DBE) in 2016 and has served on numerous Boards including The Courtauld Institute of Art, London, the Queen’sPlatinum Jubilee Pageant Commercial Advisory Board, Naomi MilgromFoundation, Melbourne, and Fundación de Arquitectura Frágil, Chile. Since2017, she has been Senior Global Director: Special Projects at Thaddaeus Ropac in Salzburg, Paris, London, and Seoul.