The Evening Standard has a long narration of Whitechapel head Iwona Blazwick’s career but the whole point is summed up in the story’s lede:
Who Will Succeed Nicholas Serota at the Tate? One name always comes out on top: Iwona Blazwick. If you haven’t heard of her then a quick résumé of her remarkable rise will leave you in no doubt of her credentials for the job. As a young curator at the Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA) she was the first person to stage a solo show of Damien Hirst’s work in a public gallery; later, as head of exhibitions and displays at Tate Modern, she was widely credited with initiating the annual Unilever commissions in the Turbine Hall. Most recently she has made her permanent mark on the London cultural landscape as director of the Whitechapel Gallery where, since she took over in 2001, she has overseen a £13.5 million expansion of the building to rejuvenate one of the city’s best-loved and most vibrant centres for contemporary art.
Iwona Blazwick: the high priestess of Whitechapel (ThisIsLondon/Evening Standard)