Dr Rafael Schacter is an anthropologist and curator based at University College London. He is currently conducting fieldwork on contemporary art in the Philippines however has also been researching street art and graffiti for the last ten years.
He has curated a number of high-profile exhibitions around the world. He co-curated the iconic show Street-Art at the Tate Modern in 2008 and recently curated the international exhibition Crossing Borders / Crossing Boundaries at the Street Art Museum, St Petersburg. He is also the author of numerous academic and non-academic articles on graffiti and street art as well as two books: the award winning World Atlas of Street Art and Graffiti (2013) published by Yale University Press, and Ornament and Order: Graffiti, Street Art and the Parergon (2014) published by Ashgate.
He is currently conducting fieldwork on contemporary art practices in Manila, the Philippines, as part of his 3-year British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship. In the first six months of 2016 he curated exhibitions at Somerset House, London (Venturing Beyond) and the Street Art Museum, St Petersburg (Crossing Borders / Crossing Boundaries). He is currently planning a number of exhibitions in London and Rotterdam for 2017-2018.
Order and Ornament: Graffiti, Street Art and the Parergon (2014).
The World Atlas of Street Art and Graffiti (2013).