Congratulations to Kate Strain

We are incredibly excited by the announcement that Kate Strain has been appointed the new artistic director of the Grazer Kunstverein, Austria. Kate is our curator for the 2016 Residency program The Centre for Dying On Stage and previously curated our 2015 residency program I like to eat with my hands with Rachel Gilbourne as part of the paired curatorial team RGKSKSRG. Kate is a highly innovative curator who brings endless optimism and energy to everything she does and we are sure she will go on to do great things! Read more about Kate and her new adventure here.

Over the past ten years, Strain has been developing a vibrant practice as an independent curator. Her approach is informed by a commitment to exploring the overlap between performance (the presentation of a scripted scenario) and performativity (the constitution of meaning through acts or practices) in visual arts practice today. She has worked across a range of organisations, from the multi-disciplinary Project Arts Centre, Dublin, to the rural art space Cow House Studios, Wexford, Ireland. Throughout her work with artists she is dedicated to realising projects in ways that reflect and enliven their wider relevance and inherent potency.

Photo: Renato Velarde.