Kate Strain is a curator based between Graz and Dublin. Since 2016 she is artistic director of Grazer Kunstverein, Austria, where she curates a seasonal artistic programme of new commissions, exhibitions, projects, publications and events. Strain is co-founder of the Department of Ultimology (where Ultimology is the study of that which is dead or dying) at CONNECT Centre for Future Networks and Communications, Trinity College Dublin. Strain also makes up one half of the paired curatorial practice RGKSKSRG, and is curator of The Centre For Dying On Stage online archive and commissioning platform. Strain’s research centres on the overlap between performance and performativity in visual arts practice.
One-to-one Mentoring is open to curators and artists who wish to develop their understanding of contemporary curatorial methodologies, in relation to their own practice. During the sessions critical feedback will be offered on specific projects that are currently in progress. In addition, general guidance, a frame of relevant references, developmental advice and sample approaches to planning and next steps will be discussed in detail, to be picked up upon again at a second session with each individual in June/July.
To apply for a place please submit:
• a short curatorial/artist statement specifying what you wish to gain from the One-to-one Mentoring experience
• a current CV or short biography
• up to five images of your work (if relevant)
Materials can be sent to in a single email or online transfer: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dates: 20th & 21st May 2019 with follow up sessions in June/July 2019
Location: Fire Station Artists’ Studios, 9-12 Buckingham St, Dublin 1