Visual Arts Open Talk: Kitty Scott

Image courtesy of Kitty Scott

The Visual Arts Open Lecture Series presents talks by leading Canadian and international artists, curators, and academics.

Join Kitty Scott, faculty from our Summer Banff Artist in Residence program, who will discuss her approach to curating.

Scott, former Deputy Director and Chief Curator of the National Gallery of Canada and Director of Visual Arts at the Banff Centre,  will shed light on her unique and experienced approach to curating as faculty for our current visual arts residency.

Biography: Kitty Scott

Kitty Scott is a curator, writer and senior arts administrator. She has curated exhibitions of artists including Francis Alÿs, Janet Cardiff, Paul Chan, Peter Doig, Geoffrey Farmer, Theaster Gates, Brian Jungen, Ragnar Kjartansson, Ken Lum, Gordon Matta-Clark, Silke Otto-Knapp, Ron Terada, and Jin-me Yoon. She co-curated the Liverpool Biennial (2018), presented Geoffrey Farmer’s project at the Canada Pavilion for the Venice Biennale (2017) and was an agent for dOCUMENTA (13) (2012). Scott edited the publication Raising Frankenstein: Curatorial Education and Its Discontents (2010) and has written extensively on contemporary art for a variety of journals. Scott has contributed to numerous books on curatorial studies and written texts for monographic publications on the work of Matthew Barney, Peter Doig, Brian Jungen, Adam Pendleton, and Daniel Richter; and for the publication Creamier: Contemporary Art in Culture (2010). Scott has taught at numerous institutions including the Curatorial Practice Program at the California College of the Arts.