Image: Grant responding to a student's performance. DAI, June 2014 (photo: Jacq van der Spek)
To support Curating Contemporary Arts's changing programme and ambitions for the future and to take its reputation as one of the most internationally significant curating programmes into new areas of practice and research, two new tutors have been appointed to join the programme's staff. RCA is proud to announce that Grant Watson is one of them.
Grant Watson was Senior Curator at the Institute of International Visual Arts (Iniva) London (2010–2014), Curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MuHKA), Antwerp (2006–2010), Curator of Visual Arts at Project, Dublin (2001–2006), and will continue to teach at the Dutch Art Institute in Arnhem, The Netherlands (Roaming Academy project 2014-2015: To Make a Work~Molecular Revolutions).
Recent exhibitions include Social Fabric (Iniva, Lunds Konsthall and Dr Bhau Daji Lad Museum, Mumbai), Keywords: Art Culture and Society in 1980s Britain (Tate Liverpool), and the touring retrospective Sheela Gowda: Open Eye Policy (Van Abbemuseum, Lunds Konsthall and Irish Museum of Modern Art). His research projects include "How We Behave" (with If I Can't Dance, Amsterdam), which explores the "Care of the Self" in relation to contemporary practice; and "Practice International" (Iaspis, Sweden, Casco, Holland, and Raw Material, Senegal) and "Tagore, Pedagogy and Contemporary Visual Cultures" (Goldsmiths College, London) both of which look at historical and current examples of art and cosmopolitanism.