curator in residence- 2018
Ends 16 January 2018
PS² is excited to welcome our new curator in residence: Jane Morrow.
For one year she will use an office space in PS² for independent curatorial research and input into our programming. The residency includes to research and organise one project for PS².
This is now the 6th 'curator(s) in residence' series.The programme started in 2011 as a three week long research project with 9 artists/curators. It was followed by 1 year residencies by the PRIME collective; artist/curator Ursula Burke, the Household collective (Sighle Bhréathnach-Cashell, Eoin Dara, Ciara Hickey, Alissa Kleist and Kim McAleese) and Mirjami Schuppert, who cutated 3 major projects for PS² in 2017: Materialities of History- Ulrika Ferm [see]; Of objects and me - Iiu Susiraja [see]; and Anticipated fictions; monumental configurations - Dorothy Hunter [see].
So far the experience and impact of the residencies for PS² has been great. The curators organised talks, held peer reviews, developed their own projects and programmes for other spaces, cooked, realised full blown projects for PS², constituted themselves as an organisation, applied for funding, stored bikes, left empty cups and stirred up the place and- even better- our minds.
Jane Morrow is a visual art curator with a specific interest in artist development. She has undertaken curatorial and programming work more broadly for galleries, initiatives and individuals around the UK - in regions including the West Midlands, East of England and South London - as well as in Ireland and Northern Ireland. Jane is interested in infrastructure; working across gallery, studio and network contexts around formal and informal learning environments for artists. She has originated, fund raised for and delivered numerous exhibitions, commissions, learning projects, symposia, publications, opportunities, residencies, workshops and bespoke professional development programmes for individuals and groups. Jane is experienced in working with artists who practice regionally, nationally and internationally at all stages of their careers. In 2018, Jane will launch Avenue Artists’ B&B: a new domestic and artist development initiative for artists visiting Belfast. She continues to write critically and research/ map infrastructure and opportunities for artists nationally and internationally.