Kate Martin

Screen-Shot-2013-06-20-at-12.00.39-PMKate Martin is an Australian freelance curator and arts educator based in Berlin. She holds a Bachelor of Contemporary Art and a Masters of Cultural Heritage both from Melbourne’s Deakin University. She has nearly ten years’ experience working in both Melbourne and Edinburgh as a freelance curator organising a variety of projects, exhibitions, events, research work and conducting collection cataloguing, and has been working in arts education for the last three years. She has worked on various arts projects for organisations such as Macmillan Cancer Support (Edinburgh), Visual Artist and Galleries Association Scotland, The Gallery of Modern Art (Glasgow), Benalla Art Gallery (Victoria, Australia) and Fortyfivedownstairs (Melbourne). Kate was Education Assistant at The Fruitmarket Gallery in Edinburgh from 2009-10 and worked as an educator for the National Galleries of Scotland and Strathclyde University from 2011-2012. Her curatorial practice Contemporary Art Exchange constitutes internationally focused projects, exhibitions and events, generally with a focus on emerging or young artists. CAE provides a platform in which to explore the concept of “exchange” – of thoughts  and ideas; the exchange of experiences or skills; and physical exchange such as travel and how this operates within a contemporary art context. Kate’s research interests include nationalism, cultural identity, globalisation, contemporary art biennials, and the intersection between the arts and psychology, disability and community. Kate is currently working on ‘Common Ground’ an international collaboration with two blind photographers from Edinburgh and Berlin.

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