Catriona Whiteford (b.1985) lives and works in London. She is an artist, curator, writer, and educator. Working across disciplines in sculpture, photography, installation, audio and writing she is interested in how the dichotomy of works at the intersection between image, installation and sound establish multiple narratives. By creating structures reminiscent of active conflicts through notions of comfort and discomfort, her work attempts to suggest moments of vacancy, relief, absence, presence, and the contortion of objects from their original intentions.
Whiteford’s sculptural and audio / written works often give reference to reflective materials that motivate or depend on visual attention from a viewer. She is interested in the subtext of duplicity and the idea that reflective substances manifest absence in the very moment that they beckon attraction. Her interests lie in the potential for transformation within objects, residue of thought, traces, temporality, and emergence within material through some form of extraction.
Recent exhibitions, grants and creative partnerships include HANGAR residency (2021), DOOResidency, Zaandam (2021), Mark Devereux Projects DIALOGUES (2021), A-n Artists Bursary (2019), Tumult, solo exhibition, 11 Avenue Studios, London (2019), Zaratan Arte Contemporañea AIR (2019), ArtWorks Project Space exhibition, Barbican Arts Group Trust (2018).
She is an artist studio resident at Studio Voltaire, London.
As a curator her knowledge and expertise are grounded in artist-led spaces and socially engaged practice. Catriona was Previously part of Learning and Research at Tate Britain and Tate Modern and Freelands Foundation in London, working with 22 artists and collectives across the UK over a two-year period in her role as Curator of the Freelands Artist Programme. She currently works as Assistant Curator, Hayward Gallery Touring working on exhibitions including British Art Show.
Her professional knowledge and experience includes founding artist collectives; developing emerging artist practice as a curator / lecturer / mentor; curating solo and group exhibitions and public programmes across curatorial and learning platforms; freelance arts writing and independent consultancy for organisations.
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