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Visiting Artist’s Talk – Kirsty Ogg

Image: ‘Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2016’, Bluecoat (Liverpool)

Kirsty Ogg is currently Director of New Contemporaries, the UK’s foremost annual arts initiative, offering critical support and exposure to recent graduates and final year students from British art schools. Between 2009 and 2013, Ogg was Curator at the Whitechapel Gallery (London) where her exhibitions included Claire Barclay’s ‘Bloomberg Commission: Shadow Spans’, Gerard Byrne’s mid-career survey ‘A state of neutral pleasure’, and an historical exhibition of Karl Blossfeldt’s photography. She was also responsible for the re-launch of the Whitechapel Gallery’s triennial open submission exhibition as ‘The London Open’.

Known for her support and work with emerging and mid-career artists, as former Director of The Showroom (London), Ogg worked with artists including Subodh Gupta, Richard Hughes, Jim Lambie, Daria Martin and Eva Rothschild, presenting their first solo shows in London. She was also part of the organising committee of Transmission Gallery (Glasgow) before joining Norwich Gallery at Norwich School of Art & Design and independently curating a number of shows with artists including Spartacus Chetwynd, Karen Kilimnik, Mike Nelson, Thomas Schütte, David Shrigley and Cathy Wilkes. Having taught extensively, she is currently Lecturer on the MFA Curating course at Goldsmiths, University of London.

The venue for this talk is Lecture Theatre F (G.74), Chemistry West Block, University of Leeds. Directions to the venue can be found online here.

The VAT series hosts talks by an exciting range of arts practitioners from around the world every Monday afternoon 14:00 to 15:30 during teaching weeks.

All of our talks are compulsory for all Fine Art students but open to anyone else who would like to join us.

Image: ‘Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2016’, Bluecoat (Liverpool)

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