Speakers - Artist, Curators, Writers

Kitty Scott

Lives and works in Banff, Canada

Kitty Scott is Director, Visual Arts at The Banff Centre, Banff, a post she has held since 2007. Previously she was Chief Curator at the Serpentine Gallery, London, and Curator, Contemporary Art at the National Gallery of Canada.

Scott has curated exhibitions of artists such as Francis Alÿs, Janet Cardiff, Paul Chan, Peter Doig, Ragnar Kjartansson, Silke Otto-Knapp, Ken Lum and Ron Terada. Recently she organised the curatorial symposium Trade Secrets: Education/Collection/History at The Banff Centre and edited the forthcoming publication Raising Frankenstein: Curatorial Education and Its Discontents. She has written extensively on contemporary art for catalogues and journals including Parachute, Parkett and Canadian Art. Scott has contributed to numerous books on curatorial studies and written texts for monographic publications on the work of Matthew Barney, Peter Doig, Brian Jungen and Daniel Richter, and for the forthcoming Phaidon publication Creamier: Contemporary Art in Culture.

As an independent curator, she has organised exhibitions including Bankside Browser for Tate Modern, London, and Universal Pictures at the Melbourne International Biennial. Scott was the Canadian coordinator for the Seventh International Istanbul Biennial and also worked on the inaugural SITE Santa Fe Biennial.

She is Visiting Professor for the Curatorial Practice program at the California College of the Arts, San Francisco and Adjunct Professor at York University, Toronto; University of British Columbia, Vancouver; and University of Ottawa, Ottawa.