The Curator’s Workshop is a monthly gathering, open to all, that aims to foster discussions around curating, contemporary art practices and interdisciplinary theory.
Living Ecological
10 October 2019, 7pm | CCA Glasgow 

As Extinction Rebellion gathers in major cities of the UK to demonstrate for climate and ecological issues, The Curator’s Workshop returns in October with a special event responding to Timothy Morton’s book ‘Being Ecological’ (2018). Co-hosted with artist Kotryna Ula Kiliulyte and joined by special guests like the A+E Collective, we will show screenings of artists’ videos and discuss together how to live ecological.  

Image credit: Kotryna Ula Kiliulyte, Amateur Botanist, 2019. Single channel HD video. 5min59s
12 September 2019, 7pm | CCA Glasgow 

The Curator's Workshop returns with a gathering focused on discussing the heritage of colonisation and its fictional, naive, though suprematist constructions.  

Image: Clément Cogitore, Les Indes galantes (2018), video 

Curating from a con-textual space: Cannibal O
11 July 2019, 7pm | CCA Glasgow 

In April 2019, artist and writer Catalina Barroso Luque invited 8 women to take part of Cannibal O, a silent reading of her homonymous barf (published by PSS) and a curatorial event hosted inside a womb-like installation at the CCA's Intermedia Gallery in Glasgow. This intimate event explored ideas of feminist cannibalism as related to female authored art and spectatorship.  
The next event of The Curator's Workshop will be the opportunity to hear the artist speaking about her project, and reflect together about dynamics of performativity, digestion and consumption and widely about hierarchies of power built around the body in regards to female-male / Western-non-Western relations.  


Catalina Barroso-Luque is a Mexican artist and curator based in Glasgow. Catalina constructs narratives inhabited by surrogate female bodies, voices and texts, which foil how she relates to others and herself. Her practice spans across writing, installation and performance; utilising language and sexuality as instruments of power. Projects evolve out of extended research, artistic and curatorial processes where writing, making, and performative interactions with practitioners in other fields infect and inflect each other. Intimate collaborations and encounters, allow works to be sincere and present, while retaining a potent indignation that illustrates the violence these dynamics produce. 

Image: Catalina Barroso-Luque, Cannibal O, Intermedia (CCA) Glasgow 2019 

Shadow Curator
6 June 2019, 7pm | CCA Glasgow 

In the third install we will examine the position of the Shadow Curator as it relates to roles of dialogue, geographical isolation and critical support in curatorial practice. The Shadow Curator concept evolved through Nuno Sacramento’s PhD in curatorial practice at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, University of Dundee, titled ‘Shadow Curating: A Critical Portfolio’ (2006). He currently works as the Director of Peacock Visual Arts in Aberdeen. 
A selected chapter from ‘ARTocracy: Art, Informal Space, and Social Consequence’ by Nuno Sacramento and Claudia Zeiske will act as a platform to examine the possibilities and limitations within this position.  

Supported by freelance curators, Naoko Mabon and Rachel Grant. They are currently in the position of Shadow Curators at Peacock Visual Arts, Aberdeen for the Peacock Associates Curatorial Fellowship, an educational platform for artist/curators and curators working in the North East region of Scotland.  

Image: Nuno Sacramento / Claudia Zeiske (eds.), ARTocracy. Art, Informal Space, and Social Consequence: A Curatorial Handbook in Collaborative Practice. JOVIS Verlag, 2010  

Post-Internet Mnemosyne
9 May 2019, 7pm | CCA Glasgow 

To which extent the Internet has influenced contemporary artistic practices in their access to an expanded knowledge, as well as in the displays and forms of (re)presentation?  
This question will be the starting point to foster discussions during the next meeting of The Curator’s Workshop. 

Image Andrew Brooks, The Space Between, Kochi Biennale, 2018 

Cannibalism & Hybridity. Acting from the periphery
11 April 2019, 7pm | CCA Glasgow 

In our first meeting, we will speak about forms of cannibalism and hybridity in art as a postcolonial gesture starting from extracts from The Location of Culture by Homi K. Bhabha and the essay by Inti Guerrero When One Swallows the Canon. A Certain Way to Understand the 1998 Anthropophagic Bienal de São Paolo and Its Aftermath, Manifesta Journal #1 2010-11. 

Image: Hélio Oiticica, P15 Parangolé Cape 11, I Embody Revolt (P15 Parangolé Capa 12, Eu Incorporo a Revolta) worn by Nildo of Mangueira, 1967