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Catsou Roberts

Acting Director at Vital Arts (

Catsou Roberts is a curator from New York, living in London since 1998.
Currently Acting Director at Vital Arts, she commissions site-specific work for the public areas of London hospitals within Barts Health NHS Trust. Recent commissions include new work by Roger Hiorns, Richard Wentworth, Hurvin Anderson, Cornelia Baltes, Neasden Control Centre,Chris Haughton, among many others. (

In 2015 she curated a festival of lens-based work in France (Lectoure 32) entitled The Vanishing Point of History with Lina Selander, Matthew Buckingham, Melik Ohanian, Uriel Orlow, Eric Baudelaire, Mounir Fatmi and others. (

Previously, Roberts was Senior Curator at Arnolfini in Bristol where she curated monographic shows by Janice Kerbel (2000), Joachim Koester (2000), Liam Gillick (2000), Vito Acconci (2001), Michael Snow (2001), Victor Burgin (2002), and Jonathan Monk (2003), as well as several thematic shows, including Presentness is Grace : Experiencing the Suspended Moment ; Duchamp’s Suitcase ; Trouble Shooting ; Vague but True. Before joining Arnolfini, Roberts curated free lance exhibitions which explored issues of narrative, fiction and dramatisation, including Narrative Urge (in 1997 with Victor Burgin, Pierre Huyghe, Sarah Morris and others) ; Perfect Speed (in 1994 with Douglas Gordon, Fiona Banner, Sam Taylor-Wood among others) ; Fiction + Interference : Assorted Confabulations.

She has written extensively and has frequently served as a visiting lecturer at Goldsmiths, Birkbeck, Slade School, Central Saint Martins, Royal Danish Academy, Konstfack, Stockholm Fine Art Academy Helsinki, Kunsthogskoken Bergen, Trondheim Academy of Fine Art, and IUAV di Venezia, among others.



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