Last week, it was announced that Kitty Anderson has been appointed as the Director of LUX Scotland, Scotland's agency for the support and promotion of artists working within the moving image.
Kitty was previously Curator at The Common Guild, Glasgow, where she has commissioned and produced projects with a wide range of artists, including Katinka Bock, Carol Bove, Ulla von Brandenburg, Steven Claydon, Phil Collins, Sharon Hayes, Janice Kerbel, Roman Ondák, and Akram Zaatari.
In 2013, she co-curated the Scottish presentation for the Venice Biennale, with an exhibition by Duncan Campbell, Corin Sworn and Hayley Tompkins. Campbell’s presentation for Scotland + Venice went on to win the Turner Prize 2014, and Janice Kerbel’s project with The Common Guild was shortlisted for the Turner Prize 2015. She has also commissioned and produced several freelance projects, including exhibitions with Claire Barclay and Ruth Ewan for Glasgow International.
Kitty is a regular visiting lecturer at Glasgow School of Art and was previously a mentor on the MLitt in Curatorial Practice (Contemporary Art). She has contributed to various publications and exhibition catalogues, participated in a number of selection panels, and given talks and presentations at various galleries and museums around the UK.
Kitty was previously Associate Director of The Modern Institute and Associate Curator of Frieze Projects. She has been a board member of Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop and Stills, Edinburgh, and currently contributes to programme advisory groups for Stills and Berwick Visual Arts.
Kitty grew up in Glasgow and studied Fine Art at Camberwell School of Art and Middlesex University. She completed a Masters in Curating Contemporary Art at the Royal College of Art in 2004.
"Creative Scotland is delighted to hear that Kitty Anderson has been appointed as Director, of LUX Scotland. The organisation makes a significant contribution to the development of artists' film and moving image across Scotland, and the appointment will consolidate and strengthen support for this increasingly popular area of work." Amanda Catto, Head of Visual Arts, Creative Scotland
"I’m thrilled to be joining LUX Scotland at this important time in the organisation’s life. It is a really exciting moment for artists’ moving image work, particularly here in Scotland, and I look forward to working with the team to provide artists with the support they need to ensure the sector’s continued development." Kitty Anderson
"We are delighted to appoint Kitty at this critical time in the development of LUX Scotland as it enters its 5th year, she brings a huge range of experience and local knowledge as well as high-regard from the arts community in the UK to the position and we are excited to start working with her." Benjamin Cook, Director LUX
For further information, images and interviews, please contact:
Annie Crabtree | Project Co-ordinator | LUX Scotland
T: 0141 319 8377