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I’m drawn to the cūra within the curatorial, the first being the etymological root of the latter, pointing to the capacity of attention and healing. In my curatorial, facilitator and writing work, I feel the responsibility of holding space for a holistic conception of creativity to take hold within the community of contemporary art and culture in which I have my grounding. I care for creativity as a life process, with integration between body, soul and Earth at the centre.

I draw from a range of practices including artistic research, moving meditation, ecotherapy, dreamwork, deep ecology, ritual healing, The Way of Council, Work That Reconnects and sustainability studies. I foregrounding the value of subtle movement and hidden processes alongside visible productions.

In 2018-19 I’m engaged in a yearlong R&D project, supported by the Developing Your Creative Practice grant from Arts Council England, thinking through the notion of recovery. What are we recovering from? What are we called to recover?

I work as an independent curator with a base in London and Tallinn. I hold an MFA in Curating from Goldsmiths College and between 2014-18 I was Co-Founder and Co-Director of Jupiter Woods in London, where I produced numerous exhibitions, discursive events, residencies and off-site projects. In 2018-19 I am curator of Let the field of your attention… soften and spread out, the inaugural exhibition at Kai art center in Tallinn, Estonia.

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