About

Statement

I make objects, video works and installations. Things found in the everyday are inspiration. I am interested at the point in which they become recognisable. By altering form through changes in shape, scale and materiality I aim to free them from their usual place in the world. I am interested in an open-ended viewer-experience that is triggered by confronting ambiguity as the point between the literal and illusion, enabling an encounter beyond language. It is argued that language is not used for expressive purposes but as a structure of order and control. When objects are ambiguous they can’t be named and so they exist outside of these structures, mutating forms that slip between words.

 

CV

Selected Exhibitions, Residencies and Exhibitions:

Immateriality: Possibilities and Experiences Group exhibition with Penny Claydon, Chris Day, Roselle Emmanuele, Alison McFaddon, Anna Falcini, Michael Halpin, Peta Jacobs, Jennie Jewitt, Denise Jones, Guisy Pirotta, Hawra Salmon, Erin Solomons, Clare Beattie, Herbert Read Gallery, curated by Kate Squires, Canterbury 4-13 April 2016

Screening: Things Unfixed: selected and compiled by Jo Addison and Lucy Newman with Adam Gillam, Hatty Lee, Bill Leslie, Anna Lucas, Hollington & Kyprianou, Joanne Hooton, Lucy Newman, Louis Nixon, Alex Schady, Kate Squires Tintype, London Fri 4 Dec 2016

Exhibition: Presentation of KIOSK n°7, Laure Catugier & Maycec and Friends, Erratum Galerie, Berlin 15-22 May 2015 http://www.kiosk.clementineroy.com/KIOSK60.htmlx

Ooo Mmm Open Studio, installation, Tate Modern, Clore Studio, 19 February -April 1 2015

Swim, solo exhibition, Institute of Art, Sheffield April/ May 2014

The Unnameable Things, solo exhibition, Das Gift, Berlin Sept. 2013

The Edge of The Real, group show with Nicoll Ullrick, Angela Ender and Stefanie Sofort June 2013

Art on the Table Institute Cervantes London: Greta Alfaro, Lynne Collins, Marisa González, Natuka Honrubia, Kate Squires, Matthew Cowan & anak & monoperro, London February 2011

GHost -film screening, London Art Fair, January 2011

Spatial Relations, curated by Waffelfische, Centrum, Berlin, December 2010

GHost III, Bethnal Green, London December 2010

The Things That Never Happened: Katrin Albrecht, Nele Hoffman, Kate Squires, Ross Walker, Krauzberg Pavillion, Skalitzer 140_temporary, Berlin, October 2010

Group Show, International Arte Exhibition, Berlin 2009

Cautionary Tales group exhibition Santa Monica Studios, California USA 2009

Wolpertinger, exhibition and performance Loophole, Berlin 2009

Tempo Tempo, solo exhibition, Little Voices Berlin 2009

My Penguin, 39 Gallery, London 2008

Stolen Recordings-Artists from Bands, Aquarium Gallery, London UK 2007/8

The Works of Others, group exhibition Whitechapel Gallery, London UK 2007

Byron Buy One, Vyner Street Festival Stall, London UK 2006

Pre 2006 (selected):

Commission: Bestwood Country Park, 1997

A Big Hand For. . ., Group Exhibition, Nottingham Museums and Castles Art Gallery, 1996

Seven, Group Exhibition, Factory Works Building, Loughborough, 1996

 

Residencies:

Artist in Residence, Tate Modern, Learning, September 2014 –July 2015

Collaborative Residency with Oona Quigley, The Guesthouse, Cork, Ireland, March 2014

Residency with Claire Waffel, Centrum Berlin, August –September 201 Berlin April 2011
Artist in Residence, Fountaindale School, Nottingham

 

Publications:

E is for Eyes Activity by Kate Squires in collaboration with Schools and Teachers, Tate London Learning http://www.tate.org.uk/download/file/fid/47879

KIOSK 60, KIOSK artist publication, Paris April 2014 www.kiosk.clementineroy.com/KIOSK60.htmlx

Accomanying text for exhibition: Sehen Sweklos: Clémence Grieco Katrin Heister und Silke Kästner mit Einführung: Kate Squires ‘Falling to Earth’. Galerie Ursula Walters, Dresden 28.2.15-15.3.15

Publication of conversation with Peter Winkels ‘Cultural Positions’: 6th Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art KW Institute for Contemporary Art Auguststraße 69 10117 Berlin http://www.rueckkopplungen.de/

 

Curatorial:

Immateriality: Possibilities and Experiences Herbert Read Gallery, Canterbury 4-13 April 2016

Between 2009 and 2014 she founded and organised Centrum, Berlin, an artist project space in Berlin, Germany.

Including projects such as The Edge of The Real, group show with Angela Ender, Stefanie Sofort, Nicoll Ullrich and Kate Squires, Centrum Berlin June 2013

Residency with Claire Waffel, Centrum Berlin, August –September 201 Berlin April 2011

 

Education:

2014-19 PhD Fine Art (practice based), P/T, University of Creative Arts, Canterbury

1999 City & Guilds 7307 Stage One Further and Adult Education Certificate

1999 BTEC Units Level Four – Professional Fine Art Management and Practice Programme, Kensington and Chelsea College

1998 730 City and Guilds Teacher Training, Clarenden College, Nottingham

1997 Post Graduate Certificate in Arts Practice, Derby University

1995 BA(Hons) Fine Art: Sculpture, Loughborough College

1991 Btec General Art and Design: Fine Art Richmond Tertiary College

1989 6 GCSE’s: (inc: English, Maths, Art) Waldegrave School

 

Biography:

Kate Squires is an artist, curator and researcher. She is undertaking a practice based PhD at University of the Creative Arts, Canterbury and works as an artist and associate curator for different institutions, currently Tate, Whitstable Biennale and Tideway. She is a lecturer (Professional Practice) at Bath School of Art and Design on Professional Development. She was, up until recently, Head of Education at Camden Arts Centre. She recently curated an exhibition at the Herbert Read Gallery. In 2015 she was artist in residence in Learning and was commissioned to develop an Open Studio at Tate Modern earlier this year. Between 2009 and 2014 she founded and organised Centrum, Berlin, an artist project space in Berlin, Germany. She has worked in gallery education for over fifteen years both as an artist, and curator. Roles have included Communities Curator and Head of Education and Public Programmes at Whitechapel Gallery and Education Programmer at Chisenhale Gallery.

 

Work:

Public Arts Consultant (part-time), Tideway
March 2016 -ongoing

Learning Curator (part-time), Whitsable Biennale
February –June 2016

Visiting Lecturer (Professional Development), Bath School of Art
Jan 2016 ongoing

Head of Education (part-time), Camden Arts Centre
Oct 2014-April 2016

Founding Director, Centrum, Berlin, Germany
Jun 09-Sep 2014

Mediation Training, Manifesta 2014
Jun 2014

Visiting Lecturer, Sheffield Hallam University
Apr 2014

Conference Organiser (Berlin): Engage National Forum for Gallery Education
Apr-Sep 2010

Head of Education and Public Programmes, Camden Arts Centre
Jun 06- Sept 08

Acting Head of Education and Public Programmmes, Whitechapel Gallery
Jan 06-Jun 06

Curator, Community Programmes, Whitechapel Gallery
Oct 03-Jan 06

 

2001-2003:

Arts and Education Consultant, (including Whitechapel Gallery, Look Ahead Housing and Care, Gasworks, Southwark Forum); Visual Arts Mentoring Co-ordinator, SPACE, the Triangle; Arts and Education Consultant, Institute of Contemporary Arts; Arts and Architecture Co-ordinator, London Open House; Education Co-ordinator, Chisenhale Gallery

 

1998-2001:

Studios and Gallery Coordinator, Standpoint Studios, London; Arts and Education Consultant (including Lambeth Council, Shape, Gedling Borough Council, Southwark Forum, Deptford X Festival); Education Programme Organiser, Parklight, Stoke Newington Festival (inc. Tomoko Takahashi, Simon Faithful, Keith Piper, Liam Gillick); Artist in Residence, Fountaindale SEN School, Nottingham; Artist and Curator, Bestwood Country Park, Notts. Curated, organised and fundraised sited sculpture project and project with local youth centres; Trainee Exhibitions Organiser and Education Co-ordinator, Bonington Gallery, Nottingham University

 

Talks and Lectures:

UK: Byam Shaw, Central Saint Martins, Christies, Engage (National Association for Gallery Education), Kent Institute of Art and Design, Middlesex University, Royal College of Art,  Sheffield Hallam University, Tate Modern, Whitechapel Gallery, Winchester College of Art

International: Goldrausch Künstlerinnenprojekt Frauennetzwerk Berlin, 6th Berlin Biennial for Contemporary Art (panellist), NGBK („Invisible City – Unsichtbare Stadt, U10 – von hier aus ins Imaginäre und wieder zurück (chair)), Fondation Beyeler Baselstrasse, Riehen / Basel