Kate Squires is an artist and researcher, living in London. She is an Associate Lecturer (Fine Art) at Bath School of Art where she is part of Material:Pedagogy:Future in the Research Centre, Bath Spa University. She works as associate artist and education consultant (Tate Learning, Whitstable Biennial, Backlit, The British Library.) She is working towards a PhD in Fine Art (Practice -based) at UCA, Canterbury. In 2019 she was resident artist in the Materials Cupboard, Tate Modern in collaboration with Tate Learning. In 2015 she was artist in residence in Learning and was commissioned to develop an Open Studio at Tate Modern. 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 she was Head of Education at Camden Arts Centre between 2003-08 and 2014-17. She has exhibited in the UK and Berlin including the Herbert Read Gallery, Canterbury; Tintype, London and the online platform, Skelf. She is a trustee for Action Space which supports artists with learning disabilities.


Studio address: SPACE, 10 Martello Terrace, London E8 3 PE


Selected Exhibitions, Residencies and Exhibitions:

As Seen’ 2020 Jenny Dunseath and Kate Squires in Ways & Means Skelf (online) 22 July – 20 October 2020 www.skelf.co.uk 

Materials Cupboard Residency, Tate Modern January 31 –February 30 2020 

‘1-43’ (Performance) Sound and Salon Pearl Home Records, 7 December 2019 

After Bauhaus Herbert Read Gallery18 October – 2 November 2019 with, Katerina Blannin, Ian Bottle, Moyra Derby, Anthony Heywood, Joan Key, Anne Sorenson, Sara Trillo, Jessica Voorsanger 

‘Flour, Salt, PVA’ (Performance) Pearl Home Records Launch Pearl Home Records, 7 June 2019 with Sally Childs, Dominique Golden, Shona Handley, Helen Maurer, Adam Kindsey 

Isolation auflösen Projektraum Bethanien, Berlin 15-18 March 2019 

1d for Abroad Tintype, London. 7 March – 6 April 2019 

Sound Response The Groyne Gallery 25 November 2018, with Sally Child, Graham Dunning, Evie, Shona Handley, Adam Kinsey, Helen Maurer, Sue Philips, Tom Philips and Schroeder and Smith,  

Method/ Results 5: Experimental Sound Art One Hundred Years Gallery 6 December 2018, with Sally Child Dominique Golden, Chris Hill, Tansey Spinks and Ed Shipsey organised by Graham Dunning 

Work Work, Tintype, London. 2 November – 2 December 2017. Curated by Jo Addison, Adam Gillam and Mark Harris with Jo Addison, Buffet d’art, Rachel Cattle, Jenny Dunseath, Adam Gillam, Brian Griffiths, Mark Harris, Kevin Hunt, Hollington & Kyprianou, Dean Kenning, Natasha Kidd, Neill Kidgell, John Lawrence, Anna Lucas, Mary Maclean, Zoë Mendelson, Max Mosscrop, Harold Offeh, Alex Schady, Bob & Roberta Smith, Kate Squires, Emma Talbot, Mandy Ure, Roxy Walsh, We Are Publication, Michelle Williams Gamaker  

Lab of Works: Ideas for Experiments, Camden Arts Centre 13-16 June 2017, with Judith Brockelhurst  

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

Things Unfixed selected and compiled by Jo Addison Tintype, London Fri 4 Dec 2016 

with Adam Gillam, Hatty Lee, Bill Leslie, Anna Lucas, Hollington & Kyprianou, Joanne Hooton, Lucy Newman, Louis Nixon, Alex Schady, Kate Squires  

Exhibition: 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 ModernClore Studio, 19 February -April 1 2015 

Swimsolo exhibition/commissionSheffield 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  

GHostLondon Art Fair, January 2011 

Spatial Relations, curated by WaffelfischeCentrum, 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 

Cautionary Tales group exhibition Santa Monica Studios, California USA 2009 

Wolpertinger, exhibition and performance Loophole, 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 

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



Immateriality: Possibilities and Experiences Herbert Read Gallery, University of the Creative Arts curated by Kate Squires, Canterbury 4-13 April 2016, with Clare Beattie, Penny Claydon, Chris Day, Roselle Emmanuele, Alison McFaddon, Anna Falcini, Michael Halpin, Peta Jacobs, Jennie Jewitt, Denise Jones, Guisy Pirotta, Hawra Salmon, Kate Squires and Erin Solomons. Curated by Kate Squires alongside Fine Art Research conference: Immateriality: Possibilities and Experiences with keynote speaker: Nicholas Bourriard, organised by Clare Beattie, Hawra Salmon and Kate Squires 

The Edge of The Real, group show at Centrum, Berlin: Angela Ender and Stefanie Sofort, Kate Squires, Nicoll Ullrick. Curated by Kate Squires June 2013 

Founder, director, Centrum, Berlin project space, Berlin 2009-2014 


Artist in Residence, Materials Cupboard, Learning, Tate Modern December –January 2019 (halted due to Covid 19) 

Summer Artist in Residence, Scottish Sculpture Workshop, July-August 2018 

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

Sheffield Institute of Art/ Sheffield University Hallam Leading to solo exhibition. Feb- March 2014  

The Guesthouse, Cork, Ireland, March 2014 with Oona Quigley / Centrum Berlin, August –September 201 Berlin April 2011 with Claire Waffel 



J is for Joining by Kate Squires in c in collaboration with Schools and Teachers, Tate London Learning, 2019 

W is for Whiteread Kate Squires in collaboration with Schools and Teachers, Tate London Learning, July 2017/ 

E is for Eyes by Kate Squires in collaboration with Schools and Teachers, Tate London Learning http://www.tate.org.uk/download/file/fid/47879 April 2016/ KIOSK artist publication, Paris April 2014 www.kiosk.clementineroy.com/KIOSK60.htmlx/Exhibition text: Falling to Earth, Sehen SweklosClémence Grieco Katrin Heister und Silke Kästner mit Einführung: Kate Squires ‘. Galerie Ursula Walters, Dresden 28.2.15-15.3.15/‘Cultural Positions’ with Peter Winkels: 6th Berlin Biennial for Contemporary Art KW Institute for Contemporary Art Auguststraße 69 10117 Berlin http://www.rueckkopplungen.de/ 


Recent Guest Lectures: 

Sheffield Hallam University to BA and MA Fine Art students February 2021 

UAL: Central Saint Martins to MA and BA Fine Art June 2020;  

Yorkshire Sculpture International Symposium, September 2019 

Kingston University May 2019 

Central Saint Martins Associate Programme, April 2019 


I work within the domain of sculpture, an expanded practice in which education, performance and film help to unravel and create new connections. I make ambiguous objects that sit, with more than one reading, between literalness and illusion. They communicate the idea of use and material approach draws on industrial processes via the often laborious, hand-made or DIY. A set up which pitches function against materiality, surface against depth. The process creates wrongness, slippages which aid doubt and question the connection between surface and form. Language as both material in the work and atmosphere surrounding the work forms and dissolves and ultimately asks ontological questions. I am excited by things as they appear to us: high-street displays of mass-produced stuff and the self-forming shapes at the fruit and veg stalls. The aim is to create objects that call out both as a contemporary art object and as an object outside of this frame