Katrina Brown

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Curatorial Research Fellow

Fine Art-School of Fine Art

Research Interests

contemporary art

Research Profile

Katrina Brown is founding Director of The Common Guild, Glasgow, which presents a programme of artists’ projects, events and exhibitions. These include gallery-based exhibitions as well as non-gallery, one-off projects, talks and collaborations. She was also Director of the Glasgow International Festival of Visual Art in 2010 and 2012, including the commissioning of major public projects by Susan Philipsz (‘Lowlands’, 2010) and Jeremy Deller (‘Sacrilege’, 2012).

In 2013, The Common Guild curated the ‘Scotland + Venice’ exhibition for the 55th Biennale di Venezia, with an exhibition of new works by Corin Sworn, Duncan Campbell and Hayley Tompkins. Most recent projects include exhibitions by Anne Hardy and Thomas Demand, a performance work by Ulla von Brandenburg and a multi-site group exmore...


M.A.(Hons), University of Glasgow
PG Diploma, University of St. Andrews
D.Litt., University of Glasgow

Latest Additions

  1. Simon Starling 'At Twilight'

    Starling, Simon, Eatough, Graham, Brown, Katrina and Kamiya, Yukie (2016) Simon Starling 'At Twilight'. In: Simon Starling 'At Twilight'. The Common Guild (Glasgow), The Japan Society (New York) and Dent-de-Leone (London), Glasgow and New York, pp. 35-42. ISBN 9780955858390
  2. Plazamania: Who is Public Space For and Why?

    Brown, Katrina (2015) Plazamania: Who is Public Space For and Why? In: PLAZAMANIA, 17 Sep 2015, The Lighthouse, Glasgow, UK.
  3. The Persistence of Objects

    Long, Declan, Claydon, Steven, Kuri, Gabriel, Tompkins, Hayley, Anderson, Kitty and Brown, Katrina (2015) The Persistence of Objects. In: 'The Persistence of Objects' Seminar, 20 Jun 2015, Lismore Heritage Centre, Lismore, Ireland.
  4. A.C.T.III Symposium - Contemporary art practice, art and the city

    Brown, Katrina (2016) A.C.T.III Symposium - Contemporary art practice, art and the city. In: A.C.T. III - Architecture, Culture, Technology Symposium, 11 Feb 2016, Department of Architecture, University of Strathclyde, UK.
  5. Paths and Pathways

    Barak, Ami, Brown, Katrina, Gray, Zoë and Gateau, Laurence (2013) Paths and Pathways. In: 'Première construction pour une collection nomade: L'architecture du Fonds régional d'art contemporain des Pays de la Loire 2000-2012'. FRAC des Pays de la Loire, Carquefou, pp. 65-72. ISBN 9782917855409
  6. The Persistence of Objects

    Brown, Katrina and Anderson, Kitty (2015) The Persistence of Objects. Lismore, Ireland, 20 Jun - 31 Aug 2015 [Show/Exhibition]
  7. GENERATION: 25 years of Contemporary Art in Scotland

    Jeffrey, Moira, Brown, Katrina, Askew, Lucy, Cameron, Shona, Cairns, Steven, Delaney, Julie-Ann, Harman, Ben, Hartley, Keith, Jackson, Clare, McGlashan, Sean, Munro, Sarah, Paterson, Dominic, Patrizio, Andrew and Young, Linsey (2014) GENERATION: 25 years of Contemporary Art in Scotland. National Galleries of Scotland and Glasgow Life. ISBN 9781906270711
  8. Anne Hardy 'TWIN FIELDS / FIELD'

    Brown, Katrina, Le Feuvre, Lisa, Hardy, Anne and Abäke, (2016) Anne Hardy 'TWIN FIELDS / FIELD'. In: Anne Hardy FIELD / TWIN FIELDS / Fieldworks. The Common Guild and Dent de Leone, Glasgow and London, pp. 97-107. ISBN 9780955858383
  9. Graham Fagen

    Brown, Katrina, Curtis, Penelope, Welsh, Louise and Byatt, Lucy (2015) Graham Fagen. In: Graham Fagen. Hospitalfield, Arbroath, pp. 118-123. ISBN 9780993227509
  10. Richard Wright 'Works on Paper'

    Brown, Katrina (2012) Richard Wright 'Works on Paper'. Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum, Glasgow, 20th April – 24th June 2012 [Show/Exhibition]