In partnership with International Curators Forum, Metal will host three artist/curators from the Beyond the Frame programme for the duration of Liverpool Biennial 2018.
Kat Anderson is an artist curator, from the UK working in moving image with an interest in Diaspora identities, Black queer cultures and Black trauma and mental illness. In 2016 she co-curated Jamaican Pulse: Art and Politics from Jamaica and the Diaspora for the Royal West of England Academy, Bristol. The project featured a major group exhibition of visual art from Jamaica, artist residencies, commissions and a book publication, co-edited by Anderson and Graeme Mortimer Evelyn (co-curator) and published by Sansom and Company. The project partners were National Gallery Jamaica, Jamaican High Commission and the Bluecoat, Liverpool.
Recent work includes a commission from KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin for her on-going project Episodes of Horror, which explores the subjects of horror and trauma, as experienced by or projected upon Black bodies in lens-based media and literature.
As part of her residency with Metal, Anderson will research stories of ‘Radical Change’ for what she hopes will be the next Episodes of Horror. She is interested in developing video and live art works about the intersection of race, poverty, trauma and mental illness, with the ‘hauntings’ of seminal moments of civic and personal change in the lives of Black people in Liverpool.
International Curators Forum (ICF) with support from Art Council England Elevate Fund and Bloomberg Philanthropies