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Lucy Cotter

Lucy Cotter (1973, IE) is an independent curator and writer on contemporary art whose work engages with the interplay between aesthetics, the political and the unknown. Cotter has worked in galleries and museums internationally, and, among other projects, was one of three co-curators of Here as the Centre of the World (2006-08), a global cultural exchange across six cities worldwide. A widely published writer, she is currently authoring two books: Toward a Minor Curating on her curatorial theories, and Art Knowledge: Between the Known and the Unknown, a reflection on art and (non) knowledge. She holds a PhD from the University of Amsterdam (2011) for her research on rethinking (national) curatorial representation. Cotter directed the newly founded Master Artistic Research at the Royal Academy of Art, The Hague (2010-2015), where she developed an experimental curriculum with an extensive exhibition and event programme. Her edited volume Reclaiming Artistic Research is forthcoming with MaHKUscript and 17, Institute for Critical Studies, Mexico City in 2017.