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Claire Doherty

Claire Doherty is a curator and writer and Director of Situations. Having graduated from the Royal College of Art MA in Curating and Commissioning Contemporary Art in 1995, Doherty has investigated new models of curatorial practice beyond conventional exhibition models at a range of institutions such as Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, Spike Island, Bristol and FACT (Foundation of Art and Creative Technology), Liverpool.

Claire initiated Situations in 2003, locating an extensive programme of commissioning within the context of international research, public events, printed and online publishing. She was Curatorial Director of One Day Sculpture, New Zealand's first nationwide series of temporary public artworks: In 2009, Claire was awarded the Paul Hamlyn Breakthrough Fund award for outstanding creative entrepreneurs.

She lectures widely on curating, commissioning, art and place, and has recently written essays for artists, such as Daniel Buren, Lyndal Jones, Anna Lucas, Paul Rooney and Ergin Çavusoglu. She is editor of Contemporary Art: From Studio to Situation (2004) and was editor 'Situation' (London: Whitechapel/MIT Press October 2009) and 'One Day Sculpture' (Kerber Verlag, October 2009)

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