Kathryn Standing

Associate Curator

Kathryn Standing is a visual arts specialist with extensive experience in contemporary practice. Her work encompasses many aspects of the professional visual arts spectrum, pursuing a critical and investigative approach, which aims to be both sensitive and responsive. This has included curatorial and programme management within the public realm and in gallery contexts, alongside policy and strategic development.


Forging relationships between artists, people and places has always been fundamental to her practice; she was one of the Commissions team at Public Art Development Trust (PADT) during the 1990s and Visual Arts Manager at Visiting Arts, (2007-2010), where she developed and led international programmes of work.


Kathryn is currently working in a freelance capacity with recent assignments ranging from researching and developing programmes for the British Council in the UK and overseas, to commissioning with Barbican Art Gallery, a kinetic artwork by Martin Creed FEELINGSWork No. 1637, for Milton Court, the newly completed building of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London, 2013. In 2015 she co-curated an exhibition by Helen Sear for Wales in Venice at the 56th Venice Biennale.