The Claremorris Arts Committee is delighted to announce that Michelle Cotton, senior curator at Firstsite in Colchester, has accepted our invitation to curate and adjudicate COE ’14. We look forward to welcoming Michelle to Claremorris in June to select work for this year’s exhibition.
A graduate of English at King’s College London and the History of Art MA at the Courtauld Institute of Art, London, Michelle Cotton has curated over 30 exhibitions and film screenings including projects at Kettles Yard, Cambridge; Tate Britain, Tate Modern, London; Tate St Ives, Whitechapel Gallery, London and Neuer Berliner Kunstverein including solo exhibitions by Michel Auder, Henning Bohl, Wolfgang Breuer, Christodoulos Panayiotou, Paul Sietsema and Stephen Sutcliffe. She has published numerous reviews, essays and articles and is the author of the recently published Design Research Unit 1942 – 72 (Koenig Books, 2011).
Michelle was awarded the Curatorial Bursary at Cubitt, London in 2009. She has been part of the panel for New Acquisitions at LUX (2006–2008) and a Specialist Advisor to the Scottish Arts Council (2006–2010). She is a member of the Acquisitions Committee for the collection at the FRAC Champagne-Ardenne, Reims and a selector for the Contemporary Art Society’s Annual Award for Museum’s 2012.