Kate Warren is an art historian, writer and curator, with expertise in modern and contemporary Australian and international art. She received her PhD in Art History from Monash University in 2016, and her research interests cover film, photography, video and new media art.
Kate publishes extensively, including critical articles in emaj: Online Journal of Art, Senses of Cinema, Persona Studies, History of Photography, Discipline and Australian and New Zealand Journal of Art, as well as dozens of essays and reviews in art and film magazines, and exhibition catalogues. She is a founding contributor to the Melbourne-based arts review website Memo Review, and is also an editor of Peephole Journal, an online journal dedicated to creative film criticism. http://peepholejournal.tv/
From 2007 to 2011 Kate was Assistant Curator at the Australian Centre for the Moving Image in Melbourne, where she was involved in major exhibitions including Tim Burton: The Exhibition (a travelling exhibition from The Museum of Modern Art, New York) and Len Lye: An Artist in Perpetual Motion (a collaborative exhibition with the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery). She has curated recent exhibitions including: I don’t want to be there when it happens (2017) with Dr Mikala Tai, Director of 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art; Future Tense (2017) with Artistic Director Alicia Renew for Channels Video Art Festival; and Atong Atem: Come Home(2017) at Blindside Gallery, Melbourne.
- Video and moving image art
- Photography and lens-based practices
- Film and cinema
- Contemporary Australian art
- Arts writing and criticism
- Contemporary visual culture
- Digital and media art
Peephole is an online film magazine devoted to creative screen criticism, featuring short essays on single shots of film, television and other screen media. Gesturing back to the cinematic moments viewed through the peephole, each piece is presented alongside a brief animation (GIF) of the shot under discussion. In restricting writers to a single shot, Peephole aims to push the boundaries of screen criticism and experiment with ways of thinking and writing about film. http://peepholejournal.tv/
Peephole is edited by Whitney Monaghan, Belinda Glynn and Kate Warren.
RECENT CURATORIAL PROJECTS
I don’t want to be there when it happens
4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art, Sydney, 18 August – 8 October 2017
Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts, 11 November – 24 December 2017
Exhibition co-curated with Dr Mikala Tai (4A) and Eugenio Viola (PICA), bringing together artists from Pakistan, India, and Australia, whose works respond to situations of contemporary conflict and trauma, particularly in the context of South Asia. Featured works by Reena Saini Kallat, Raj Kumar, Sonia Leber & David Chesworth, Raqs Media Collective, Mithu Sen, Adeela Suleman and Abdullah M.I. Syed.
The Substation, Melbourne, 1 September – 28 October 2017
Exhibition co-curated with Alicia Renew for Channels: The Australian Video Art Festival, 2017, which brought together Australian and international artists who variously imagine alternate futures. Featured works by Yael Bartana, Tristan Jalleh, Rachel Mason, Wura-Natasha Ogunji, and new commissions by Hannah Brontë and Antoinette J. Citizen.
Atong Atem: Come Home
Blindside Gallery, Melbourne, 23 August – 9 September 2017
Commissioned and curated a series of new videos by artist Atong Atem, which explored and created connections between abstract concepts of home and the introspection of existing in the art world as a displaced person.