Sarah Cook

Sarah Cook

Sarah Cook

Sarah Cook (UK/CA) is a curator and writer. She is a V2_ Fellow since 2016.

Sarah Cook is a curator, writer and researcher based in Scotland. She is editor of the book INFORMATION (Documents of Contemporary Art, Whitechapel and MIT Press, 2016) and is co-author (with Beryl Graham) of Rethinking Curating: Art After New Media (MIT Press, 2010; Chinese edition 2016). She co-edited with Sara Diamond Euphoria & Dystopia: The Banff New Media Institute Dialogues (Banff Centre Press, 2011). She is the co-founder and co-editor of CRUMB, the longstanding online resource for curators of new media art.

As Dundee Fellow at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, Sarah curates the programme for LifeSpace Science Art Research Gallery and works as an associate curator with New Media Scotland and with Scotland’s only digital arts festival NEoN Digital Arts.

Sarah has curated and co-curated international exhibitions of contemporary art and new media art including: Right Here, Right Now (2015) at The Lowry in SalfordAlt-w (2014) at the Royal Scottish Academy, SSA Annual Exhibition in Edinburgh; Not even the sky: Thomson & Craighead (2013) for MEWO Kunsthalle in MemmingenBiomediations (2013) for Transitio_MX_05, the festival of electronic arts and video in Mexico City; Mirror Neurons (2012) for National Glass Centre in Sunderland; Q.E.D. (2011) for the AND Festival in Liverpool; Untethered (2008) for Eyebeam in New York; Broadcast Yourself (2008) for AV Festival 08 in Newcastle; Database Imaginary (2004) and The Art Formerly Known As New Media (2005) both for the Walter Phillips Gallery, The Banff Centre.

She holds a Masters degree from CCS at Bard, and a PhD from the University of Sunderland (2004) where she was employed until 2013, undertaking research, supervising PhD students and developing and teaching on the MA Curating course. As part of her research funded by the AHRC, Sarah worked as adjunct curator of new media at BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art until 2006, and in 2008 was the inaugural curatorial fellow at Eyebeam Art and Technology Center in New York.

Having grown up in Canada, Sarah has held a longstanding association with The Banff Center where she has worked as a guest curator and researcher in residence for the Walter Phillips Gallery, the International Curatorial Institute and what was the Banff New Media Institute, developing exhibitions, summits, residencies and publications. She co-chaired Rewire, the Fourth International Conference on the histories of media art, science and technology with FACT in Liverpool (2011) and was a founding member on the advisory board of the Journal of Curatorial Studies.



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