Dr Kirsten Lloyd is a Lecturer in Curatorial Theory and Practice at The University of Edinburgh, where she founded and directs the MSc by Research in Collections and Curating Practices. She leads the Cultural and Museum Studies Discipline and Catalyst for the Scottish Arts and Humanities Graduate School. Lloyd’s research focuses on late twentieth and twenty-first-century art and curatorial mediation, including lens-based practice, participatory work, and realism. She is currently a Research Fellow with Feminism Art Maintenance (2019–2022) research group, funded by the Swedish Research Council, and the Academic Lead for the University’s Contemporary Art Research Collection. for Stills and Glasgow’s Centre for Contemporary Arts. Lloyd is currently working on a collaborative curatorial project for Glasgow Women’s Library entitled ‘Life Support’ (launching August 2021) and a book titled ‘Contemporary Art and Capitalist Life’.
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