Emer Grant

NN Contemporary Art, UK

Emer Grant is the current Artistic Director and CEO of NN Contemporary Art, a National Portfolio Organisation in Northampton. She is a Curator, Producer, and Researcher who completed her studies at CCS Bard College (USA) the University of York (UK), and the University of Brighton. Emer was a Fellow for The Recalibrated Institution (Miami) and Curator at Art Center South Florida (now Oolite Arts). Prior she has curated shows and programming for various institutions including the Hessel Museum (NY), P! Gallery (NY), ISCP (NY), Stroom den Haag (NL) Void Gallery (NI), Pollinaria (IT), Yeah Maybe (MN), PHL (DE) and The Grand Parade Gallery (UK). She was Visiting Tutor at the RCA, Visiting Curator at Bard College MFA, Visiting Curator at the University of Minnesota Studio Arts BFA and Visiting Critic for Florida International University’s Architecture BFA programme. and has written for various publications including, Nero, Electronic Beats, The Editorial, The Miami Rail and Rhizome.

She was a fellow selected for the ICI (Independent Curators International) 2013 and has consulted for various organizations on Digital Arts and interdisciplinary strategies for public space, she was also an Associate Curator for Left Gallery (Berlin). Emer initiated and developed the 4.7 mil capital project at  24 Guildhall Road, Northampton, due to be completed in 2024. The renovations of the old Town Hall built in 1927 ( across 5 floors & 2000 sqm) will become NNCA’s new permanent home. Facilities will include a new gallery space, project space, education studio and civic reading room.  NNCA plays a unique role in the ecology of the visual arts in the town and region, focusing on how artist-led institutions can be developed and defined for the 21st century.

Secondment Destination:
Athens: June 2023

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