About Me

Catriona McAra

Dr Catriona McAra

Curatorial and Exhibitions Manager at Leeds College of Art

I was awarded my doctorate in the History of Art at the University of Glasgow (2012), and completed a postdoctoral fellowship in the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities (IASH) at the University of Edinburgh (2013-2014).

I mainly work on surrealism and contemporary art and literature, with a particular focus on the work of the American centenarian Dorothea Tanning. My first book-length study of her work was recently published by Routledge. My research is interdisciplinary and often cuts across categories, including the intersection between art and science, and the medical humanities.

I am also a practicing contemporary art curator, and currently work with emerging and established artists Tessa Farmer, Samantha Sweeting and Rachel Maclean, writing interpretation texts for exhibitions and/or providing curatorial advice.

I am currently working on two new journal articles and my second book.

catrionamcara [at] gmail.com

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