Kate Davis (b. 1988, Sydney, Australia) is a Melbourne based artist and curator. Kate has a Bachelor of Fine Arts from UNSW Art and Design (2010), a Graduate Certificate in Art History (2012) and a Diploma in Teaching (2013) from the University of Melbourne. Kate’s passion for cross-cultural investigation and exchange has seen her travel to 50 countries, countless cities, and she has been lucky enough to call Agona Swedru, Berlin, Cartagena and London home.
Synthesising curatorship, pedagogy and fine art practice, Kate's experimental projects seek to make sense of a rapidly changing world, using participative and collaborative processes as a way to make the exchange of information and ideas vivid. Kate has exhibited and undertaken residencies in Sydney, Melbourne, Berlin, Athens and Taipei, at spaces such as Hazelhurst Regional Gallery, Carriageworks, George Paton Gallery, Agora Rollberg, Kreuzberg Pavillon, Void and the Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts. Kate has taught in numerous schools, and facilitated community based workshops, for organisations such as Kids Own Publishing and Moreland City Council. She has also spent time in communities in remote parts of the Northern Territory of Australia, where she was situated at the Buku-Larrnggay Mulka Art Centre in Yirrkala.
Working at the National Gallery of Victoria, Kate developed a passion for curating and public programming. She then went on to be offered a position at the 20th Biennale of Sydney, where she was an Artist Liaison and Venue Coordinator. Kate's most recent position was as a Curator at Berlin based project space Centrum.
Kate has previously worked as a freelance photographer, (and from time to time still does), and has had photos published in newspapers and magazines such as the Sydney Morning Herald, the North Shore Times, Taz Newspaper, Beat Magazine, Acclaim Magazine, No Cure Magazine and LOLA Magazine.
Collage à la Joseph Craig