ABOUT 

Cathy Haynes is a London-based artist, curator and writer. She is currently Chisenhale Gallery's artist in residence in Victoria Park, London, making Stereochron Island, an offsite research project for Spring/Summer 2014 (Stereochron.org). In 2013 she was Timekeeper in residence at the UCL Petrie Museum, where she created the exhibition A Storm Is Blowing. She is a founder faculty member and the former Curator at The School of Life. Previously she was Curator for Art on the Underground, and Head of Interaction at Artangel. Cathy studied at Cambridge and Goldsmiths. 

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Long bio

Cathy Haynes is a London-based curator, artist, writer and educator. She is  a founder faculty member of The School of Life.

Cathy's independent projects include her current role as Chisenhale Gallery's artist in residence in Victoria Park, London, making Stereochron Island, an offsite research project for Spring/Summer 2014 (Stereochron.org). From January to October 2013 she was as Timekeeper in Residence at UCL Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology, where she made the temporary installation A Storm Is Blowing and began the ongoing blog, astormisblowing.org, with specialist interviews, talk recordings and thought-pieces on objects that shape our sense of time. The Timekeeper project developed from Cathy's previous research projects on progress - which include How to Map a Life (Rongwrong Gallery, Amsterdam, 2012) - and her solo exhibition exploring falsities in maps No Such Place (Derby QUAD, 2010). Her work draws on the practice she developed with Sally O'Reilly to make Implicasphere, their series of mini-publications distributed in Cabinet magazine (2006-09), and their exhibition Smoke (Pump House, 2008). 

For organisations, Cathy has been Curator of Public Programmes for The School of Life (2011-13), and Curator for Art on the Underground where she produced Michael Landy's major public project for the Central line, Acts of Kindness (2011). She has also been Head of Interaction at Artangel, where she initiated and co-produced the Nights of London series which included artists' commissions by Sukhdev Sandhu and Janice Kerbel (2003-07). 

Cathy is regularly a guest speaker for cultural and academic bodies who've included D&AD, the Royal College of Art, the Leadership Programme at Oxford University's Saïd Business School, the Gerrit Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam, the National College of Art and Design in Dublin, the Irish Museum of Modern Art, How the Light Gets In philosophy festival in Hay, and the Hayward, Whitechapel and Serpentine Galleries. She has also been a guest contributor for the Digital Human and Human Zoo programmes on BBC Radio 4, the Weekly show on Monocle 24 Radio, and Robert Elms on BBC London. 

Cathy has a BA (first) in Social and Political Sciences from Cambridge University. She also has an MA (dist.) in culture studies and critical theory (Media & Communications) and an MPhil in History from Goldsmiths University of London. 

CV 

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