Cathy Haynes is a London-based artist, curator and writer. Most recently she was Chisenhale Gallery's artist in residence in Victoria Park, London, making Stereochron Island, an offsite research project throughout Spring/Summer 2014 (Stereochron.org). In 2013 she was Timekeeper in residence at the UCL Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology, where she created the exhibition A Storm Is Blowing. She is a founding 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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Cathy Haynes is a London-based artist, curator, writer and educator. She is  a founding faculty member of The School of Life.

Cathy's independent projects include her recent role as Chisenhale Gallery's artist in residence in Victoria Park, London, making Stereochron Island, an offsite research project throughout 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 exploring objects that shape our sense of time (astormisblowing.org). These residencies have developed from Cathy's previous research projects on progress, which include How to Map a Life (Rongwrong Gallery, Amsterdam, 2012), and from her solo exhibition exploring falsities in maps, No Such Place (Derby QUAD, 2010). Her work in general draws on the practice she developed with Sally O'Reilly to make Implicasphere, a series of mini-publications distributed in Cabinet magazine (2006-09), and the 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 Acts of Kindness (2011), Michael Landy's major public project for the Central line. She has also been Head of Interaction at Artangel, where she initiated and co-produced the Nights of London series with artists' commissions by Sukhdev Sandhu and Janice Kerbel among others (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, Dotmaker Tours, 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. 

She holds an MPhil in History (2006) and an MA (dist.) in culture studies and critical theory (Media & Communications, 1997), both from Goldsmiths University of London. She received her BA Hons (1st Class) in Social and Political Sciences from Cambridge University in 1995.



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