PROGRAMME DIRECTOR AND FULL-TIME FACULTY, CONTEMPORARY ART
Kathy Battista is Director of Contemporary Art at Sotheby’s Institute of Art, New York and Senior Research Fellow of the Centre for Global Futures in Art, Design and Media at the Winchester School of Art University of Southampton.
She is author of Re-negotiating the Body: Feminist Artists in 1970s London (IB Tauris, 2012) and the forthcoming New York NewWave (IB Tauris 2013). She is also coauthor of Art New York (ellipsis, 2000) and Recent Architecture in The Netherlands (ellipsis, 1998).
Her essays have appeared in the following edited collections: Ladies and Gents: Public Toilets and Gender (Temple University Press, 2009); Arcade: Artists and Placemaking (Black Dog, 2006); Surface Tension: Supplement 1 (errant bodies, 2006) and Surface Tension: Problematics of Site (errant bodies, 2003); as well as many exhibition catalogues. Kathy is a regular contributor to the journals Art Monthly, Art Untitled, The Brooklyn Rail and RES Art World as well as Phaidon.com.
She has taught at Cornell University; Birkbeck College; The London Consortium (University of London); Kings College; the Ruskin School of Art, Oxford University; and Tate Modern.
She co-founded the curatorial agency Tauromakia, is on the Curatorial Committee of NJ MoCA, and was founder of the Interaction program for the UK-based public art agency Artangel. She received a PhD and was a Postdoctoral Fellow of The London Consortium, University of London, a MA from the Courtauld Institute of Art, and a BA from Fordham University.