Dr Trish Scott is an artist, curator and researcher living in Margate. She works collaboratively, using dialogue and exchange to generate processes and structures which rethink traditional hierarchies around knowledge production and create space for multiple voices.
She has particular expertise in participatory curation, with recent experiences ranging from developing Turner Contemporary’s major exhibition Journeys with ‘The Waste Land’ over a 3 year period with members of the local community, underpinned by a unique collaborative methodology, through to working with the Koestler Trust to support probation service users co-curate We Made This, an exhibition of artwork by people in prisons, young offender institutions, secure hospitals and on probation in the South East.
Trish is currently Engagement Curator at Goldsmiths Centre for Contemporary Art, where she is setting up the gallery’s inaugural education programme. Previously she has developed intergenerational programming at Tate, and has worked at Turner Contemporary both as Research Curator and Curator for Digital Collaboration.
Trish holds a PhD in Fine Art from the University of the Arts, London. Her doctoral research project Socialising the Archive examined questions of authorship in relation to how knowledge gets generated and communicated, particularly in relation to participatory art projects and their mediation. With a background in social anthropology, Trish has a longstanding interesting in group dynamics, and the politics of representation. As an artist Trish has undertaken projects with organisations including Tate, the Whitstable Biennale, the Dakar Art Summit and Hablarenarte. Teaching is a part of Trish’s practice and she has recently taught at the RCA, Goldsmiths, UAL, UCA, as well as mentored at Open School East in Margate for the last 4 years.