We are delighted to announce that Rachel Grant (Project Manager) and Gianni Esporas (Event Assistant) have been appointed to deliver LUX Scotland’s professional development programme for early career Aberdeen-based artists and curators.
Rachel Grant is a freelance curator based in Aberdeen and operates through Fertile Ground, a critical platform for her practice. Fertile Ground develops curatorial projects that take a context-specific, interdisciplinary approach and primarily focus on new commissions of work. She has been working as a curator since 2015 and has worked ad hoc in arts education. From 2019 – 20 Rachel was Shadow Curator for the Curatorial Fellowship with curator Naoko Mabon, supported by Peacock Visual Arts. Current projects include Paradigms, an exhibition of work by emerging artists in Aberdeen and Plymouth. This includes the public programme Where do we go from here?, a conversational series by and for those working in the visual arts sector of Aberdeen. Recent projects include CRUDE an exhibition and public programme (2021), Imagining St Fittick’s (2021) )and Speculative Fiction: Practicing Collectively (2020).
Gianni Esporas is a recent graduate from Gray’s School of Art that studied Contemporary Art Practice (Moving Image). She is an artist and researcher interested in female labour, inspecting those themes through the material of hair.