Kim McAleese is a curator based between Belfast and Birmingham. She is currently working as Programme Director of Grand Union, a gallery space and artists’ studios in the Birmingham, where she has worked with artists such as Prem Sahib, Emma Hart, Alice Theobald, and Fay Nicolson.
Previously, she was was co-director of Catalyst Arts from 2009–2011; a curatorial consultant at the Belfast Festival at Queen’s in 2012; and Curator for 14-18NOW Northern Ireland, a public artwork commission by Bob & Roberta Smith. She is co-founder of domestic visual arts space, Satis House.
She has completed Curatorlab at Konstfack, a masters programme for professionals in Stockholm. Previous to this she was the first recipient of the Arts Council of Northern Ireland Career Enhancement Scheme for Curatorial Practice, and was one of the participants in the first European Independent Curators International Curatorial Intensive in 2013.