Kim McAleese is a curator based in Belfast and Birmingham. She was co-director of Catalyst Arts from 2009-2011, and curatorial consultant at the Belfast Festival at Queen’s in 2012. She is co-founder and curator of domestic visual arts space, Satis House and the Associate Curator of Grand Union. McAleese recently completed a six week curatorial residency at SOMA, Mexico City, and was one of the participants in the first European Independent Curators International Curatorial Intensive in 2013. She was the first recipient of the Arts Council of Northern Ireland Career Enhancement Scheme for Curatorial Practice, and is completing Curatorlab at Konstfack, Stockholm.