Kat Anderson is an Independent Curator and Producer, living and working in the UK and Germany. She has a BA in Fine Art from the University of the West of England and an MA in Museum Studies from University of Leicester. She has been working in the arts and heritage sector for over ten years, and with a range of interests including art from the Caribbean and Diaspora, Black queer culture(s) and Black mental health.
During 2015 – 2016 Anderson co-curated Jamaican Pulse: Art and Politics from Jamaica and the Diaspora for the Royal West of England Academy, UK. Jamaican Pulse was an Art Council England National Portfolio project and received a grant of £145,000. The project featured a major group exhibition of contemporary visual art from Jamaica, North America and the UK, a series of artist residencies and commissions. In addition there was book publication of the same title, which was co-edited by Anderson and Graeme Mortimer Evelyn (co- curator) and published by Sansom and Company (2016). The project was in partnership with National Gallery Jamaica, Jamaican High Commission and the Bluecoat Art Centre, Liverpool UK.
In 2011 Anderson conducted a body of research entitled ‘Island Masquerade – Contemporary Impressions on Jamaican Visual Art’. In 2008-9 she produced an ‘Abolition 200’ project for Picture This Moving Image called ‘Down at the Bamboo Club’. Through the commission of artist films, public engagement workshops and exhibition the project examined Bristol’s involvement in the Slave Trade and its legacy to the city and psychological impact on decedents of enslaved Africans.
Prior to this, Anderson worked as a Junior Curator at the Bristol City Museum and Art Gallery, UK and a Collections Registrar at the British Empire and Commonwealth Museum, Bristol, UK.