School of Arts & Humanities
- Curating Contemporary Art
Kelly Large is a curator and educator. She is lead Tutor for Curatorial Practice on the Curating Contemporary Art MA programme at the Royal College of Art.
Kelly Large has over ten years of art programming experience in public and private institutions. She specialises in curating live and interdisciplinary programmes that reconsider the social and physical space of the art institution, and the relationship between individual and collective agency.Show more
Between 2013–2016 Kelly was Curator: Public Programme at Zabludowicz Collection where she produced performances, symposia and film screenings with established and emerging artists such as Marvin Gaye Chetwynd, Martin Creed, Alexandre da Cunha, Andy Holden, Linder, Katrina Palmer, Elizabeth Price and Emma Smith, amongst others. Recent projects include Empathy Flows, an evening of spoken word exploring the promotion and consumption of emotion with newly commissioned work by artists and poets including Tom Jenks, Flora Parrott, Ella Plevin, Sam Riviere and others; Fictions Are Realities To Come, a series of new performance commissions by Helen Benigson, Adam James and Sisters From Another Mister intersecting real and virtual worlds; and Collecting the Emerging, a two day symposium examining issues around collecting new and emerging art in partnership with University College London.
Prior to this Kelly directed SUNDAY, an international art fair for young commercial galleries, held annually in London. As part of this role she initiated SUNDAY School, a series of event based artist commissions that explored the convivial nature of the art fair context.In her independent practice, Kelly has produced artist commissions for various organisations including Tate Britain, 52nd Venice Biennale, Eastside Projects, Liverpool Biennial of Contemporary Art, and MIMA. She is also a visiting lecturer in Fine Art and Curatorial Practice at various universities.