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Curating Contemporary Art Projects 2020

15 June 2020 to 31 July 2020 | Public programme: 15–21 June

These projects will be online

Click here to visit the CCA 2020 website

The Royal College of Art Curating Contemporary Art (CCA) MA 2020 graduating students present their final projects for the fourth year of the CCA Graduate Project Programme.  Developed in collaboration with leading art organisations across the UK, the five projects will go live online on Monday 15 June, at 12.00 (BST) accompanied by a public programme online between 15–21 June. Originally planned as physical shows, the groups worked tirelessly to move the projects online with the support of their partners as a result of COVID-19.

Empathy Loading

In partnership with Furtherfield

Empathy Loading is an online project exploring empathetic relationships between humans and networked non-humans.

So remember the liquid ground

In partnership with Gasworks

So remember the liquid ground is a programme of meditative and sensorial experiences crossing over the digital, physical and spiritual realms.

Nothing gentle will remain

In partnership with Open School East

Nothing gentle will remain is a publication inviting artists and audiences to speculate on how we gather together, now and in the future.

Sets and Scenarios

In partnership with Nottingham Contemporary

Sets and Scenarios is an online programme of film, text and performance exploring our heightened proximity to moving images and what it means to live under their influence.


In partnership with Team London Bridge

Artist Rachel Pimm has collaborated with four other practitioners across disciplines – Lilah Fowler who weaves, composer HP Parmley, poet Daisy Lafarge, and chef and designer Peiran Gong – on an exploration of medicinal plants, sounds and breathing.

Sponsors of the CCA Shows 2020
Sponsors of the CCA Shows 2020

Established over 25 years ago the MA Curating Contemporary Art (CCA) programme is recognised as an international leader in curatorial education and training and for its commitment to collaborative group project-based work that integrates theory and practice throughout the curriculum. The CCA programme approaches the field critically, theoretically and through best practice in commissioning, curating and programming with London-based and international arts organisations and spaces. These partnerships ensure that the knowledge and understanding of these practices is grounded in the context of public audiences, urbanisation and the digital. CCA is part of the RCA’s School of Arts and Humanities, led by Professor Victoria Walsh. This year’s graduate project course has been led by Kelly Large with project tutors, Rebecca Heald and Amanprit Sandhu.

The CCA 2020 projects will also be part of RCA2020, launching 16 July.